We had planned out our route down I-5 though Oregon and California, taking a left at Palm Springs, heading to Phoenix, and then down to Nogales, AZ to cross into Mexico.
The Mexico route would then hit Guaymas on the Gulf of CA, run down the coast and cut into central Mexico and finally Mexico City (Distrito Federal – the capital of Mexico - known as DF.)
However, the managers of the school we’ll be teaching at suggested crossing the border at Laredo, TX. That leaves about 700 (11 or so hours) miles of travel through central Mexico. We checked out this route and it looks like the better way to go. Also, if you ever need to learn about the Mexico highway system and tolls go to the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes site and the Traza tu ruta link is a mapping/toll tool that provides information about highways, tolls, kilometers, and driving times.
See the Mapquest map going through Laredo @ http://www.mapquest.com/mq/10-Ee2svgjulVzHnmb17olS (scroll all the way down to see the map.)
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