We left the RV park in Magdalena Kino around 8:30 this morning. We were the last to leave, all the Euro-overlanders left well ahead of us. Well, one couple in a Toyota Landcruiser (diesel 4X4, nice) with a camper on the back, left maybe 1/2 hour before we did. But what was funny was that, when we got to the US border at Nogales, MX, there they all were. The Landcruiser was only 4 car lengths ahead of us. I sure hope they stopped for breakfast or something because, if not, they were in that line a long time doing nothing but seemingly waiting for us to catch up.
Going through US Customs, we got searched as most RVs do. Of course, the fact that we had some mango onboard, even though it was sliced and didn’t have its seed anymore, was one of the reasons. Can’t bring mangos into the US (or raw potatoes either for some reason). But we got a nice agent who let us just eat the mango instead of throwing it away. Even let us leave before we’d finished but laughingly warned us not to still be eating it when we reached the next checkpoint. All the Euro guys got searched and were still there being hassled when we left. Welcome to the Land Of The Free, guys.
Even though we generally like staying somewhere a little funkier than a KOA, we opted for the KOA in Tucson. Lulu’s headed to the airport tomorrow and wanted a good shower and they have ’em. They also have something we’ve never seen at an RV park before: a motel-style ice machine! Drinks on the rocks tonight. Oh and one other thing: they have an associated bar and grill and Happy Hour starts in 12 minutes. I’m betting the place is air-conditioned and, since it’s 96 degrees inside the camper right now, I guess you know where to find us.