While our nerve-racking encounter with the cops the previous night was still fresh in our minds, we started day #11 with refreshed spirits and headed towards the southern state of Oaxaca (pronounced as wah-HAH-kah).
After an unexpected delay in Texas, we finally crossed Rio Grande and into Mexico on day #6 towards our destination of Guatemala.
The warnings from people about corrupted cops and drug cartels in Mexico linger at the back of our minds as we drove through five Mexican states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas.
Despite the delay in crossing the border, our close proximity to the Mexican custom from Eagle Pass Texas was helpful as we had to walk over a couple of times to sort out the documentations needed for our vehicle.
And since we lost three extra days that we could be driving towards Guatemala, we were determined to make the best of our extended stay in this city; the home of the only casino in Texas.