The river separates Texas from Mexico & it was a wonderful experience. I had heard that Reynosa Mexico was quite a party town but until we rode by the park we had no idea how much these people like to party.
We also learned that the TX Highway Patrol actually considers the Rio Grande River a TX Highway....who woulda thought! And boy do they have some very fast & very fancy boats. All of the agencies who patrol our border are very friendly & very good at what they do. We are protected by several agencies (I might forget a few): Border Patrol, Texas Rangers, State Police, Mission Police, Texas Highway Patrol, etc.
Ok, so our ride lasted about 2 1/2 hours & all along the way we had Texas on one side & Mexico on the other side. At one point during the ride we actually
|Alligator catching rays!|
|Mansion in Reynosa|
All along the river are large mansions on the Mexico side (they do have lots of money...some legal, some not so legal). One mansion we saw was all glass. Yes, all around. You could seen right through to the other side & even the bed. I'm assuming (at least I hope) that they have some
Most of the Mansion photos are only partial views visible from the river but from what we could see they were all very impressive. I'm posting the 3 best photos I got of the mansions but it should give you a bit of an idea of what they are like. We actually have some huge mansions on our side of the river that are owned by Mexican Nationals.
|Reynosa Park Party Boat|
The next photos are of the Park in Reynosa. They aren't the greatest photos but it will give you an idea how busy they are on weekends & how much they like to party. I was told that it used to be a safe place for people to travel to but now it's best to stay on this side of the river.
Our trip was on a Sunday & we were told that's the
A bit farther down the river we hit the Anzalduas park & dam. The park is very nice but much quieter than the Reynosa park. The Anzalduas International Bridge connects Reynosa Mexico to McAllen, TX. The bridge is one of several that connect Mexico to
Border Patrol has a boat ramp along the river on the Texas side near the Anzalduas park. They also have their lookout which has cameras that reach great distances. Captain Bob told us that the new high range camera's along the levee near our community
I think the best part of the trip was at the end when we saw the TX Highway Patrol boats. These boats are new & very impressive.
It was a great day & we really enjoyed the scenery & learning about the different Mexican cities along the the river & all the other trivia that we didn't
|Highway Patrol on the move|
Unfortunately I couldn't get a shot of the Pontoon because where it's docked you can't really see it & of course it's pretty hard to get a photo when you're riding in it. The boat seats 8 people & they only charge $10.00 per person which probably covers the cost of the gas.
Bob & his wife are work kampers at the RV park &
|Fancy new boats|
I'm really glad we finally had a chance to take the boat ride!
Looking at these new fancy boats & all those big guns, I am glad I live on this side of the river. We sure do feel so much safer with them around & it's nice to know that we are safe & secure with them around.