On Sunday after checking out of the hotel in Orange Walk Town we hit the road to go Chetumal, Mexico... just across the Belize-Mexico border. Our friend, Ritchel, agreed to go with us so we had someone who knew the ropes and who speaks Spanish fluently.
View as we crossed the bridge
Father and son selling cold water ...
I wish I could have gotten a shot of the" no vendors on the bridge" sign
We didn't drive around the city much because we only had one destination in mind for this short trip. With Ritchel's help we drove straight to Plaza Las Americas a shopping center we had heard so much about.
I chose to eat at Mickey D's because I was in need of a taste from home.
Tom and Ritchel chose the Cajun Grill
Tom and I shopped for the things that we had on our simple list, a harness for Harley from the pet shop, 100% cotton yarn for me, and some office supplies from Office Depot. It was easy to find everything we were looking for.
Maybe next time we will try going to a movie!
We were told that most of the time the movies are in English with Spanish subtitles.
I think we may have set a record for the shortest trip to another country. Shopping with two men meant that we hunted down what we needed and then left. Next time maybe we'll stay a day or two and check out more of the city and the local cuisine. The women at church were thinking of making the trip...and that would be fun!