(Puerto Palomas MX)
On my next to last day camping at Pancho Villa State Park, another camper and I took the bus down to the Mexican border. We crossed into the small town of Puerto Palomas and met some other RVers at the Pink Store.
We were greeted warmly by the owner who remembered my friend’s name. It was a beautiful restaurant with delicious Mexican food and a mariachi band to serenade us while we ate. Service was very friendly and prices were quite reasonable.
After lunch, we roamed around the extensive collection of authentic crafts. There were all kinds of items including pottery, tinware, jewelry, china, beadwork, carpets and fancy mirrors to name a few.
I came away with a small wooden carved tortoise and a miniature sombrero. Both should look nice on the ledge under the rear window by the dinette. We then took a stroll around town, through the plaza and past a statue of Pancho Villa.
After visiting a few more stores, we returned across the border to await the bus. At the checkpoint we were asked for a passport or picture ID, and asked a few questions. It was a very enjoyable time and I’m so glad I got to go with someone who knew their way around.
Camp: Pancho Villa SP
Scene: Desert, historic buildings
Also see: Puerto Palomas Art