We left SD and headed east towards Tucson, Arizona. When we were about to cross into AZ we decided we should up the ‘wow factor’ of our trip and cross the Mexican border. So we did J We drove in (they didn’t even check our passports), drove through the tiny town, and then drove back into the US. So we can now officially say we’ve been in 3 countries on this trip! We drove around 430 miles from SD to Tucson and spent the night with some Dodd family friends, Doug and Francis Cochran. Doug had become a sort of ‘surrogate father’ to J’s dad when he was a young boy, and J was thereby named Jonathan Douglas after him. I’m so glad I finally got to meet them, as they’ve been so influential in the lives of both J and his dad.
This was one of the most bizarre landscapes we've ever seen!
We drove right along the border!