View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Owners Meet-n-Greet: MX, Nuevo Progreso - 2/6/2012 to 2/6/2012

02-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Nuevo Progreso, MX


Nuevo Progreso, Mexico


From: 2/6/2012 to: 2/6/2012
Meet: 10 am


Event Leader: jbeletti(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=2)

Additional Info:

A few of us down here in the Rio Grande Valley are going to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico for a couple hours (shopping and lunch).
We're planning to meet in a parking lot north of the border crossing, on the west side of FM 1015. It's $2 to park there. Then we'll walk across.

There's no signup for this. Just a few of us getting together. If you want to cross over with us, meet us in the lot. See the image below/attached to see where this lot is.


02-03-2012, 08:32 AM
I'm in....for next year! Stop having all this fun without me! Enjoy anyway!

02-03-2012, 08:57 AM
The HOC has just too much fun... We have togo back to Corpus Sat. and rest. We have had just too much fun down here in Mission Area..
See ya'll in Gillette.

02-03-2012, 09:04 AM
Dan and Karen, it's too bad that you've gotta head back but I understand how it is when you're the adopted Aransas Pass Chapter Leader.

We're gonna have some more fun in Mexico!

02-05-2012, 07:26 PM
I was just wondering if the Meet & Greet is still on? We are planning on going, but don't want to get there & find out it's been canceled because of the weather or whatever!

02-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Roy, it's still on! A little cold weather never stopped us, so come on over.

02-05-2012, 09:00 PM
I'll be hitching a ride with Jim and Nancy...

02-05-2012, 09:02 PM
I should have known I didn't need to ask. Heartlanders aren't wimps & afraid of the weather! But we still won't drink the water!

02-05-2012, 09:13 PM
The Margrarita's are OK to drink... ya gotta have one... really good.. The outside stand in the courtyard next to the bridge on the way back.. Where Jay goes to the dentist..

02-05-2012, 09:32 PM
These were my old stomping grounds as a child. My grandmother lived in McAllen on Houston Street, and we went to all of the border towns in Mexico during the 50's-70's. Lots of fun back then. I'm rather hesitant to do so these days. A friend of ours is a Border Patrol Agent, and he doesn't have many good things to say about the region. Be safe in your adventures.

02-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Roy, we've had water, coffee and margaritas and no one has gotten sick yet. The food is good too.

We'll see you in the morning!

02-06-2012, 05:57 PM
11 of us had a really nice time today in Mexico.

We meet in a parking lot on the north side of the border at 10 am and walked across together, some of us pausing to take pictures on the bridge, right at the border.

Then we moved as a group from shop, to pharmacy to shop and finally to a bakery/restaurant for lunch. Had a really nice lunch.

Then we moved further south down the street, from shop to shop. Just a really nice time hanging out and taking in some local color.


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02-06-2012, 06:08 PM
Good pictures Jim, thanks for sharing.

02-06-2012, 06:14 PM
Looks like you guys had a great time down there. Be safe getting back home. See you down the road in the future.

02-06-2012, 09:22 PM
For those that went south this morning, how was the security level? I know that safety in numbers is always a requirement, but did anyone feel threatened at all while out and about? We will be there later this year and we definitely will want to travel to Mexico.

02-06-2012, 09:45 PM
We've been over at least 6 times before today and have never felt threatened in any way. Today was no different and we all had a good time. I think that Nuevo Progresso is the best place to cross the border.

02-07-2012, 08:20 AM
Jay, thanks for the info. I used to live in El Paso and crossed over all the time. Looking forward to doing it again.

02-07-2012, 08:51 AM
Kelly, I don't think I would go across at El Paso any more.

Enjoying your blog.

02-07-2012, 04:37 PM
Hi Jay - That was Michael...but thanks for the advice! :-)

02-07-2012, 11:17 PM
Well, I finally​ was able to get the photos on here!!! My only concern with going to Mexico was...how much is Sally going to spend?! Had a great time!

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02-08-2012, 12:29 PM
Food Food I like the way Heartland Members always end up with something to eat, even here in Rockport. Safe travels to each of you. The Rockposrt group is eating out tomorrow. Yeah

02-08-2012, 06:33 PM
Remember to bring your Passport...

Have a great time !

02-09-2012, 11:16 AM
Remember to bring your Passport...

Have a great time !

Hi Marv!

This excursion was several days ago - we all had our Passport credit cards :)

Miss you guys!

See you at the GA rally.


02-09-2012, 11:39 PM
We are still in the RGV, and just heard on the news that a man had gone to Mexico from Harlingen to get dental work done, and is now missing. Didn't hear the whole story, and can't find it on KGBT channel 5, where we heard it. They said he flew down here, rented a car & drove across, apparently going to Progreso. It sounded like he was alone.

02-10-2012, 12:10 AM
That's not good to hear. We're considering going over again tomorrow to the pharmacy.


02-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Here's the link...http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=718055#.TzUqWlxtq04 Found it on Channel 4...apparently he was driving into Matamoros or Reynosa...BIG Mistake!! walking into Progresso is a whole nuther story....never feel threatened there, just be alert and never take a vehicle. There are other stories and warnings from US/Mexican governments about carjackings on the roads leading to interior cities...

02-11-2012, 01:08 AM
Thanks for finding it Kathy. I was driving myself crazy trying to find it. But from where I am, I don't need to drive...it's a short walk!!!

02-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Sad situation with this missing person.

On the other hand. Nancy, Rick, Blanca and I had a nice time in Nuevo Progreso yesterday.