Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PALOMAS, MEXICO

Wednesday, January 7 – On Tuesday, everything thawed out by early morning, and we were on our way to Puerto Palomas de Villa, Mexico also known simply as Palomas, is a small town of 4,688.

Palomas, Mexico, is a very small town three miles south of Columbus, NM. There isn't much of anything there. A couple pharmacies, several bars, and the famous Pink Store. We walked around town, which took all of about 15 minutes and then headed over to the Pink Store.

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Mexico’s famous Pancho Villa.
Palomos, MX

The streets are nothing like Progresso, Mexico.Palomos, MX

Palomos, MX

The Pink Store is a restaurant/bar/Mexican souvenir store. We walked around and looked at the items for sale and came to the conclusion most everything was over priced compared to Progresso, Mexico, across the border from Mission, TX.

Pink Store

Marsha thought the furnishing in the restaurant were so cute.
Pink Store

Pink Store

Pink Store

We heard the lunch menu was very good so decided to have dinner. It was OK but nothing to write home about. The only bargain in the place was the Margaritas. We each received a free one, compliments of the Pancho Villa Museum and decided on a second one to drink with our meal.

The Pink Store Plaza General Pershing and Pancho Villa Shaking Hands
Pink Store

We felt comfortable in Palomas…never felt threatened! The trip across the border was uneventful in both directions. The locals were friendly, and there was no customary sales people trying to sell us various trinkets.

All-in-all, the trip to Palomas was interesting but nothing we would consider a "must see." Come and enjoy the tranquility of Pancho Villa State Park and travel to Palomas as an interesting "side-trip."

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. Did you wear Escapees badges or clothing?

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  2. hmmmm. . .well. . .you just didn't seem a bit excited about that. . .guess we'll pass. . .LOL!

    Where ya headed next?

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  3. Never been there, but really enjoy the small towns further south Near San Carlos on the way to Mazatlan, we found that was the real Mexico, compared to the tourist border town.
    But seem like had an enjoyable outing anyway.

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  4. Did you see any Ducks there? You wanted them to go to a warmer place, didn't you?

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  5. Any side trip for us is an adventure, even ghost towns. No doubt they are set up for tourists, but it would still be interesting.

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  6. We enjoy Algodones by Yuma. It is probably more like Progresso, but we have never been there. We go to Algodones for dentists, meds and eye glasses.

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  7. I never even heard of Palomas until you blogged it. Uneventful border crossings are very good for sure.

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  8. I remember the pink store and OK would be just the way I remembered the food:)

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  9. We are headed for Algodones on Monday for dental work for Jim. But if not for that we probably wouldn't need to go again.

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  10. Boy, this town sure looks a lot different than the others we see on blogs. I can't over how empty the streets are!

    Margaritas are good anytime but free ones are perfect:)

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  11. we are planning a side trip to Algodones soon since we have yet to pass through there

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  12. Probably the quietest border town in Mexico that I've seen blogger's write about. Nothing wrong with that though.

    We still haven't been across the border once during our yearly snowbirding trips. We're not big fans of the crowds and hubbub we've seen people write about.

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  13. We enjoyed our visit to Palomas, the tostadas were pretty good at the Pink Palace.

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