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.
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.
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.
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!