A view from the border

Cavguy sent me a bunch of pictures of the border and we figured you might be interested.
Commentary with the pictures is his.

On the border at a bridge crossing. We found its less hassle and quicker to park the POV on the USA side and walk over. Wall portion at my left shoulder with the Big Muddy below. The river is kinda wide here.
Progresso Mexico

Progresso, Mexico.

The Rio Grande. Border Patrol tells me the smugglers bring a thousand pounds of drugs to a point on their side. Watch for shift change then dash 300 + pounds across to a waiting vehicle then hall ass. They say the smugglers are faster than a NASCAR pit crew.

Look at all the concealment! Mexico is to the right, you can’t see the river here for the vegetation, and it’s real narrow here too. Typical road used by farmers/land owners, BP and the illegals.  BP dislikes these types of areas, and there’s lots of this here.
One of my bikes I brought with me. Perfect for these recons.

Part of the Wall.



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15 Responses to A view from the border

  1. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    Thanks for posting the photos….anything to give people a better idea of what’s happening. Meantime CA gov Newsom is pulling Natl Guard from the border and so did the gov of NM. FOOLS!

  2. Burt says:

    For you book readers: Wolf Boys by Dan Slater; story about young cartel assassins in Laredo-fun while it lasted.

    The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable.

    What’s it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? And how does a fifteen-year-old American boy go from star quarterback to trained assassin, surging up the cartel corporate ladder?

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  3. POd American says:


    That’s a very polite description.

  4. WDS says:

    Progresso looks just like the dump I visited, Reynosa. Don’t ask, long story….

  5. Mike says:

    I wonder how many of those trucks/SUV’s in the street scene picture were STOLEN from America? I’m guessing a LOT of them.

  6. Buzz D. says:

    Build it and they will stay on their own side. Then the Border Patrol will have the time to locate and destroy the tunnels. Enough is efuckingnough. Stay on your own side, Manuel.

  7. badbilly says:

    Good info and pics..thanks.
    Great bike. I have a klr set up for recon, kabar, machete, 2 pistol holsters, rifle scabbard, paracord, water, compass and flints.. if ya gotta move, ya gotta move quick.

  8. WoodBurner says:

    Thanks Cav for the real world photos.

    Its a crime that honest citizens must pay the price for victims on both sides of the border so that others may profit.

  9. Jstwaiting says:

    That wall would look better with concertina wire on top.

  10. Dave says:

    weaponized immigration we need to work backwards up the food chain and see who is writing the checks. then “you know”

  11. Gordon says:

    Progressive doesn’t seem to be much different from when I was there about 26 years ago. Well, more signs. I recognize most of the buildings.

  12. anonymous says:

    Stock the Rio Grande with piranha and alligators, why deny these animals a way to eat !

    I heard on talk radio (KURV 71 Rio Grande Valley) that the Sinaloa cartel has switched mainly from drug smuggling to illegal aliens. More profit and less risk due to current U.S. law. Plus prostitution canidates of women and children.

  13. bradoplata says:

    Were you picking up cheap meds? Used to be good restaurants there, until a shootout several years ago.

  14. Sabre22 says:

    i see the need for reactivating the brown water Navy. jet boats setup like the Vietnam ones with a pair of M-2s up front. Armored of course armored control station. Al Air cushion vehicle for addition speed and for the ability to enter shallow areas. where no boats can go. Air cover available as necessary. no more Screwing around

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