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Old 11-28-2017, 01:10 PM   #1
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I haven't done one of these in a while so here goes nuthin'...

Models are Joe "Eldog" Loya and Deni "Dendog" Vidaurri.

Place is Progresso, AKA Las Flores AKA Blue Town.

Gotta mount the lucky bird!

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Obligatory pose with sign

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Tough light to shoot in with shade abruptly moving into bright sunlight. Interesting camera puzzle.

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Deni was afraid to go to Mexico. It took some convincing but after it was done she had fun.

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The Mexico side still looks like something out of a movie set

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The cara cara with snake.

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Street Doggin' it

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Light and shadows

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time to shine

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one more

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:14 PM   #2
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Pretty good restaurant right across the bridge on the left hand side. Can't remember the name but sure was good.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:16 PM   #3
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Only took the wide angle

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lots of color

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street heat

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Deni throws a pose

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Pancho's sounds cliche but it works

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Just like Idiocracy predicted, all the best science goes to boner meds

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time to re-hydrate

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here's to you!

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hats

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street walker

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:22 PM   #4
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street color

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more hydration

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"Canta no llores!"

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12 strings

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kinda mafioso

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Cactus merges with building

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trinkets for sale

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more color

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they like US

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walk up dentistry

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:45 PM   #5
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There used to be a giant pair of red panties here.

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We got what you need.

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old cars and stuff gives a back in time feel

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hand painted for your pleasure

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Musica!

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one of these things is not like the others

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ride your bike to watch the girls working their way through nursing school

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no contest

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perhaps it was "borrowed"?

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just testing the black and white

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:53 PM   #6
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Does Harley get a cut?

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I don't think he liked my shooting him.

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corner chicks

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Mexico high rise

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friendly dude on eco transport system

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shiniest shoes on the border

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where the action happens

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side street eateries rule

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Looks like a device for punishment

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On to Arturo's!

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Old 11-28-2017, 01:58 PM   #7
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nice
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:00 PM   #8
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World renown Arturo's

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the view from inside

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Deni decides she likes Mexico

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Dang good cabrito

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dem bones!

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Eldog knows what's up

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Back to the street is like being born again

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bottle cap art is never overdone

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Deni and the bullets

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Arm lifting and leg lifting to go!

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:10 PM   #9
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These images do not represent how crowded the streets were. Tourism is good.

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Creepy much?

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Sup lil' man!?

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practicing my "he got the shot and no one saw" camera skills

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costs a quarter to get back across

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silly Deni

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bridge walkers

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back in the USA

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there's more to this story

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Until next time...

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This was our first walk across in some time. I expected a much less vibrant scene. It felt good to see not much has changed. Maybe some day we will feel like it's safe to go at night again.

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:18 PM   #10
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Thanks for taking us along Steven, I sure do miss those days of walking across! Arturo's was always a favorite of mine good to see its still alive a kicking!
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:23 PM   #11
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Great shots! It has been a while since I have walked over the border. Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:27 PM   #12
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Very cool, awesome pics as always!!
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:27 PM   #13
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Man I always felt like I was at least a little bit Mexican, deep down inside somewhere.

Cool pictures.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:30 PM   #14
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And another outstanding "A" game set of photos.

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:39 PM   #15
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My wife is from Harlingen and we would go across every trip down to see her parents. We would park at Arturo's and walk a good ways in stopping for drinks and nachos a few times along the way. Always wrapped it up at Arturo's for dinner. Havent been in over ten years now. Nice to see it is still the same city. See many gringo's?
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:03 PM   #16
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See many gringo's?

Yes!

Lots of winter Texans and young adults. The pictures don’t tell the story of the foot traffic. There were lots of people out.



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Old 11-28-2017, 03:05 PM   #17
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Yeah, but did you die?

Great shots. It's good to hear that the place is getting along fine. Maybe confidence in visiting will continue to rise to what it once was.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:22 PM   #18
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I'd go but I don't think the jeep would be where I parked it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:38 PM   #19
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I'd go but I don't think the jeep would be where I parked it.


Park on US side and walk across. Much less hassle with no chance of a bullet you forgot about in the door/glove box/center console.


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Old 11-28-2017, 07:01 PM   #20
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Thanks for taking us across with you, makes me want to go. I love being in Mexico and all the street vendors, I like being alive too though.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:05 PM   #21
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Amazing photos, you really have an eye for amazing shots. I really enjoyed them
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:07 PM   #22
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I sure do miss the crossovers!
Great pics!!!
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:21 PM   #23
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It was a nice day here in the Rgv. Nice pics.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:12 PM   #24
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Great pics, Leggy! Thanks for taking us along!


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Old 11-28-2017, 08:20 PM   #25
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lots of great memories .wish I could go back 40 years for just one day! thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:32 PM   #26
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Looks like y’all had fun
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:46 PM   #27
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Thank you sir for the pics!

Have not been back ito Progresso in 10 years & miss that place!!
Used to go 4-5 times a summer...

Thank you again for “refreshing” old memories!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:52 PM   #28
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I need to hook up with marcos & Leyda @ Arturo's on this side again...last time was a hoot.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:53 PM   #29
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Something special about crossing with the Dog clan. I miss it.


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Two words: Muy Bien!
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:40 PM   #31
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:16 AM   #32
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That was fun! I haven't done that in a long time. Thanks for taking us along. I always enjoy the views through your lens.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:37 AM   #33
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Great pictures. You really captured the experience. I felt like I was along for the ride.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:31 AM   #34
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You have lost your mind going over there

Great pics!
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:59 AM   #35
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Excellent tour Stephen. Nice to see you posting photos again.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:13 AM   #36
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These pictures make me wanna take a road trip! Good job!
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:02 AM   #37
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awesome shots!
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Great photos. Thanks for sharing those.
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