And of course, there is construction on the road we are traveling, so it slows us down by an hour. It’s going to be real close. We are not going to drive faster to reach the border, just to make sure Hipolitos’ truck will make it to the border. We arrive in Chetumal right around 4:30PM, but we still need to drive to the border, in Santa Elena.
Is it still possible we could cross the border into Belize, today? Not with the line that has formed at the border crossing. We get to our visa cleared but we are then informed that the pedemento office is now closed and we will have to return in the morning. It’s going to be another day in Mexico. This is starting to old, and I want out of Mexico, now. Tomorrow will be day 11. Not what we had expected when we left California, ten days ago.
So we check into a hotel at the border and wait for morning to cross into Belize.
And just as we think everything from here will go smoothly, Hipolito gets a call that his uncle has passed away, and he needs to be with the family in Belize. He will return in the morning and we will attempt to cross then. I have to wait until he returns, as we are both on the same pedemento and both of us need to be there so we can clear Mexican customs, together. He has a Belizean passport so he can cross now, without the truck and boat, and come back later. Will we cross into Belize tomorrow? Hipolito says yes, but I am beginning to have my doubts.