11/15/09 Time for an update. I have been in route planning mode. I have found that is extremely difficult to find information via online mapping services to route from the US to Creel, Chihuahua. I did find this GEM. However, I doubt their optimistic estimate of time verses mileage. It estimated that it would take 5.42 hours from Presidio, Tx to Creel? I mean WTF? we have a XR and a Dizzer not supersonic aircraft. And that was another thing we decided today is that we will travel from NW Arkansas to the border at Presidio. Then on into Mexico. Deciding to enter at Presidio prompted me to get serious about what procedures will be required and what paper work we will need upon entry. To that end I found THIS WEBSITE. which is the most comprehensive information on the subject that I have found to date. The above website states that we will be required to have a credit or check card in each of our names. I am wondering if I really need one in each of our names? My son will still be a minor at the time of departure. I am guessing that my card will cover him? Also, it states that each vehicle will be registered in our names. I am also pre-supposing that the bikes being in my name only will be ok? Am I wrong in that regard? While I am making some progress toward getting us away from ground zero we are still stuck waiting for my Vstrom to sell on Ebay. The bike has to sell so I can start farkling the bikes. I hope that it receives some bids soon. Nothing to date. We will be using this ROUTE to Presidio and I have (yes, call me a weenie) decided to trail to the border. We will do this for several reasons but the most important is that this will be my sons first long distance haul on a bike. He is learning, and he is good but, I don't want to push our luck. So the decision is made. We trail to the border (argh). So the next puzzle piece I to figure out where I will be able to store the truck and trailer once were in Presidio? I mean I would still like them available to us we come back to pick them up. Any ideas out there? Any inmates in the area that will let me leave my truck and trailer in their drive or yard?