No problems at all with the border at Matamoros ... we had a problem paying the Mex$262 each for the tourist visa into Mexico tho. We were told at El Ceibo to pay it in to any bank before we left the country, went to pay this morning and the bank wouldn't accept the the payment .. Aduana at El Ceibo had only given us one form and we needed one each with different ref numbers. Off we go to the border expecting to be told to return to El Ceibo for the form!!!! No worries .. the Aduana took the form and payment then a quick check of the VIN number and we got our US$ 400 back and exited Mexico.
Entering the US was just as easy, a quick chat with the guys at the entry point who parked us up and escorted us into the Homeland Security office where we had to fill in a green form asking if we were terrorists etc. and paid US$6 .. No need AT ALL
to do the online ETSA and pay US$14 each .. which we had already done
All in all about an hour to do both sides.
Not sure of our plans after Alaska, coming back to the States to see my brother in Indianapolis and then who knows maybe try and get a job somewhere... hopefully if the money will go far enough we will ship to NZ then Asia.
Kev & Lorraine