Good Luck at the Bad Timing Awards

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Nuevo Progreso, Mexico is located just across the border from Weslaco and Progreso, Texas. (Click on Photo to Enlarge)


The town is a fairly sleepy place to go to from April through October.  During the winter, however, it becomes a bustling mecca for “Winter Texans” taking advantage of the great restaurants, shopping, visiting one of the hundreds of dentists, and stocking up on medications from nearly as many farmacias (pharmacies).


I don’t know who’s idea it was to begin a major street and sewer project at the beginning of their busy season, but somebody deserves the “Bad Timing” award for this one.  When you cross the border at the Progreso Bridge you find yourself on the main downtown street.  They have torn up the entire street.  This is normally a major parking location for visitors and residents.




These photos were taken last weekend.  We’re heading over there today and will see how much progress they’ve made.

2 Responses to “Good Luck at the Bad Timing Awards”

  1. Donna says:

    Wow I have heard of this place and hope to check it out someday soon… What a horrible thing for them to do just in the peek busy season… DUH!!!

    Have Fun & Travel Safe

  2. Karen says:

    They did the same thing in Nogales a few years ago. Right at high season, the decided to turn a street into a pedestrian walk. The only problem is, it was neither ( and totally unuseable) during the busy time and by the time it was finished, it was late Spring/early Summer and there were not nearly the tourists.

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