Through the windshield–Veracruz and Tamaulipas

We get to see a lot of really cool stuff on the road trip up from southern Mexico to the U.S. Here are a few shots of the view through our windshield and windows:

Veracruz has some gorgeous landscape…

We spend a couple of hours driving right along the Gulf Coast in Veracruz

Content travelers

Shrimping boats in the mouth of a river emptying into the ocean

The numerous small towns are very picturesque

Roadside pottery stand

The hilly coastal lands of Veracruz are covered with orange, banana, and pineapple plantations. Town after town is lined with roadside stands selling fruit and honey. A bag of 100 oranges goes for under US$2.50.

This statue is in a small town located in an area called The Golden Valley of the Orange

Crossing the Tampico bridge over the river into the state of Tamaulipas

Entering cooler lands–crossing the Tropic of Cancer