May not have been intended for the cartels down there, but I would bet it winds up in their hands now.
I too made that wrong turn into Juarez once, several years ago (pre-9/11). When they asked "where are you coming from?", I said "over there!", pointing north of the border. They laughed and let us through.
FFR3639. 5.0L + Paxton Novi 1000 = 368 RWHP. Need more twisty roads in Kansas...
Poor guy. I made a wrong turn off a on ramp bridge and ended up on a military base near LA after stopping for gas. I asked the guard if I could turn around and I actually had to drive about 50 yards in to do so. They were out of the shack watching me the whole time.
I did that going from Bahrain to Saudi.....on purpose of course. I got to drive across the causeway into Saudi Arabia, turn around and drive back to Bahrain. A few days later we did it again with a different buddy driving.
Exciting times in Bahrain!! We lived on the edge
But what's even worse is driving up the Jersey Turnpike to NY and getting off on the exit before the exit you wanted and it costing you 25 bucks.....for less than a half mile.
"Clowns to the left me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you."
I'd have to check a map to see if I was near San Diego. I was on my way back from LA with SN95 spindles and a Cougar limited slip pumpkin to Yuma where my wife was staying with a friend. All I remember is there were several exotic cars at the gas station (and I was the only one staring) and I ate at a Denny's like place right next to the base (might have been Denny's). Fortunately since I knew I was going to the land of fruits and nuts me and my car were un-Arizonified (at least the first pass).
It's funny how people on the net are getting all conspiratorial about this. 6 pallets of ammo going to Phoenix. . . Cabella's in Glendale or Bass Pro Shop in Mesa will park those on the floor between the camo and coyote lure for the weekend without even bothering to stock the shelves.
I've only taken a major wrong turn a couple of times.
Once was with the family. We pulled off looking for an advertised McDonalds, took a wrong turn, and ended up at the gate to JPL. Same thing, we had to go onto the installation in order to turn around as we had a 35 foot 5th wheel behind us. The guards called us an escort vehicle and we had to go way in to where there was a culdasac to turn around. It was where the employee busses turn around apparently. Anyway, I think it helped that I had two young kids with me to ease their minds a bit, but it was a fun adventure. The Mickey Ds was just about 2 miles in the other direction.
The other time I was driving a race car semi in the "deep south". We pulled off to go to an advertised White Castle, as the directions said, but there was no restaurant.
No place for us to turn the rig around either, so we headed up the frontage road. So picture this. Two very white guys, in a sparklingly beautiful semi with pictures of race cars on the sides passing houses that were falling down with cars planted in the front yards, and all the "darker skinned" locals sitting on their porches with 40s in their hands(the beers, not guns) staring at us as we drove by!
Needless to say, we didn't ask for directions, and we didn't stop until we got back on the freeway.
After this incident, and another one in El Paso Texas the boss encouraged us to carry when we traveled.
It's funny how people on the net are getting all conspiratorial about this.
Shoot I've had seven or eight thousand rounds in the back seat of my truck on several occasions. In fact when I donated a '90 Escort wagon to a charity I went through it first and found an ammo can full of .308 that I'd forgotten about for a couple years.
I'd have finished a long time ago if I knew they were this fun!
FFR 4888: Street Cobra: No Scoop, No Pipes, No Rollbar.
Welcome to FFCars! The
representations expressed are the representations and opinions of
the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the
opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website
has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members
and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five
Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any
purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the
Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five
Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to
post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is
owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages
posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these
messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason
whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your
messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with
respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).
Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory