From: S. L. Potosi to Matejuala
Date: March 26, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- At major elevated intersection just east of central San Luis Potosí. Follow signs for Matehuala to continue north. This was the ending point of the previous driving log.

000.1 Miles (000.2 Km) --
Gigante supermarket on the right.

000.6 Miles (001.0 Km) --
Km marker 1.

000.8 Miles (001.3 Km) --
Laterals end.

001.2 Miles (001.9 Km) --
Pemex #2279 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access.
Exit left for Centro (S.L. Potosi) and Zacatecas just past the Pemex. We continue straight.

003.4 Miles (005.5 Km) --
Pemex #2304 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access. There is no truck parking.

004.5 Miles (007.3 Km) --
Exit right for inner ring road bypassing S.L. Potosi to the east. We continue straight.

004.7 Miles (007.6 Km) --
Pemex #3542 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with access only from the north. There is some truck parking.

005.7 Miles (009.2 Km) --
Aeropuerto exit. We continue straight.

006.1 Miles (009.8 Km) --
Under the airport overpass.

007.2 Miles (011.6 Km) --
Hotel Quinta San Jorge on right. Laterals start just after this hotel as we enter the small town of Enrique Estrada.

008.7 Miles (014.0 Km) --
Laterals end. Km 14.

009.2 Miles (014.8 Km) --
Retorno.

016.3 Miles (026.3 Km) --
Cutoff right for Querétaro/Mexico cuota. This is the north end of the cuota bypass of S.L. Potosi. We continue straight.

021.4 Miles (034.5 Km) --
Restaurants and shops along side of road.

025.0 Miles (040.3 Km) --
Cutoff right for San Nicolas Tolentino. We continue straight.

025.9 Miles (041.8 Km) --
Cutoff right for Villa Hidalgo. We continue straight.

032.0 Miles (051.6 Km) --
Cutoff right for Villa Hidalgo. We continue straight.

037.5 Miles (060.5 Km) --
Pemex #4507 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access from either direction. There is some truck parking.

040.5 Miles (065.3 Km) --
Rio Verde cuota cutoff to right. We continue straight.

043.8 Miles (070.6 Km) --
Cutoff right for Cerritos and Villa Juarez. We continue straight.

062.3 Miles (100.5 Km) --
Pemex #3809 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access. This is a pretty poor and grim area, some years we’ve seen stands along here where people are selling snakes and captured birds of prey. None of that seems to be going on today.

066.9 Miles (107.9 Km) --
Exit right for Ciudad Mante and Ciudad Victoria on Mex 80. We continue straight.
Pemex #2291 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access, no truck parking. There are lots of businesses along the roadside doing business with the trucks.

084.1 Miles (135.6 Km) --
Pemex #5436 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access. There is lots of truck parking.
Pemex #3812 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is also medium-sized with good access.

087.3 Miles (140.8 Km) --
Pemex #5058 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access from both directions and lots of truck parking.

104.1 Miles (167.9 Km) --
Cross the Tropic of Cancer.

106.8 Miles (172.3 Km) --
Exit for Charcas on Hwy 63. We continue straight.

115.2 Miles (185.8 Km) --
New Pemex with no number yet under construction on the right.

115.2 Miles (185.8 Km) --
Enter city of Matehuala, population 78,000.

116.2 Miles (187.4 Km) --
Pemex #2295 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s large with good access from both directions and truck parking along the sides.

116.5 Miles (187.9 Km) --
Road narrows to two lanes.

116.6 Miles (188.1 Km) --
Entrance into central Matehuala is straight ahead, a bypass goes right. We go right.

118.9 Miles (191.8 Km) --
North entrance into central Matehuala is to left, we continue straight.

119.1 Miles (192.1 Km) --
Las Palmas Motel to right. This point will be the beginning of the next log.

See Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping in this area.
 

Copyright © 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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