I, my two children and two dogs, are driving for the first time to our new home at Lake Chapala via Guadalajara/Nogales, AZ from Washington State. I am looking for any advice on driving through Mexico & crossing the border at Nogales from anyone who has done that in recent history. Specifically, I am wondering about the ease of finding motels, gas stations, how much money we need other than for tolls (in cash/pesos). concerned about carrying too much cash but not having enough for any place that won't take a credit card.
I have the docs for the pets. I read some things here about border crossing being a hassle. What hassles can we expect at Nogales if anyone knows? Thanks!!