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UPDATED: Humanitarian crew ready to deliver goods in Mexico

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 17, 2009 at 8:28 am |
June 17, 2009 8:28 am

The vehicles are running and it’s about time to start doling out the goods.

That’s the latest report from Ed Troyer and the Mission to Mexico crew.

Here’s his early-morning post on Twitter:

“All vehicles are running good. We’re all ready to start giving all this stuff away. I know tomorrow we will have internet connection.”

The team left Gig Harbor on Saturday and went across the border earlier this week. They’d made it to San Carlos late Tuesday and were reunited with one member of the group who got stuck at the border crossing with a patrol car that initially didn’t clear customs.

The group of 22 volunteers was together again and ready to move forward as a group.

Another Twitter post from last night:

“We’re in San Carlos and actually see the ocean, plus everything is running. People are well rested.”

The team is moving. The first stop to drop off equipment is Mazatlan.

10:46 a.m. Twitter post: “We just took a 3-mile dirt road to bypass Coolican, which is a reported hot spot. Had a herd of cows we had to wait for.”

10:49 a.m. Twitter post: “Lots of little school kids came out and waved. Jose was blowing the sirens. After a long 4 days the new drivers got a taste of why were here.”

UPDATE No. 2: In an e-mail to The News Tribune, Troyer said this was the schedule for the rest of the trip…

The team is heading to Mazatlan today and will be spending the night there.

They will go to Ayutla on Thursday and Autlan on Friday. One rig will be delivered to Barra de Navidad on Thursday.

They plan to be in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday. They are scheduled to fly home Sunday.

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