I just got back from visiting Monterrey, Mexico with my friend who is originally from there. First of all, what a fantastic city! I am a bit baffled that there isn't more international traffic between Dallas and Monterrey. Some may not find that a 12 hour trip in the car is short, but I consider it a small price to pay for going fom one world to another. Of course, the Texas transportaion corridor would certainly lift the ease on the horrible abomination known as I-35. Most people around here that I have talked to don't know anything about Monterrey. It has a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and there is more than enough English going around for those who are not bilingual. It strikes me as a place worth visiting moreso than Cancun. If I want to see Texas college students running around drunk, I can stay here. The only drawback of Monterrey is no beach. The weather was considerably cooler and the presence of palm trees and massive mountain ranges made up for the lack of an ocean view. Once I get my pics, I would like to post them in this forum, though they will not do it justice. Anyone know why Monterrey is such a secret to Texans?