After pulling into the gas station, in the hopes that a place crowded with people would have the gunmen backing off, the Appletons found that they were mistaken. The bandidos returned with six others in tow. After a physical confrontation--and even a threat to their dog--the couple managed to run the criminals off and call police, eventually leaving Mexico with an armed escort. Definitely not the vacation any of us wish for, but not one the Appletons will soon forget.
The Appleton's experience is a great reminder that both personal and road safety is always something to consider when taking any kind of vacation, especially in unstable parts of the world like Mexico's border towns. If you're looking to enjoy a vacation in an RV rental then visit RV Rental Canada for great deals and prices.
Photo Credits: 1. Marrovi via Wikimedia Commons 2. Sergio Nava via Wikimedia Commons