On The Hard
I used to go to Mexico for lunch, and all the stuff you described above. Never being able to take my kids to the Cadillac Bar in Nuevo Laredo is tragic. Damn cartels...For me, 'South of the Border' is Buffalo. Or Lake Placid. Maybe Seattle.
Like USAnians, I used to cross the southern border for good times, good weather and cheap booze. I don't cross so much any more.