Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book: Birthday Celebration

A father and son cross the Mexican border to celebrate a 21st birthday at a bar in a border town to Laredo, Texas.  The two laughed and sang with the Mariachi band in the atmosphere among other tourists among the piñatas.  Nuevo Laredo is known for its lively nightlife, but Texas authorities are discouraging resident from crossing over because of recent gang-related violence.