A Goose Creek family received the surprise of their life yesterday when they realized passports weren’t required to visit South of the Border. The Crowley family drove their minivan slowly into the South of the Border parking lot holding their passports up for border security agents to see, but none were there. When they parked their car under the giant sombrero, they realized didn’t actually enter a foreign country.
Rich Crowley has been saving money for the last four years to take his family abroad to South of the Border. The most recent ten months have been spent securing current passports for all his family members. Even though the tourist attraction is only a two-hour drive away, Rich believed he was taking his family on an international journey.
South of the Border Gift Shop Cashier Jenny Popper found the Crowley family’s behavior to be strange. “They slowly walked inside and asked me if I “Habla English,'” she said. “I was like, ‘Dude…we’re still in America. You gonna buy some shit or not?’ We get at least one clueless family like this each month.”
Teenage daughter Emily Crowley didn’t seem to mind the mix-up “Whatevs, I don’t care if we’re not in a different country,” she said. “The gift shops are awesome. I got a sweet ‘Legalize It’ pot leaf shirt and a ton of badass fireworks. This is the best vacation we’ve ever been on.”
Rich Crowley hopes to make up for his mistake by going big with next year’s vacation. He is already researching travel plans to Columbia, but will once again disappoint his family when he realizes they traveled to the capital of South Carolina.