We were up at 5:30 and our bags out by 7. We left beautiful Copper Canyon on a very windy narrow road with several switchbacks. There are many pine trees here and it reminds us so much of our mountain roads back home in B.C. Then the area flattened out into hay and ranch land.
We drove through the little town of Guerrero where many Mennonites from Saskatchewan and Manitoba moved to trying to evade the draft. These people brought everything they had including their houses, animals and machinery by train. They made a very prosperous living for themselves creating many businesses starting with acres of apple orchards.
When we arrived in Chihuahua, we visited Poncho Villa’s museum. He was a big part of the Mexican Revolution and is a national hero. He had one wife and a daughter with her. But apparently he was quite the ladies man as he had several other women and approximately 40 more children! We then walked through a pedestrian mall with many modern stores and lots of customers. We walked to a beautiful church and a state building depicting the history of Chihuahua through beautiful murals. Outside the church was a water park and many children were playing in it even though the temperature was below 20C.
We stayed at the modern Wingate Hotel, part of the Windham resort system. We were a bit disappointed as it lacked the ambiance of the last few hotels we stayed in.