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Feb 22, 2020 - Chihuahua, Chihuahua MX - Day 6 - C.C.Tour

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...

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Feb 21, 2020 - Urique ,Chihuahua - Day 5- at the Copper Canyon MX

This morning, we climbed on a school bus which took us to the eight minute tram ride which was in another part of the canyon. Here the scenery was excellent as well. We could see the homes of some of the local Indian tribe [Tarahumara] on the floor of the canyon. These natives walk and run everywhere. When they are hunting their prey they chase them until the animal is exhausted and then shoot them with a bow and arrow! In the afternoon, we hopped back on the school bus to another look out point. Here we entered a traditional Indian home...

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Feb 20, 2020 - Urique ,Chihuahua Day 4- at the Copper Canyon MX

We were up at 5 o’clock to catch the bus at 7:30. We had a wonderful sleep in that old hacienda. This morning Ed tried to hang up a towel but the towel ring came off in his hand! We arrived at the train station at 8 and waited for a half an hour for the train. There were two first class cars. We were assigned to the second but when we got on there were people in our seats so by the time we got seated we ended up with a smaller window. Luck of the draw. The sun was on the right hand side but those seats also had most of the scenery. We went...

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Jan 21, 2015 - Progreso, Mexico

On the advice of numerous other 'Winter Texans, and no more medical insurance, we decided to seek dental care in Progresso, Mexico, which is legendary among the snowbirds. The snowbirds didn't lie - for just over $500, we both had our teeth cleaned, Larry had a root canal and a crown. In the good old USA, that would have cost at LEAST $1200.... The work was good, no complications, PLUS the whole procedure was complete in just two days, not the usual three weeks it would take in the States. Progreso is a safe and very interesting little...

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Geritol Journals

Nov 30, 2013 - Heading to the Border

We woke up early with anticipation to get over the border and back into the U.S.A. Leaving Copper Canyon after staying in Creel was a beautiful view leaving the area. More twisty roads that are the Motorcylce riders dream. Quick roadside burrito in Chihuahua, fill up with Gas, and off we go to the Autopista. The mexican drivers are awesome drivers. They stay in the right lane unless they are passing, they move over in the shoulder if there is an oncoming car and allow you to pass.

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Tour de Mexico

Nov 29, 2013 - Batopilas

Cock-a-doodle-dooooo, Cock-a-doodle-dooooo, Cock-a-doodle-dooooo!!!! This all started at 4:20am and proceeded every 20 minutes until we could not handle it any more and packed up from Cuesta Colorado to adventure to Batopilas!!! We said our goodbye's and expressed our gratitude to Victor and off we go!!! Another hill climb, but much better than the day before. Yet challenging, after 2 hours we could see Batopilas. The downhill was tight, twisty, and much more stable than the day before!!! We did cross paths with a burned up car and a...

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Tour de Mexico

Nov 28, 2013 - Copper Canyon

True Adventure Riding....HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Prepare yourself for our most adventurous day yet. This includes all riding over the last 90 years between all of us. After reviewing our adventure for the day we realized that this could be a very difficult ride into Copper Canyon....Apprehension by Mark was overcome after a convincing sales pitch about what would be missed and let's say "There was a lot of action this day that would have been missed"!!! What started out with trying to find the actual dirt road that was about...

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Tour de Mexico

Mar 17, 2012 - Barranca del Cobre,Creel, Chihuahua

Partons à 7h30 par taxi, que nous avions réservé via le camping, pour se rendre à la gare dont le train doit arriver vers 8h. Il y a toujours des retards sur ce train. Finalement l'arrivée du train en provenance de Los Mochis, se fait vers 8h45. Il y a beaucoup de passagers qui attendent car cette destination est très populaire. Nous devons être une centaine. Je suis agréablement surprise de voir tant de gens car l'endroit (la gare) est très isolé de la ville de El Fuerte. Avons aussi réservé le taxi pour le retour qui sera dans 3 jours car...

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Mexique-2011-2012

Feb 20, 2011 - The Copper Canyon

Since Palenque we have spent a lot of time on buses, travelling to the northern part of Mexico. We spent a couple of nights in Chihuahua, quite a nice city despite being pretty big. This was our gateway to the Copper Canyon, actually a series of over thirty canyons which together are bigger than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Having made our way to Areponapuchi (I never did manage to pronounce it right), we found the house of Gustavo Lozano and his family. We had been given an introduction to him by people we met in Chihuahua, and what a...

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Ruddles' Travels

Nov 29, 2010 - Creel

Creel! Ich hab mich auf den ersten Moment in diesen Ort verliebt.. vielleicht weil er etwas Oesterreichisches hat. Creel ist ein 5000 Einwohner Bergdorf auf 2338 Metern ueber dem Meer. Hier merkt man wirklich das es schon fast Dezember ist (das erste was ich mir gekauft habe war eine peruanische Wollmuetze) und der Gedanke, dass in einem Monat Weihnachten ist wirkt nicht mehr ganz so bizarr wie am Pazifik, wo die Weihnachtsmaenner bei 25ºC am Hausdach winken. Wir haben uns ein Zimmer um 250 Pesos genommen und es ist sein Geld allemal Wert!...

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Nov 26, 2010 - Last day in Culiacan

Letzter Tag in der Notaufnahme.. und er war sehr bezeichnend fuer das vergangene Monat. Um 7 in der Frueh war tote Hose, eine Patientin mit Kopfschmerzen und sonst nichts. Das hat sich bis nach der taeglichen "clase" (heute: der EVC - enfermedad vascular cerebral, oder auch Schlaganfall) aber schnell geaendert, es waren dann doch ein paar Patienten, und mindestens eine kritisch (St.p. Trauma). Gegen 1 Uhr Mittags wars dann wieder ruhiger, und wir konnten die Zeit fuer einen feierlichen Abschied von allen nutzen, das inkludiert natuerlich...

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Nov 10, 2010 - from Creel to Divisadero

We left Creel on a school bus to see Tarahumara villages and houses around the village of Creel. We visited a family that lives in a cave during the cold months because it is easier to heat the rocks than to heat a log cabin home that isn’t insulated. We visited a mission or church where the men sit on benches along the sides of the church while the women sit on the floor in the center. We saw the valley of the mushrooms and the valley of the frogs, so named because of the rock formation shapes. After going back to the hotel in Creel for a...

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