Over the hills & through the valleys
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September 7th, 2008 – by: msbee78
Said our good bye to Jesus. It was sad to leave such a beautiful place but we must move on. Our trek through the back roads of Copper Canyon has started. The roads were treacherous to say the least. But boy was it beautiful. We drove till almost dark & wound up in a little town according to the locals of about 123 people. There was only one restaurant in town & by the time we had arrived it was closed. Thankfully a local family took us in & provided some food as well as some entertainment. They had a little TV outside on the huge porch so we watched spanish TV while we ate.
Up early to get some photos & get some shooting done. We wanted to get a couple shots of the vanago going across this long bridge just east of town.
We got the shots we needed & were back on the road. We landed in another small town called Piedras Verdes according to one of the locals about 80 people. But they did thank god have a tekate stand for us to get some frosty beers LOL. We chatted it up with the local beer peddlers trying to find somewhere to eat. They told us there wasn't a restaurant but there was a local woman who would cook for passers by.
We popped in she was doing laundry but she was the nicest woman she told us to come back in about 20-25 minuets & she would have some food prepared for us. Well I was starving & excited. It would be a complete surprise as to what we were going to eat but these were the best & most memorable parts of the trip for me. The kindness of strangers is always a welcomed treat.
We arrived back to find a spread laid out for us which included home made blue corn tortillas WHAT I had never seen blue ones before. They were delicious. Kyle likes to test his taste buds with hot salsa luckily this gracoious woman had made a fresh batch for him to try. It looked hot. He asked me to take a whiff LOL I did with great trepidation from a long distance. It smelled hot.
After our lunch it was back on the road again. We were heading to Mesa de Arturo a lodge that Ivan suggested we stop. to be continued....
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