Our first major destination on our Mexican ghost towns trip was the old mining town of Real de Catorce. The spirits are kept a bay during the day by the crush of day trippers, but the area’s spiritual energy can be felt as dusk falls, or as you hike into the abandoned ruins that surround the town.
We have returned from our two-week trip visiting some ghost towns and World Heritage sites in the San Luis Potosi region of Mexico. Because time was short, we did a whirlwind tour that included many bus rides, a car rental, and a lot of hotel one-night stands. We’ve come back with an appreciation for Mexico’s smaller towns, and have both made New Year’s resolutions to improve our Spanish.
I’m taking a couple of weeks off as B. and I travel down to Mexico for awhile. We will be visiting ghost towns in the Mexican Sierra. I’ll see all y’all the second week in January! Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.
We just put 5000 miles on my new car by driving from middle Georgia to the end of the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec and back. We liked the Gaspe but were also enjoyed New Brunswick and the Blue Ridge and Skyline Parkway drives.
Mom and I went to visit my sister who lives in the northeast Georgia mountains. We braved the passage through the wilds of Atlanta to play in the cooling waters of the Chatooga River. Long summer days allow for plenty of relaxing time in the mountains.
We did truck/boat camping along the Suwanee River in northern Florida. We took the boat 22 miles down river to the Gulf of Mexico and visited four springs that we hadn’t seen before.
Our flights, which were booked with United award miles, were cancelled, and we were rebooked on a Delta flight. When we returned home, I applied for and received Delta SkyMiles for these tickets. The Trip We decided to take a somewhat adventurous trip into Mexico’s Copper Canyon region. There has been a State Department Advisory against travel in this region for some years due to fighting between drug cartel, which have resulted in numerous gruesome murders. The train ride through the Copper Canyon has been on many travelers’ bucket lists and we not only wanted to ride the train,
We finished our ride through the Copper Canyon at the colonial town of El Fuerte, then spent a couple of beach days at Topolobampo. We flew home from Los Mochis a couple of days after El Chapo was captured there. It was pitch black when we arrived at the El Fuerte station. We had noticed on our GPS that the station was far from the town center, so we were happy to see several cabs waiting. Our plan was to just get to the center of town and look for a hotel. We shared a van with two other
We arrived in Bahuichivo in the late morning. After walking around we decided there was little of interest there and decided to get on the train for the scenic ride. We rode from Bahuichivo west down to El Fuerte. The scenery was as fantastic as we had hoped. Our little white school bus had arrived in Bahuichivo on the canyon rim about 11:00 in the morning. Since we were able to make the canyon traverse from Batopilas to Urique via four wheel drive, we found ourselves two days ahead of schedule. We had the opportunity to stay in Bahuichivo
We go down into the canyons to the small towns of Batopilas and Urique. We make a thrilling traverse from Copper Canyon to Urique Canyon in a four-wheel drive. Copper Canyon is more than the train ride along the rim of the canyon. The Barrancas del Cobre is actually a series of 6 canyons covering an area four times larger than the Grand Canyon. They are home to the Tarahumara Indians, who are famous for their long distance endurance running. Our goal was to see the most spectacular parts of the Copper Canyon area, and to do so we