Friday, October 17, 2008

Rocks and Paper Planes

We still are at the Villa Mexicana Hotel and RV Park in Creel, where we’re using their wireless internet connection. We now realize that “doing” the internet and attending the blog does take a lot of time. So, we decided to drive south for a few days before we check in again. This way, we finally make some progress toward our goal. Then we stop for a day and update our blog.
Today, we got some chores done including an oil change for the car. We visited an area overlooking the Copper Canyon. Like the Grand Canyon, it’s impossible to take good photos of this immense chasm, particularly in bright daylight. Unlike the Grand Canyon, the Copper Canyon is almost completely made up of of volcanic rock.
We also visited an area where the native Tarahumara people live. A group of children came out to greet us, and we decided to have some fun making paper airplanes for them. The Tarahumara are a tribe related to the Apache of Arizona, and still today live traditionally and by selling crafts to tourists.
Children: Who are the Rarámuri?

2 comments:

slopes said...

Well it seems you guys have really taken the scenic route... no idea you were going to cross the divide...
I have seen a program on the Copper Canyon area which seemed very similar to the SW US....some rugged country with traces of some early visitors with petroglyphs in some of the bluff shelters... high on my list of places to visit in Mexico...

Good to see at least had a chance to fly electric at Caborca International.. but sounds like the slope access not too promising, just not enough logging down there... have to see about a burro maybe.... but don't forget to charge the batteries first...

And despite the grueling roads looks like your getting too see some great country and meeting some friendly folks and finding some time to play, ....not just beating it down the road to the destination.... the way to travel, I'm envious.....
Later Jim
Hmmm ...not sure this has posted???

Marcela and Dieter, ShredAir said...

Yup, this is going a lot slower than we thought. The roads are quite good, but since before Basaseachi and almost to Hidalgo del Parral, they often have been extremely curvy and steep, often times requiring 2nd gear (out of 5) going up AND down and yielding an average speed of 30 mph. I figure, we already have added two weeks to our trip, and who knows what else we encounter. But we're enjoying the trip, if we were in a hurry, we would have flown.