Best Western The Lodge At Creel
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North Mexico city to Creel - 1723 kms. Three days riding: 630kms to Zacatecas, 615kms to Jiminez and 478kms to Creel.
We covered a lot of ground mainly on the motorway system - 2 laned highway each way and numerous toll booths! but it gets the job done and avoids the moving far to the right as two trucks come toward you. Something we all experienced on the earlier sections of 2-lane road before Zacatecas. I must admit though, the truckies were good ...
... the 6am train (only one a day unsurprisingly!) and arrived at the station to find a huge line of locals queueing for the second class tickets. We had decided to take the whole journey in one hit as we needed to make progress across Mexico for our flight to New York, with this in mind we pre-booked first class tickets the day before to reduce hassle and for a more comfortable journey.
Once the journey started at 6am you could not help but stay ...
... a field. A friend of Charly’s cooked up beef, cut hot dogs, beans, tomatoe sauce and seasonings on a large grill over hot coals. He served it with fresh tortillas guacamole salad, soft drinks and highly colored marshmallows with tangerines and bananas.
The rest of the afternoon was “free time” when we wandered the streets and had a rest. After another good dinner in the hotel, we were in bed and up early for the next adventure.
... hours of mountainous driving, the city appeared before me, signaled immediately by the surprise appearance of Walmart. Not what I was expecting. Anyway, after a night in the car, and 10 hours of intense driving, a shower was odorously needed. I wanted a cheap hotel to crash in, but for that I needed the internet. I also needed dinner. And as if Chihuahua was reading my mind...and my stomach...a Denny's appeared ...
... train workers as he wouldn’t let me go round the back to take pictures, but yet it was alright to hang out the side. We were both getting pretty raaaaty with each other, but I didn’t really fancy being chucked off so eventually had to back down.
I did at least have it on a good day (these pictures aren’t my own as I lost everything from the Copper Canyon when I got robbed a week or so after), and the viewpoint over Divisadero gave ...