Hotel Villa Mexicana at Creel
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... we eventually found a nice well lit 24hr service station that would be our home for the night.BJ woke up when some fella locked himself in the toilet and made a bit of a racket getting out, but other than that not too bad!
We made for a little town called El Fuerte, from where we would take the train through the copper canyon. It had a nice outback cowboy feel to it, one paved road through the middle and then mainly dirt tracks. We did ...
Interesting Fact: Creel is a type of small wicker basket mainly used by anglers to hold fish or other prey. A creel is designed to function as an evaporative cooler when lined with moss and dipped into the creek in order to keep the catch chilled. Caught fish are inserted through a slot in the top which is held in place by a small leather strap.
I however was going to a town, not a fish basket...
I briefly touched upon this in my last blog, ...
... stayed there, but had a nice walk in the evening. The next day at noon, we boarded the train for the most spectacular portion of the El Chepe train ride. We were glued to the windows observing the canyons, amazing mountains, and towering rock formations. It was well worth it! We got off the train in El Fuerte to spend a night in a beautiful hotel. We walked along the river and observed interesting birds, then hit the sack early because we had some long bus rides the next ...
... after the bell tower collapsed. While the workers were cleaning up the rubble, they discovered 12 large paintings depicting the life of Mary. The paintings had deteriorated beyond recogition and the church's Jesuit priest had the idea to clean them up and return them to the church when the renovations were complete. He had no idea at the time that the paintings were priceless. European restorers took on the huge task of bringing these paintings back to their ...
... of rocks and adobe and it is amazing that the buildings have still held their form after years of dry and rainy seasons. Remember adobe bricks are made from mud (clay and sand), straw and other organic things. When it rains, you'd think that it would dissolve somewhat. The roofs have caved in and the wooden floors are gone. Probably the townspeople used some of the materials when the mining operation stopped. Bougainvilla vines grow up and over the ruins and young children ...