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... time for a late lunch! After lunch, we headed back to the trailer. We wanted to check on the dogs, who had spent their time, during our absence, sleeping in air-conditioned comfort. They were fine, but more than ready for a trip to the pet playground! Woof-woof! Tomorrow we plan to go into the historic area of Silver City. What treasures will we mine from there? Hmmm..... Looks like a storm may be coming. Time to "batten down the ...
... outskirts of El Paso on fumes. Hattie doesn't have a problem, as she has probably the largest fuel tank of any bike on the trip - 30 litres - so she can do in excess of 300 miles, but some of the sports bikes have a range of only 170, and even the smaller adventure bikes will only do 200 to 220.
We filled up and set of down the I-10 for a while, eventually turning onto the 185 whew ...
... that a snake was spotted but we had already passed that location.
We took a slightly different route back to town and passed the Chino mine just outside of the city. We stopped at the view point and took a few pictures. The pit was massive with walls of varying colors and many roads within the pit. We could see the trucks hauling ore and from our vantage point, they looked like tiny toys. In reality, they rode on 12’ ...
... hit us. As Andrea was walking from shower, marble sized hail started falling from sky. She got back to the tent just in time but said it really hurt.
Silver city is to the south of Gila Forest and a National Park. We didn't get to explore further north but will someday. Drove around the historic town on the way out.
... out from outside. I imagine all the people who went through there, who lived there, and yes, who died there. And I'm sure many did die there. Not so much from the cavalry and such that was stationed there, but from tuberculosis which killed so many. I got to do a fair amount of photography with my film cameras. While working, i would imagine the places I'm shooting full of people, living their lives and making history.