It is about the journey
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
163Trip End May 10, 2011
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60 km/ trip alt 467 m/1532 feet(ouch)/avg climb 3%/ max climb 11% /max alt 2790m/9153 feet
We awoke around 7:30 am and enjoyed the twitter and Brrrr, Brrrrr sounds of the little hummingbirds. We watched their delicate silhouettes on our tent wall as they seemingly stood still in the air while sipping nectar of the tiny flowers. What amazing little birds they are.
We are happy that we have the luxury of time and can stop and smell the wildflowers, so to speak, along the way. For us it is all about the journey, not the destination.
After more downhill joy, we arrived at La Venta where we checked out the only hotel on the edge of town. La Venta is a bit in 'nowhere' and it was still mostly downhill for another 15km to Ciudad Hidalgo. We were pretty tired but decided to continue.
In CD Hidalgo we quickly found the Zocolo (or central plaza). Dave went on foot in search of hotel while Michelle stayed with the bikes. The hotel right on the plaza had a nice sunny rooms facing the plaza but they did not have wifi. So we opted for a tiny room in the clean Hotel Morenita, several blocks from central plaza, where we could park our bikes in the colorful flowery backyard. We had not showered since Morelia three days before so a shower was our first priority before we ventured out for a bite to eat.