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A ride with the boss-man. Back from Batopilas (con’t.)

  I snuck a sideways glance at the dark, craggy man in the driver’s seat. There was nothing reassuring about his appearance, nor about the rattletrap truck that I now occupied a corner of. But I didn’t have many options for getting out of the canyon, nor did I have much time to fret. A […]

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What goes down…I come back from Batopilas

  “The bus only returns to Creel twice a week. If you don’t catch it tomorrow, it won’t come again until Friday.” Manuel, a local guide, and I had just spent an enormously pleasant day hiking beside the Urique River to the church at Satevo. Then, we walked through a nearby village and beyond to […]

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We interrupt this program to bring you–La Virgen de Guadalupe

  Today is December 12. It’s the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This feast is the reason I’ve stayed in the city of Chihuahua for four days, although, in the words of one local, the city is “not very touristical.” In case you’re not familiar with this extremely Catholic festival or its significance to […]

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On the road again…to Mexico

  I am driving in my truck–the same vehicle that has faithfully hauled my butt across the continent for over two years when suddenly it hits me. This is it! I’m on the road again! My cabin is winterized. (A pernicious leak under the bathroom floor will wait till spring.) The place is mostly mouseproofed. […]

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The Pink Store

  When I told the folks at an RV park in Texas that I was headed to Columbus, New Mexico, they said, “Oh, you have to visit The Pink Store!” With a name like that, I knew I had to try. The Pink Store is located just south of the border from Columbus in Palomas, Mexico. I […]

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