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Nov 30, 2013 - Heading to the Border

We woke up early with anticipation to get over the border and back into the U.S.A. Leaving Copper Canyon after staying in Creel was a beautiful view leaving the area. More twisty roads that are the Motorcylce riders dream. Quick roadside burrito in Chihuahua, fill up with Gas, and off we go to the Autopista. The mexican drivers are awesome drivers. They stay in the right lane unless they are passing, they move over in the shoulder if there is an oncoming car and allow you to pass.

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Tour de Mexico

Jan 4, 2008 - Chihuahua, Chihuahua

A hail of bullets ripped through the 1922 Dodge Brother car and killed Francisco "Pancho" Villa, former Irregular General of the Northern Division and charismatic hero of the Mexican revolution. It is 8.30 am on the 20th of July of 1923 in Hidalgo de Parral, Chihuahua state. Pancho had already semi-retired in 1920 keeping 50 men of his "Dorado" detachment as a personal bodyguard, but sure enough he had made scores of enemies in his years as revolutionary general and no serious effort was ever made to bring his killers to justice, even...

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Jun 21, 2006 - Chihuahua

We arrived in Chihuahua after a bus ride with blaring Spanish'dubed movies and a beautiful ride through the Northern Mexico. We saw tornados touching down and a near brown out from the sand storms. It was a beautiful ride. We checked in to a hotel and headed out for dinner. We ate tortas (the first of many, many ham and cheese sandwiches that, like all food we've had, comes with a generous side of guacamole!) We boarded a bus early the next morning for Creel.

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Feb 25, 2006 - Chihuahua, MX - The Capital

Everyone is up before daybreak. The tailgunner is thumping tires and we are making preparations to go. We leave the park at 6:30 a.m. to be at Customs in Mexico by 8:00 a.m. This is a 25-mile trip. Our first blip was when the wagon master missed the exit for the Zaragosa International Bridge and, of course, we all followed dutifully like little ducks swimming after mama duck. A U-turn and we're back on the highway again headed for the bridge. We paid our fees, $12.00 for toll and $2.00 for parking, and we made it through the checkpoint...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Chihuahua

Our main reason for visiting Mexico again, after travelling from Mexico City to Cancun 2 years ago on our honeymoon, was to visit the Copper Canyon. A scenic railway runs through the canyon, starting from Chihuahua so this is a good point from which you can head off into the canyon & hence our stop here! There isn't actually much to Chihuahua and less so on a Sunday! We found, as Pete put it, 'a crappy but cheap' hotel but also found a lovely little place for dinner which had a little courtyard where you could dine under the stars - great...

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Feb 1, 2005 - bienvenidos to the land of margaritas and blizzards

Perhaps it was because we were driving into the NORTHERN part of Mexico... Our wagon master awakened us at 5am by thumping our tires with his baseball bat. We never get up that early - not even to go to work. Imagine our disappointment when we opened the trailer door and were confronted by large, sloppy snowflakes. As we drove out of the El Paso campground Ken struggled to get the defroster working so he could see out into the darkness. Since we were only a few miles from the border and no one in their right mind was up that early, we came...

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Aug 12, 2004 - Ik ben kapot man!

He hoi, Nou ik zit in Chihuahua (waar ooit de mexicaanse revolutie begon). Zal ik jullie dan maar ff opdeeten? Zacatecas, was gaav en relaxed, eigelijk niet zoveel gedaan, beetje gechilled wat ook erg relaxed is, met de hostelgasten, het is tenslotte vakantie en geen werkweek. Toen besloot ik op een avond de nachtbus te pakken naar Torreon om vanaf daar 4 uur lang de woestijn in te gaan rijden naar een stadje (dat op geen een kaart staat) want ik had van een Spaanse (nooit vertrouwen) gehoord dat dat fantastisch moest wezen. Daar zat ik...

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