Friday, May 18, 2007

Day Four

Fortunately for us, this morning was much drier and warmer than the night before!

We got on the road nice and early and headed out towards Silver City. Along the way we came across the Continental Divide...

The day was amazing and the roads even more so! There were tons of twisty, turny mountain roads, which are always a lot of fun on a motorcycle.

We drove through two national parks, Gila and Lincoln. There was virtually no traffic so we got to tool around at our own rate of speed without getting in anyones way.

We even ran across the largest copper mine in the US, the Santa Rita mine... Over a mile wide and 1,600 feet deep!

About half way through the day we came across lovely downtown, Hatch, NM. Here we found "The Pepper Pot", a great little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place. Mmmm... Fajitas... I may have to revise my theory that you can only get good Mexican food in Mexico and Southern California. Clearly they know their Mexican food in New Mexico!

It was a fairly long day, about 430 miles in all. All and all, it was about ten hours of riding!

Have I mentioned how much I love motorcycle trips?
Tomorrow is our rest day, so we'll be taking in the Carlsbad Caverns. Rest is good!


Roz said...

Peter, you are really keeping the blog in constant update! Very cool. And, hats off on the shots you and Paul took of the caverns. You guys are getting close to Texas now. More bbq and the home of Anna Nicole. Drive hard, ride fast!

Eric said...

Glad to hear Jefe got his tires fixed in short order. Sounds like you guys are having a good time. Keep the posts coming, for those of us who are vacationing vicariously!

jeremy said...

"Day Four"?! Is it just day four or could it be something more dramatic like "Crossing the Continental Divide"? Drama, Reeves, drama! We need more drama!