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!