Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gomez Farias to Magdalena
Wednesday July 23rd

More twisty high desert mountain roads with sparse traffic until I reached Hwy 2. Hwy 2 runs east west, more or less along the border, and is a much more scenic and interesting ride than the freeway alternatives in the US. I got completly lost in Cananea. And, yet again, Garmin decided the best route to the highway was a dirt farm road that ended at an embankment ten feet below the highway. I stopped for the night at Magdalena. A town with a perfect little town square, surrounded by arched collanades containing little restaurants. The kind of place I'd been dreaming of as I became tired and thirsty at the end of the day. But it was bitter sweet. I had diner and a beer sitting in one of these restaurants and I was the only one there, excepting a scourge of flies. It was hot, but a nice place, and no one around except the workers and a few locals passing by. In small towns this has become a common experience for me.

US / Mex Border marked by yellow plastic posts
and laser beam warning signs

La Curva Hotel - Magdalena

Route marked in bright yellow

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