500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Near Torreon

Thursday February 14…9:15pm

Lots of trucks driving by, and still a bad stomach meant that sleep wasn’t very consistant last night. Still, we didn’t get up until 8am. (Which really was still 7am, because we went through another time change yesterday). Felt better though, so got ready to start driving.

We’re in the mountains now, so it’s much colder. Durango is 6,000 ft above sea level. It was only 6.5 degrees on the bedside thermometer this morning, so we’re guessing it went down to about 3 degrees outside last night.

View from road going to Durango sometime after El Salto

View from a lookout point on the road to Durango after El Salto

View from a lookout point on the road to Durango after El Salto

Pretty dull scenery between Durango and Torreon. We can see why this isn’t a prime tourist location! It’s mostly a trucking route. You have the choice of taking the new toll road, or taking the older free road that runs pretty much alongside the toll road. We chose the older road, as did many of the truck drivers. We thought that maybe the government had put the prices too high thereby not giving the truckers the incentive to take the toll road which would have been quite a bit faster. Who knows…we never checked the prices.

Haven’t seen another gringo or RV since we left Mazatlan.

Made it almost to Torreon today. We’re parked up for the night at a huge Pemex (Mexico’s national gasoline station) truck stop. It’s likley going to be a noisy night, but we’ll be safe and secure and there isn’t much around here in the way of RV parking!

Stomach still not well. Seems better in the morning, but gets worse as the day goes on. Been 3 days of this now!

Total Nights Sleeping in the RV… 121…

February Fuel $ 150.00

February Grocery $ 108.02

February Overnight Costs $ 0

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