We headed up a washed out old road that leads to an abandoned calcite mine. We passed all the signs that warned of danger and not to enter, but there were no gates or fences. The path afforded a beautiful view of the valley, but it was a little cloudy and they had even warned of a 50% chance of rain! Have I mentioned that we haven’t seen rain since November? :-)
Ruth and Whiskey on the trail
Can you see Sherman?
Ruth overlooking the valley
Kevin at the entrance to the old mine. Should have brought a flashlight!
We got back and shortly before we were to make lunch, our friends Chris and Juan showed up and offered to take us into town for lunch. We went to a little kitchen that makes a variety of Mexican food (Chris had a hamburger!) and it was really good.
When we got back to Potrero Chico, we went for a walk to the area where the rock climbers do their thing. Those people are nuts! But I suppose if you start practicing at the bottom and gain confidence, that eventually the height doesn’t bother you? Maybe?
Can you see the rock climbers? No? Here, I'll zoom in on them for you...
These must be the beginners!
Ruth made a really good roast chicken dinner for us all, and then we sat outside for the evening. Only problem was a group of young people who had rented the facility to have a party, with very loud music. I am writing this at 11:30 pm, and it is still going. Not impressed. This is a nice spot, but maybe next time we’ll make sure we’re not here on a weekend!
Heading for the Texas border tomorrow morning.