Absolutely no problems on the drive and the roads were pretty quiet. The scenery in this part of Mexico is pretty boring, although you do come across the odd interesting thing.
Yesterday's drive, 390 kms. (242 miles).
Sunrise at 6:49am.
Bypassing the city of Zacatecas. Is that because we were mugged there once?! Nope...just not on our agenda this time around!
A huge Corona brewery!
This is why plastic bags should be banned!
Interesting landscape in Zacatecas near the Durango border.
Welcome to Durango!
We had done some research in advance and had found a little motel in the small city of Cuencame. We drove all the way through the town and didn't see it, but then turned around to go back through the other way and finally spotted it.
Our motel. It's called the La Posta Inn, but there's only one small sign on the other side of the water tower.
The little blue car parked outside room 120.
Nothing special, but suitable for a night's sleep!
The guy who checked us in was pleasant enough, but the best part was the price at 240 pesos ($20.40) per night for two people, and the place has super fast wifi internet!
And the parking lot is big enough that I'm sure the guy wouldn't mind an RV stopping in for the night and if you paid him 100 pesos I bet it would include the internet passcode. We'll remember this spot if we come through with the motorhome at any time. GPS co-ordinates are 24.87702 -103.69896
We mostly stayed in the motel room on the internet, but did go out for an hour walk to explore the town. Not much to see, but a nice enough little town and the people were friendly, everybody saying "buenas tardes" (good afternoon). We spotted a restaurant that had chicken special yesterday so walked back there later for dinner. Ruth and I had a "roast chicken for two" plate, with salad, rice, beans, and tortillas. I had a beer and Ruth had a large glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Total bill including tip? 120 pesos ($10.20). I love Mexico!
Not the greatest sleep last night, but it was okay. This morning, we're headed for the city of Chihuahua for a two night stay. It's a bit of a drive (550 kms, 340 miles) so we better get going!