Which means we've already bitten a big chunk out of our total 4,500 km drive. Only 3,237 kms to go!
But yesterday's drive had miles and miles of boring scenery. Now we know why this is not a popular route south!
It started off not bad...
Getting on the toll road near Cuencame, heading for Chihuahua.
The road pretty much to ourselves.
Looks like it's going to be a nice drive!
But after that range of hills, we approach the outskirts of Gomez Palacio and Torreon. We don't actually have to go through those cities, but it's a dusty windy road that bypasses them, and not much to see. After that, the road is straight and flat and boring! For miles and miles!
Nothing to see for miles.
There is the odd little village. Can't for the life of me figure why anybody would live here!
Another Mexican state we've never been to before!
As we got closer to the city of Chihuahua, the landscape started to change. Much more agriculture, with huge nut farms growing walnuts, pecans, and pistachios. Oh, and peanuts.
Some kind of nut tree. Thousands of them!
We pulled in to the city of Chihuahua (pop 825,000) around 3:00pm. There had been an hour time change at the state border so we're now 3 hours behind eastern time. We had made arrangements with our couchsurfing host Urbano to meet him downtown in front of the University where he teaches.
Interesting thing about couchsurfing, you never quite know what you're going to end up with. This time, Urbano has a small apartment near the central area, but he also very often stays with his grandfather or his parents who both live in the city. So this time, he has simply given us his apartment and he has gone to his parents. Oddly enough, the apartment has no kitchen! I guess when you're a young single guy, you don't need a kitchen!
Ruth, doing some computer work in Urbano's apartment.
Today is a day off driving for us, so we're going to explore the city of Chihuahua. So far, we're impressed with what a modern city it is. Stay tuned for pictures tomorrow morning!
Yesterday's drive, 550 kms (341 miles).
Already completed 1,263 kms (783 miles) in three days!