October 1, 2007

On the Road Again!

Hi Everyone -

Just want to give you all a quick update. We're on our way back to Raptor Dance.

We left our vacation home in Sonoma County on the 24th - visited Bill's Dad and Brother in Northridge, CA for a few days, then cousins Helene and Frank in San Diego.

We just checked into the Holiday Inn Express in Nogales, AZ for the night and will cross the border into Mexico tomorrow morning.

After stopping at the checkpoint at KM 21 to get the Import Permit for our car, we'll continue on down to San Carlos for the night.

Then on Wednesday the 3rd we'll drive to Los Moches to start our tour of Copper Canyon. We'll leave the car at the Hotel Posada Hidalgo and continue on by train on the 5th.

The Itinerary for this trip is:

Oct. 3, 4— El Fuerte
Oct. 5— Creel
Oct. 6, 7— Batopilas (the remote town at the bottom of Copper Canyon)
Oct. 8— Creel
Oct. 9— Hotel Mirador on the Rim
Oct. 10, 11— El Fuerte

On Oct. 12 We'll Depart El Fuerte for Mazatlan for the night then arriving in Puerto Vallarta on the 13th.

We'll prepare the boat on the 14th and haul in PV on the 15th to get our bottom painted.

We'll update you all as soon as the dust settles in PV - post pictures and stories.

I don't think we'll have much connectivity between now and our arrival in PV - so you may not be able to reach us during this period.

We arrange our trip through S&S Tours and so far they've done a fine job. We'll give you a full review after.

You can see pictures and info on where we're going on their website at http://www.ss-tours.com/copperc.html

Hope you all have a great October!

Warmest Regards,
Bill & Mary
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