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Chores, Schoolwork and a LONNNGGG 4x4 Drive

Thursday, March 8, 2007

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We catch up on some chores and schoolwork in the morning, then decide to head out to a nearby 4x4 road to look at a tinaja.
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We hike out to the tinaya, but then make the mistake of deciding to continue on the 4x4 Old Ore Road instead of turning around and heading back. It was 20 miles on a 4x4 dirt, rutty, bumpy road and took about 4 hours. We really didn't think it through much when we made that decision. It was late in the day so we didn't get off Old Ore Road til about 7:30pm. We did see a lot of flowering yucca and some other interesting things on the road, but it was a long drive. Interestingly, we did not pass one car driving the other way for the entire 20 miles! Which was very good since it was a one lane road and many areas would not have allowed two cars to pass, so someone would have had to back up. We did get to the top of one hill on the road and stopped and all 3 of us sat up and stretched out to see where the road went since we couldn't see the road sitting down in the seat--Joe thought that was a lot of fun. I just looked and asked "Are you sure there's a road down there?"
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Since we were driving home in early evening, we got to see a herd of havelinas by the road and took a quick picture. We had a havelina walk through our campsite earlier in the day but I didn't get a great picture of it. It's a cousin to the wild boar and hippo, and there are warning signs at all the campsites to not leave food out, plus all the trashcans are "havelina-proof".
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Posted by jengelman 04:59 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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