Bus Ride Crossing Sierra Madres - Mexico

Now here is a trip that will never be forgotten. Windy, narrow roads crossing the Sierra Madres coming from San Antonio, Texas to Mazatlan, Mexico. My wife has said never again will we attempt that, but really if you want a little bit of excitement with excellent mountain top scenery, then this is for you. Passing by small Mexican towns, or even pickup trucks with cows in the back are great experiences, but the views from the mountain tops are priceless.

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Bus Trip, Mazatlan - Mexico

The Story behind the picture
A favorite to me does not always mean that you want to do it over and over. In fact, in this instance the likelyhood of that occurring is very rare indeed.  Here it was the terrific views from the mountain top, followed by where every corner you thought about what would happen if the bus crashed.  It was as if beauty and danger were together, and you were not sure as to what would occur. One thing for sure, we do remember it vividly and it is brought up in conversations often. 

John`s Comments
Even though it appears to be a shorter bus ride to Mazatlan from San Antonio than Phoenix, beware things are not always as they seem. After leaving Durango for what appeared to be 2-3 hours by bus we encountered the most treachorous road that I have ever travelled. It took almost 8 hours from Durango to Mazatlan and although the hills and curves were very scenic, it seemed as if we were on a roller coaster for the whole time

John`s Recollections
By far this is the most exciting and treachorous trip that we have ever taken. For the first time I must admit that the scenery overtook any apparent danger. By the end of the trip my stomach felt quite similar to the feeling one had after a roller coaster ride, but this trip was eight hours long. Besides the obvious scenery of the mountains, seeing a cow tied up in the back of a travelling pickup truck and being able to view both sides of the mountain range from the summit created many other memorable scenes.

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