The weather has been stormy and rainy over the past few days. Today it is cloudy and will likely rain later today. No problem, we will be in the truck and not on the moto on today’s road trip.
Jim and Theresa were waiting for us in front of the Riu.
Theresa and I are in the back seat and the guys are up front. I won’t be taking any pictures unless we are out of the truck. We will head out of Mazatlan on the bypass, east on the free road to Concordia, up to Copala and back to Mesillas before we head home.
Up and down the very neat and tidy streets. The buildings are very pretty with their gay colors.
We then headed back to the truck and onward to Copala where we hoped to get lunch.
We pulled into Copala and passed by Daniel’s restaurant which was once again closed so…. onward to the town square and the very old church.
Very damp in Copala with lots of mud after the rain. When you get out of the vehicle at the square you are mobbed by the children selling small wooden replicas of the church. No gracias!
Copala’s church and square are all in decline. Over the six years that we have visited here the restaurants (Chalva’s and now Daniels have closed.) We were told that we could eat below the square at Alejandro’s and that is where we went. The fact that the toll road is now open and most of the traffic will bypass Copala is not helping their tourism.
We all ordered chicken fajitas off the very nice menu (in Spanish and English.) 90 pesos for the plate and it was very good.
Alejandro our waiter and the owner was dressed in a spiffy white apron and there were two women in the kitchen cooking. There were three gringo women sitting next to us having coffee and Banana cream pie. I did order one slice of pie after lunch and we all shared. It was delicious.
Lunch is done and we are heading out the gate. I recognized Alejandro and he said yes he had worked at Daniel’s restaurant for 15 years and that it is now closed. A shame. I wonder if they open up for tour buses. Not clear.
As we left town the pigs were busy rooting away.
Back on the free road towards Concordia and then a left turn to Mesillas (literally the town of tables) to see their furniture stores.
We had taken a few pictures before we noticed the sign that said “no fotos.” Also no food or drink. Oops!
Seems silly because if you were thinking of buying you may want to look at what they have in a picture when you get home.
We will return at another time and park and then walk the town for a better look.
We were now on our way home. Back on the free road to Villa Union, onto the bypass and home.
We dropped Jim and Theresa off at the Riu and it was now raining. It rained hard at times and continued for about four hours. Luckily we made it home before it really started.
A good day.
Oh by the way the caravan that was in our park and and were leaving for Durango this morning left and then came back. Heavy rain had created a mud and rock slide closing the highway. Maybe tomorrow!