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I realize I've made a big deal of the THING I found so fascinating in Ojuela, and have now started to worry that perhaps you'll find my pics a bit ho-hum! Perhaps I've been too passionate and melodramatic about this THING, but I can't help even finding an ant hill amazing.

Whenever I take off at a whim, as I did last week, I much prefer doing things like that alone, because I don't have to compromise with anyone about where to go, or how long to stay. This long drive into the northern section of Mexico gave me the much needed solitude I sometimes crave. As I continued driving through the middle of nowhere, there were times I'd screamed at the top of my lungs all my frustrations that had accumulated due to my being part of the never-ending rat race. Thanks to this trip, I now feel as fresh as a kosher pickle! :o) If reincarnation exists, and I sometimes believe it does, I want to come back as an eagle. Come to think of it, perhaps I was some kind of bird (turkey maybe? heh heh), since I have never eaten anything with feathers! :o)

In solitude the mind gains strength
and learns to lean upon itself.
- Laurence Sterne

So, what was that THING that man from Juarez, Mexico had told me about? It was a petrified mule mummy that was deep within the mountain!! This mule had died in the cave almost 300 years ago, but was mummified because of the dark and cool conditions inside the cave. You just can't imagine how excited I was that I finally got to see it.

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nawlins_penguin
Oct. 11th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's cool. And really, really weird. That picture from the bridge...yikes. I'd have a problem crossing that. And is that zipline I spy. Double yikes.
playgirl
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC)
Zippppp
You would have had an even bigger problem crossing the bridge, had you see just how brittle the boards were. Think I'll take a little Penguin with me next time, so he can see just how brittle that bridge is! ;o)

It sure is a zip, and I zipped on through it while I had someone take a pic! What an amazing experience that was!
nawlins_penguin
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Whoa, that's you on the zipline? Grrroovy, girl.

And, please, take Penguin with you. I need the adventure.
playgirl
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, it’s me, and next time I go, I'll take Penguin with me so he can see just how exhilarating zipping down that zip line is! :o)
nawlins_penguin
Oct. 11th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'd do it...if you pushed me first.
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playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found that old mule cool! I'm so ashamed, because I had thoughts of bringing him home with me. What a conversation piece that would have been! ;o)

Don’t apologize for being honest.
tigron_x
Oct. 12th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
That's an amazing find. No wonder you got so excited.

That bridge must have been scary. I've crossed something similar before when I was really young, except it was a bridge built for vehicles, not pedestrians. The large pieces of lumber were spread out enough (probably to conserve lumber) that a little kids leg could slip right through. And, me, being as scared of heights as I am, I was double scared. I thought I would fall through.
playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
We all have one certain thing we're afraid of, and for you it seems to be heights. I mentioned once in LJ that there's a certain fear that goes beyond fear of something. I will never share what this fear, a fear that I call a phobia is, because it is so incredibly ridiculous. I positive I'm the only person in this world that has it.

Did you walk across that bridge, or were you a passenger in a car? If you were walking, I can't blame you for being scared.

Glad you found the mule just as as fascinating as I did!
tigron_x
Oct. 13th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had to walk across. We had no other choice. Vehicles were no longer allowed. I wish I remembered where it was though.

I would love to know that fear. I wouldn't mind a good laugh if it's as ridiculous as you say it is.

I think the source of my fear is from seeing my best friend fall of the monkey bars and break his arm when I was 5yrs old. It was so odd because I specifically remember that the bars weren't that high. 6 to 7 ft maybe.
playgirl
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
My phobia is totally insane. I went to a shrink about it once, and he thought it was insane, too!! haaa The only thing I can tell you is, that "IT" is totally harmless.

Since you were still a little kid when your friend fell of the monkey bars, the bars looked very high to you, and since then, you grew to not handle heights too well.
tigron_x
Oct. 18th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah. That's what I think too.

Are you scared of babies?
playgirl
Oct. 18th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
No. I really, really love babies.
mistressmarilyn
Oct. 12th, 2010 08:15 am (UTC)
Very cool pics. But the bridge. I'm feeling queasy from here.
playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked them!

The drive on the one lane road that wrapped around the mountain was far worse. I can handle heights quite well, but that narrow road truly made me nervous.
ayoub
Oct. 12th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Wow... Amazing pictures!
playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked them!
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playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
It makes me happy that you liked them, and thank you!
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playgirl
Oct. 12th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked them!

It was a very bleak looking ghost town! The nearest town is about a 2 hour drive.
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playgirl
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
It was very far. There were times when I thought I'd never get there!
weathermanphil
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Wow, great photos!! Is this location open for the general public to visit? It looks like you were the only person there. It looks rather spooky.
playgirl
Oct. 13th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!

When I saw the ruins in the little ghost town, I felt a little sad, and couldn't help but wonder about the people who once live there so long ago.

There were very few people there.


daddy
Oct. 13th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
Well Its not exactly what I thought it would be, but as l;ong as you are happy with your trip, thats all that matters. I will say though that the scenery is breathtaking!
playgirl
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
The scenery was beautiful and peaceful, and the air so fresh!

I went to another place over there and will share those pictures soon.
ormembar
Oct. 16th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
WOw! Eso es tener decision! si estas dispuesta a ir tan lejos en un sitio tan remoto. Estoy mareado de solo ver el puente.
playgirl
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
Fue una aventura que nunca olvidare!

Ojala el pobre burrito no sufrio mucho cuando murio!
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