While in Oaxaca, we had parked the car on the side street next to our hotel. I noticed that every night a hot dog vendor would set up right in front of my car. At the time I thought that it was nice. He was protecting my car from grafitti or what not. When we actually started loading stuff into it the morning we left, I was appalled. I had not given a thought to all of the grease that was being generated and then blown back on my car. It was a greasy, sticky mess.
We got some buckets of water from the hotel and a rag and at least washed the windows. A total washing would have to wait for awhile.
We made our way out of Oaxaca and onto MX 190. We first had to go north and skirt the bottom of edge of Puebla before dropping back down into the city of Taxco. That's the way it is in Mexico. You sometimes need to go miles and miles out of your way because there is no direct highway link between major cities. We had planned to be on the road most of the day today.
The scenery, as usual, was fantastic. We travelled from the vallies of Oaxaca ever upwards into the Sierra del Sur mountain range. We would be crossing over the northern tip of them but mountains are mountains!
As we were driving along, I spotted this familiar billboard far ahead. One only sees it in central Mexico and a bit along the Gulf Coast. I never saw it in northern Mexico or the Pacific Coast.
It's an ad for Magno Osborne Brandy. An easily recognizable logo if there ever was one!
The range of mountains that we were passing through were much more gentle than most mountains. Perhaps because we were on the northern fringes where they first start to rise up. At any rate, they were not that bad to drive through. At times the grandeur was so great that I could hardly keep my eyes on the road.
These "fence post" cactus were growing everywhere. They looked like giant toothpicks stuck into the hillsides.
We crossed over several bridges over valleys. But none so spectacular as......