The research station common room was empty. Laetitia opened a pub can of Kilkenny Irish Ale, poured it into a pint glass, let the bubbles clear, and shortly thereafter was leading another tour in Mexico. She and her group were back in El Fuerte. They boarded a train on the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad for a trip through the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre). The train crosses Mexico ending at Chihuahua on the east coast, but Laetitia’s group went as far as Creel. They were rewarded with stunning views of the canyon system, larger and deeper than in Grand Canyon in Arizona. At stops along the way, the group had opportunities to buy exquisite baskets and other works of art from the indigenous Tarahumara (Rarámuri).
Like a magical carpet of steel
The train from El Fuerte to Creel
Goes along Copper Canyon
Bring a favorite companion
For a day that’s more dreamy than real.