Last nights deluge, complete with thunder, lightning and a foot and a half of water flooding the streets, was a bit of a concern for what the climate might be today. Finding a Starbucks on the way out of town was the beginning of a lucky day.
The morning speed section of La Casacada was in our crosshairs for action filming and photography. Plan after that was to head to the service stop in Silao at the Expo Center to catch some mechanical prowess in action.
Another lucky and much appreciated bit is that the race start was scheduled for 9am. WooHoo! That extra hour of sleep is a psychological magic bean.
Cloud formations today were ESPECTACULAR!
After driving up and down La Cascada, we settled on a spot that worked for all of us near a couple of houses, especially after borrowing a machete to do some ‘filandscaping’, bush whacking for our filming visions.
Just before the cars began the stage, a Federale in a Charger pulled over to ask us not to let the people living in the houses to drive out onto the road. Since we’d already started borrowing their driveway and gardening equipment, saving their lives was the least we could do.
The familiar ‘Estud’ sounds screaming up the road, lead way to the following cars into our view finders. Oh, I forgot to mention, AND the livestock having breakfast on the side of the road and the neighbors curious pups checking out the gringo gardeners.
After the Sweeper car passed us, we packed up ad back tracked to the highway heading to the service stop in Silao, stopping for some photos to share the incredible beauty of Mexico’s landscapes. AND we found a surfboard at the bottom of a waterfall, go figure. Surf’s up!