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Rest Day

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March 21 – Silver City, NM

I rented a car today and with 4 fellow cyclists drove to the Gila Cliff Dwellings. Beautiful scenery and interesting historical site. Also made it to the chiropractor to be “realigned.” More details tomorrow.

So, a few more details. My fellow explorers today were Helen, Susan, Flo and Pat. The route sign said 44 miles to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but it was definitely a 2 hour drive over narrow roads, hairpin turns and climbs. Not as many photos en route today as I was the driver. We were following the Trail of the Mountain Spirits.

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When we arrived at the Visitor Center, we found this monument to Geronimo.

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The 1 pm tour was to start in less than an hour, so we wandered to the trailhead and began the climb to the dwellings.

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Our guide was George, a volunteer from Colorado.

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Here are a series of photos from the various “rooms” in the dwellings:

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We drove back to Silver City via a different route, passing this flowering cactus along the way.

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I dropped off my fellow explorers and headed to the chiropractor. It has been helpful to get an adjustment whenever we have a day off.

Didn’t have much time to explore downtown Silver City, but did enjoy this mural.

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Also enjoyed stopping by Twin Sisters bicycle shop, owner Anne, and this fancy decorated helmet.

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Yummy dinner at Tre Rosat followed by gelato. Great end to the rest day.

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