So, enough talking about it, two other couples are joining us and we're headed to Copper Canyon for the first week of April. Mr. Ranger has been, but that was 10 years ago and with the federal government so there's really not a lot of comparison.

We are looking at at an independent tour through Californian Native, which will require our driving to Chihuahua (about a 9-hour drive from where we live), or a tour through RailsNW, which picks us up in El Paso and puts us on a bus to Chihuahua.

I've seen more than one negative reaction to the El Paso-bus-Chihuahua idea. I have no problem driving in Mexico, on toll roads, and we can bypass Juarez completely by entering at Santa Teresa. I am curious about where to store my car for a week in Chihuahua.

Stories, advice, warnings, I promise to reply to all!