The country songs were right.

I finally understand those country songs about riding around in the pick-up in the sticks ...

Some of my best times have been riding around in this "Gift of God" or on top of it, or where we got to when we turned off the motor.

I've tried to take videos of most my rides to Las Minitas. They always include some crazy roads, three creek crossings, and sometimes piglets or cats riding down in bags to market or their new house, and even once a young chick on Frankling's lap ...

YOu always end up with more people than you start out; if you pass someone who needs a ride up or down the mountain, you stop or slow and on they go.

A few times we had to get out and shovel away piles of earth or big rocks to get by.

I will miss these commutes. A lot.