The helicopter has been flying steadily throughout the day, both Friday, Saturday and today, Sunday. Earlier in the week we could see several areas of smoke up on Mt. Alamos. Typically most people think illegal crops are probably being burned and that might be true. But we are now hearing that there is a fire on the backside of Mt. Cacharamba, which is to the west of Alamos. Someone told us the helicopter is ferrying fire fighters back and forth. Below is a photo of Mt. Cacharamba. It is not a real good photo, but hey, it is Sunday morning, and I am still in my jammies and did not want to go out in the street. So, I took that from behind our locked gate. Those weeds look nice and in focus, don't they?
It is almost 9am. It is 97 degrees outside already. Senor is laying on the bed behind me. He is reading.
I will have to go somewhere though. Maybe we will go around the back side of Mt Cacharamba and see what is going on.
Cacharamba, according to the Hamma/McGee Alamos Guidebook, means 'pierced ear'. The mountain served as a landmark for ship captains making their way through the Sea of Cortez. Years ago, people were sent to the 'eye of the needle' to watch for these ships.
Senor is reading 'Seasons of the Angler', a book of fishing tales. He says he will be ready in half an hour to go drive around the backside of the mountain.
In the meantime, check out the Hilton Garden Room below.
Friends of ours did not want this lovely table and chairs anymore, so we just brought it right on over to our garden room.
We have already broken it in, grilling rib eyes on the asadero with 2 friends who are visiting Alamos. We added some cold roasted potatoes and caper cole slaw and fresh bread out of the bread machine. We had so much food we could not see the table top.