I'm Turkeycreek. My wife and I live full time in Banamichi, Sonora Mexico where we built and operate a small hotel. After much thought, discussion, hand-wringing and analysis for the best dates for a meet up in Banamichi, I threw a dart at the calendar and came up with Nov 11, 12, 13. This is 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. Of course you can come and visit on your own schedule at any time. We are almost never not here. Banamichi is a small pueblo of about 3000 people. We are about 135 miles from either Nogales, AZ and Bisbee, AZ, a little more from Agua Prieta and a bit over 100 miles north of Hermosillo. We have a gas station, an OXXO, Neveria and restaurants. The town is clean, safe and full of friendly, welcoming people. We have a small working silver mine near town. Barring a late season hurricane the weather should be mostly dry. Some of the river crossings will be wet but not too deep. Temps typically mean warm days and cool sometimes chilly nights. Typical of the desert are day night swings of 30 to 40 degrees F. Of course if you plan to ride up higher into la sierra you can expect colder weather. Any chill can be remedied by a sip or two of Bacanora, our local agave moonshine. We just took delivery of a gallon. The big green jug some of you know is full to the brim. Other than the usual swapping of lies and drinking beer things to do include the nearby hot springs, our new hotel pool (hope it is warm.) If there is enough interest we can set up a visit to a rustic Bacanora still including a lunch prepared still-side and the opportunity to buy a bottle. There are some fun day rides, paved or what passes for pavement, up into the mountains. Horseback riding is a possibility but the ranch owners need advance notice since these will be real working horses used by los vaqueros. Depending on how many people show an interest we may be able to plan a performance by our internationally known folk dance group. I have a couple of guitars. I will get the costs for these activities if there is enough interest. We don't mark these up, it all goes to our neighbors who provide the services. Banamichi is a good kick off point for Copper Canyon and points south and also for the ferries to Baja from Guaymas, Topolobampo or Mazatlan. We are between Mex 16 and Mex 17. There are about 40 hotels rooms in town, Los Arcos has the 11 best. with secure parking and a pool. You get to choose your lodging. We can help with other hotels and we don't take a cut. There is camping available near by. This is an informal type of thing. Filling our hotel rooms and restaurant is great but that's not what's behind this. I'm looking to introduce more riders to our area, to Mexico and get to meet some of you I only know online and get to see some of you who have been here before again. I will cross post to the other Mexico threads and open a new thread. Hoping for lots of interest so we can make this a reality. Check out www.banamichimexico.com and our hotel website shown below for info about the area. Contact us through this site, a pm, through our hotel site or call on our US or Mex lines. Saludos!