Joyce Schnurr

Joined March 2017Living in: Regina, Canada
  • Day1

    SPRING MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS RANCH

    April 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    I was brave enough to do a drive along with Ken, one of the instructors. We were not allowed to drive with the “learners”.

    I rode in the vehicle for about 40 minutes, way too many laps around this 2.1 mile track configuration. Stomach feeling queasy on the last couple laps especially through the “esses”.

    Cecil has a 2018 Corvette Z06 carbon 65. On the German autobahn, the data recorder shows that the Z06 reached speeds of 320 km/hr!

    I never went anywhere THAT FAST.

    We were going over 100 miles (160 km) an hour on the straight aways! Plenty fast enough for me, especially with all the curves we had to maneuver through.
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  • Day0

    SPRING MOUNTAIN RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB

    April 18, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Pahrump Nevada is the home of the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, a race track that hosts various driving schools and is home to a private motorsports country club.

    The track length of 6.1 miles consists of various configurations and is the longest road course in North America.

    The Ron Fellows High Performance Corvette Driving School is one of the main events hosted at the track and that’s why Cecil and I are here. Cecil bought a 2018 Z06 back in November and was given the opportunity to attend by GM as part of the purchase offer.

    Cecil and I are learning lots from in classroom instruction about the 2018 Z06, its 5 driving modes and 6 traction performance modes, 8 steps to cornering, launch control, how to utilize throttle and braking to do the apex on corners, the incredible PDR (Performance Data Recorder), etc. etc. Much of this information can transfer to everyday driving.
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  • Day5

    LOS MOCHIS

    March 18, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Everyone in our tour group is saddened to depart from this magnificent part of the world.

    After our Sunday morning walk and another delicious lunch of Black Bass fish, we climbed onto a large bus to be taken to the Barrancas del Cobre train station for a 5 hour train ride to El Fuerte. Such a pleasurable way to travel! Linda and I are adamant about doing more of this....We thoroughly enjoyed our dining car experience for supper while watching the scenery quickly pass by.

    At El Fuerte we boarded a full size bus for the hour and a half trip to Los Mochis and our stay at the San Anita Hotel. We were treated to a beautiful sunset over the mountains as they faded into the distance.

    Our final day: a flight from Los Mochis to Mexico City, a lengthy layover there and then back to Puerto Vallarta.

    And the end of another great adventure exploring this wonderful country of Mexico.
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  • Day5

    COPPER CANYON - "Living on the Edge!"

    March 18, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Off to Divisadero on our final day in Barrancas del Cobre. Never have I been on a more spectacular walk!! A mile long trek along the Canyon edge.

    Impossible to find words to describe the magnificence and grandeur here!

  • Day4

    COPPER CANYON - Creel, Chihuahua

    March 17, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Visiting the Magical Town of Creel and surrounding area was on our agenda today. Very interesting stops were made at the Tarahumara settlement at San Ignacio Mission, at Lake Arareco and at the Valley of the Mushrooms and Frogs.

  • Day4

    Tarahumara DWELLINGS

    March 17, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Most Tarahumara practice a traditional lifestyle, inhabiting natural shelters such as caves, cliff overhangs and cabins made out of wood and stone. Our group visited a cave home. Impossible for me to imagine living in such a confining dark space!! This experience reminded me of visiting the Maasai mud, cow dung and grass huts in Tanzania.Read more

  • Day3

    COPPER CANYON - The Hotel

    March 16, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Perched on the rim of the gorge, the El Mirador Hotel was the perfect accommodation to experience the magnificence of this area.

    Up at dawn two mornings in a row to view the sunrise. A first ever for me!

    On our balcony at dusk the first night, we witnessed the most amazing silence. NOTHING!! No dog barking, no bird singing, no insect buzzing, no distant traffic noise, no electrical hum......NOTHING!! We dared to utter a whisper to break the mesmerizing experience.Read more

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