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We drove about two hours and then came to some hitchhikers along the road. This being Mexico and all, my driver Juan stopped for them, told them to get in back, and we drove on. 15 minutes later we dropped them off. Note the small building in the background -- it's a restaurant that sells just birria, a really really tasty chili-based meat soup. It's perfectly good without the meat I think. It's also the last building for the next 80 km. The road between here and the observatory used to be dirt, but was paved in the last 5 years.