Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mexico Blogger Visits Santiago, N.L.

I got a call Monday night from my friend Croft and his lovely wife Norma. They are heading back north to Canada for the summer and stopped by for a visit. I headed over to the park where they were staying and we had a couple of beers and chatted for awhile.

Then yesterday, we went on a quick tour of downtown Monterrey visiting the Santa Lucia Riverwalk. We took a ride on the boat up and down the river which starts at Parque Fundidora which used to be an iron works. The ironworks was shut down in the early 80s and was then converted to a park utilizing the three furnaces and smokestacks and incorporating them into the park. This is also where the International Forum was held in 2007.

We then headed for the MacroPlaza for a visit to the Presidencia Municipal and a quick tour of the downtown area by car. We had lunch at La Anacua, a seafood restaurant that started in a palapa many years ago in Guadalupe, N.L. and has since expanded to several nice restaurants.

We headed back to the rv park for a final beer and off I went home. Croft and Norma headed for Laredo this morning. We had a great time and they are wonderful people. If you get a chance, check out his blog