Thursday, November 17, 2011

So Much To See In SMA

Grab any local rag here in SMA and there is a list of things to do and see.  Today we set the alarm for 6:30 a.m. so we could go to the gym.  Yes I know, a bit late for me, but this week and next is the telenovela "El Encanto de la Aguila", the story of the Mexican Revolution.  It starts at 10 p.m. and is only thirty minutes long.  Not sure why it starts so late, you would think it a good thing for kids to watch instead of the normal crap they show on television.  But who am I to judge, I'm a crotchety old gringo who teaches morals and values.  

So the gym was a good experience, everyone remembers us and welcomed us back hoping we would stay for the winter.  We then took off for Weber's Rv Park or Tennis Club which is right around the corner.  We thought we would bother Les for a bit but he was already off on his motorscooter. 

Home we went for a quick breakfast and shower and then headed to Paseo El Chorro which is located at the top of the hill just below the Casa de Cultura.  It was the original station for the Spanish in 1550 and there still flows fresh water from an underground aquifer.  We walked up the hill and found a public lavadero or laundry.  I may take my personals there for an outdoor wash as the local laundries charge an arm and a leg to do laundry.  We did find one that was willing to wash our blankets for a decent price.  In Queretaro they wanted 60 pesos to wash our blankets.  Here in SMA it was a load for 12 pesos a kilo which came to 36 pesos.

El Chorro and the public laundry slots.

Looking up the hill at the Casa de Cultura.

The church above the Casa de Cultura

Somebody likes bugambilias

We headed home after our walking trip, picked up the laundry and took a nice nap.  After, I took the highway to Los Rodriguez along with one of the LP tanks for a fill up.  The station had closed already but the city delivery trucks were on their way back.  I waited for one of the trucks at the gate and they filled it up.

We headed for the mirador that is on the hill down from the Soriana towards the Mega (all local landmarks) and took pics of the sunset. 

A great bottle of wine with a delcious chicken and veggie dish and now it is time to prepare for the next episode of the Revolution story.


  1. Sorry I missed you I have a crazy schedule tomorrow... I hope to have the girls at the RV park on Saturday afternoon if you guys are around,,cheers Les

  2. We had our laundry done in Tepic the price was 11 pesos per kilo.

  3. That photo of Juan reminds me of the grinning Cheshire Cat In Alice In Wonderland!

    Keep on having Fun!

  4. Never heard of public laundry spots before!