As I always say, there is an end to everything and so ended our wonderful week of vacation with Norma and Croft to San Miguel de Allende. Apart from the fully-equipped house we rented, the walks and talks around town and on the trip back to Monterrey were fantastic. We made stops along the way to buy strawberry syrup, coffee and bathroom stops, and of course the dreaded checkpoint that lasted over two hours with complete chaos. Mexico showing it's best side.
Overall the trip was rated five stars by my account. We didn't do without a thing. We had a fireplace at night, a spectacular terrace overlooking San Miguel as well as the famous Jardin. Good times had by all and I have to say one of the best pics of our trip although Juan Manuel was the photographer and not in the photo.
Our day trip with Robin and Steve to Atotonilco was another highlight. We spent the morning in the numerous thermal water pools relaxing and sharing things we had or would liked to have done. Several trips into the cave for a hot steam bath and then back outdoors. After a side trip to Dolores Hidalgo for a quick tour and one of their famous ice creams.
Tuesday market in San Miguel is a huge event and we took advantage of that as well. The colors, smells, people, and activity make you always want to return. When I was there last summer I went twice a week. Fresh fruits and produce not to mention all the wonderful foods that are offered from gorditas, cabrito, borrego, enchiladas, pancakes, pizza, well you get the idea.
Although it is quite expensive, it's something everyone has to do at least once. The experience of the roof top patio at the famous Rosewood Hotel. The views are incredible and truly a photo op for anyone wanting a memory of San Miguel.
Even the trip back home was as I said earlier. Stops for lunch, bathroom breaks, they always gave us something to talk about. Politics was a topic in the car, would that surprise you? But we enjoy that along with religion and this was the week for that chat.
Once back home we took a day for recovering and then on Tuesday headed about out again perusing the markets here by our house. Fountains, talavera tiles, food, furniture. We shopped a lot but didn't buy a thing. That was the fun part of it.
Our last night together took us out to the pool for a relaxing happy hour before a fantastic dinner of tuna sincronizadas.
Then on Wednesday, off they went. Down roads that would lead them back to their wagon and from there all points north. Thanks guys for a memorable week of fun in Mexico.