Atotonilco el Viejo Hotel Resort & SPA
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After walking the kids to school, my mom and I grabbed coffee and cinnamon rolls at Cafe Monet. She enjoyed seeing the kids' open courtyard school and morning routine. Greg worked out at the Lobo gym this morning with Ernesto. Mom and I walked through the Rosewood Hotel on the way back to the house; she was impressed with this luxury open air hotel (ranked by Conde Naste Traveler as #1 hotel in Mexico).
Off touring today! Greg rented a car from Bajio Go; ...
... Thomas was getting a cab. Mom, Thomas and I took a taxi to Santa Ana; Greg and Caroline arrived a bit later. The ornate church boasts a small, mainly gringo community. We saw a few school acquaintances, including Coach Shawn and his family. Father Oser, the American priest, gave a personal, meaningful service discussing the funeral mass he just performed for his mother in the states. My mom enjoyed the intimacy and ...
... attitude. Mexicans appreciate you showing respect for their own. And, everyone goes to the cemetery or to an altar, so we decided to see what it was all about!)
Pronto... Greg and I walked down to the Municipal Cemetery. It is located off Ancha, not far from the Academia. We took our kids and Miller in tow. WOW! It was a huge crowd walking in droves down the road toward the cemetery. We were struck by all the makeshift tents of vendors.. tarp ...
We were off to take the kids, including Miller, to be in the Third Annual Catrinas Parade. (We bought a costume for Miller in anticipation of her arrival.) The Academia was invited to participate in the parade along with a handful of other schools. All participants, including the parents, had to dress up as catrinas. So, Greg painted the kids faces white and black in the main square, the Jardin. Unfortunately, we could not get in with ...
It was another day of touring the region. After dropping the kids off at school, Greg and I drove about 14 kilometers into the countryside to see the historic Sanctuary of Atotonilco dubbed the "Sistine Chapel of Mexico".
In a small community (less than a thousand people) stands a deteriorating white fortress church. Outside the church is a bronze stature of Hidalgo, priest and revolutionary. It appears that ...