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... Jim's cringe level. They are from Oregon. The word grim suddenly comes to mind.
Those that went last night to the Cafe El Popular Restaurante enjoyed it; whew! They dined in the bakery section.
Off in a van for a 20M ride to a bus terminal. Asked Sid if he was carrying a bazooka in a long cylindrical case. He said yes, that he was Mexican Taliban. With his scruffy beard, the thought quickly passed my mind! He's guided for G for the last six years.
... of two yacatas (what temples or pyramids are called in the Michoacan region) surrounded by wall-causeways that were the pathway for people to reach the main plaza and ceremonial center. I enjoyed the site, but a coming storm urged me on my way back to Casa Santiago.
Luck was on my side and I escaped getting caught in the storm by about 20 minutes. Upon returning to Casa Santiago, the bbq was in full swing. I was immediately offered a cheeseburger and joined ...
We have had zero rain since leaving Guadalajara and this day was not different. Temps around 70F. A great day for biking. The first quarter mile out of Zirahuén is steep up. We pushed our bikes. We rode the next mile and a half to the highest elevation of the day. From there, the libre (free) road toward lake Pátzcuaro has rolling terrain but the ups and downs were frequent and we could continue without feeling ...
... an elevation of 410m! It exploded and covered the local villages and all that remains is the heavy volcanic rock and protruding like two fangs are the towers of the Templo San Juan Parangaricutiro. The altar also escaped being crushed and is today is still used as a shrine.
What was amusing was that morning Fynn announced that he did not want to see any more churches or volcanoes. Today he saw the two combined.
... become one of my favorites for its mango margaritas and very friendly wait staff. I met Tatyana through Kathleen, and they met through Spanish classes a few months before. Tatyana and her husband Pavel are from Czech Republic and will be living in Guanajuato for three years for Pavel's job. They lived in Michigan for a year before that, so when I met them at Kathleen's house (up many, many steps to her apartment) we had a lot to talk about. Pavel even proposed at Sleeping Bear Dunes, ...