Hotel Villa Monarca
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The Monarch butterfly is a migratory animal, which summers in the US and Canada. In the autumn the entire species makes the long trek to the warm valleys of central Mexico, to breed in specific groves and outlast the winter. In the spring, the females return to the north to lay their eggs. I awake in Macheros village, on the outskirts of the Cerro Pelon reserve. My hosts, Joel and Elena, ...
I was not on my game driving from LA to San Diego today. I managed to squeeze out a truck onto the shoulder when I didn't see him as a changed lanes to make an exit. I also got myself caught in an intersection when I didn't realize I had a red arrow when I was making a left hand turn. Thankfully neither incident resulted in an accident.
I am very fortunate to have a great place to stay the next couple ...
... as I have the ability to use my legs I will continue to do so. I'll save the horses and donkeys for when I'm old and no longer able to walk. Monarchs were lovely if not quite as abundant as I would have thought. I heard many factors have combined to their unusually low numbers this year and the whole fantastic migration from Canada to Michoacan is in danger. Shame. https://picasaweb.google.com/1064799899 09924526712/MonarchButterflyReserve?aut ...
... in a remote area, we were stopped by a huge police pickup blocking the road and a special forces unit in balaclavas, bullet proof vests, carrying military grade assault weapons. They made it very very clear in broken english that "NO ... it was not good to continue in our current direction"! To say the least, John was 'unimpressed' by my efforts to almost get the family gunned down in a drug lord/police shoot out.
... crossings which involve striding men with crowns on their
head. Not sure who came up with that one, or how it came to be but it seems
pretty specific to DF.
After that, it was my first trip out into the wilderness on
my own since the attack so was a little apprehensive, especially knowing the
area I was going to is currently considered quite dangerous. I knew if I kept
on high alert and in busy areas it wouldn’t be an issue, and I really wanted to