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One part of our stay in Mexico that Alicia was looking forward to most was visiting the place where the millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to during their incredible journey from the Great Lakes across the continent. To get there we headed to Morelia, the capital of the Michocan state with over twenty universities and a very young population. Though loud and unwelcoming to tourists, the city is close to the Monarch reserve, so we stayed just long enough ...
May you be joyful
For no one, nothing, no mortal wound
May take it away
Joy arises from within
And yes it may wax and wane
But arising from within
It may not be cut out
So fearlessness is its companion
And delight is its expression
Enjoying life's ebb and flow
The pure potential in each moment
... be the one serving new food, filling up the beer, cleaning up, explaining new arrivals the way to get to your party and so on and so forth. In the end, lets not think about the day after the event. Based on this past experience, I intentially decided to pass the responsibility to other parties and just have a good time.
Saturday morning – lets call it Friday night – at 2am we took off to get to the Mariposas Monarcas in Michoacan by sunrise. ...
... art. Although in the past, the area was mined for copper, today the art is produced from recycled copper wire! We visited a small town next to Patzcuaro and watched a demonstration showing the hand production of copper vessels. Non of it is machine produced. The copper is melted in a wood-burning fire and then hammered by hand using large and small hammers. Even I got involved in the hammering! I was impressed by the quality of the vessels. I ...
... Arturro organized a “spa” day at the local hot springs. What a hoot! We were picked up at our camp by a gigantic tour bus to go only about 5 miles and were surprised to be dropped off at a dilapidated town square. The driver pointed to a small little store like all of the convenience stores in Mexico. On one side of the store was a little store that sold drinks and candy and a ...