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Mexico Dave when he was younger and more serious.
Much younger and much more serious...
Now. Here. This . Ahora. Aquí. Esta.
I am going on a 3 day trip to Toluca, 50 kilometers West of Mexico City.
Toluca is at ...
... powder for the big kids :-)
On our first visit to town we were greeted with the usual glances of displeasure aimed at "Gringos coming to gawk" and it felt very unfriendly. I did wander what the people here did as so many were doing not a lot. Then, for a few, I saw the answer - play dominoes and cards outside one of the small supermarkets :-) On our second visit to town it seemed we had passed the "test" as we were greeted with smiles and waves, had a few brief ...
... go to a stop near Santa Fe where I stayed for the hotel. And we walk to the mall, and now I realize Jen and I got a little sunburn. And we get things for them, like Hilson needed a voltmeter, etc. We tried to see movies, but no to avail.
And then we went to the food court that has subway, and burger king, and other familiar mall places. But there was this place called taco inn and sold pastor tacos (ham cooked on a rotessarie) and the tacos are made fresh so ...
... my bedroom with a mattress, the computer and the sounds of the rain. It rains like every day and when it hails it looks like snow but of course it melts quickly. And since I am on a hilly mountain things drain pretty quickly.
And when it thunders, it makes me think of my Calida and Alto at home and how they tremble and how they would completely hate it here. The only one that ...
... make the long hike up to the hill. Got some good pics of Jesus on the road, and we got to watch some of the Roman Soldiers mock Jesus. I didn't make it up to the hill to see the crucifixion because of "stomach issues" but it was exciting nonetheless.
Saturday is known as "Sabado de Gloria" or Glorious Saturday. This day is interesting and I am really not sure how ANY of the traditions of this day fit in with the easter story. On ...