Cosmos, Chamomile and Butterflies
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
163Trip End May 10, 2011
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Maria Yolanda invited us into the restaurant for coffee and quesadillas. It was really nice to get something warm in our stomachs before pedaling off in the chilly morning.
We soon made it to the sleepy town of Manzanilla de la Paz. One small store/restaurant was open this early (9ish) where we bought water and sampled a local version of gorditas with mantequilla. We know mantequella as butter. But this mantequilla was more like a curd cheese with jalapeno and bell pepper and that was sandwiched between two tortillas. Well, they all cannot be winners.
We came to another big climb when Oswaldo and his nephew stopped their truck and offered us a lift to for the final few km's to town. Michelle put her rubber legs in the truck. Dave pressed on on his bike. It was not just one last climb but two. Quads, hammies, abs, and obliques were all burning by the time he reached the town perched on the mountainside at 2240 meters (7,350 feet).
A chill was in the air at midday. Michelle was waiting at a picnic table in front of a small store and had checked out a few hotel possibilities. As Dave rested up there, a peanut delivery truck made his delivery to the store. On his way out, he tossed us a bag of peanuts. We all grinned. And they really hit the spot. They were the best peanuts we have had in Mexico.....
We found a funky place to stay called Cabanas Colina De Los Ruisenores. We can stay in a normal hotel anytime so we chose funky ambiance with quirky shower and gaps in the doors. This place was an experience...