Gringo | San Miguel de Allende

On this last trip to San Miguel de Allende, I met up with our friend Kathy in Leon. She was transporting a new Yorkie named Gringo to her friends, Jackie and Patrick, in SMA. Kathy and I delivered Gringo to his new mom, dad and brother Paco. He was such a sweet little boy I kept threatening to steal him and bring him home. Here are a few photos I got of Gringo, Kathy’s dog named Sedona, and Gringo’s new brother Paco. Enjoy!

Fashion Week | San Miguel de Allende

Kathy and I walked up to the El Jardin one evening to watch the fashion show. Vicente Fox and his wife were there. It was a lot of fun and some very nice fashion. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

Walkabout | San Miguel de Allende

I just returned from San MIguel de Allende. I stayed with our friends Michael and Kathy. Kathy and I probably walked about 20 miles during the week I was there, but it was worth every step as we got some really fun photos of the city. Enjoy!

2018 Cathedral City LGBTQ Days Celebration

Easter weekend in Cathedral City includes the LGBT Days celebration in downtown Cathedral City. One of the premier events is the bed race. This year in the 4th annual bed race and it featured the Cathedral City fire and police departments, Del Shores and Ann Walker (of Sordid Lives fame), the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and College of the Desert. There was a great crowd to cheer the teams on and at the end of the day, the fireman pulled off a very close win—just edging out the police department.

The fire department donated the winning prize of 5 beautiful bicycles to the Boys and Girls Club of the Desert.

I hope you enjoy the photos. What a wonderful event in Cathedral City!!!!

Dia de Los Meurtos

Let the party begin. This evening Bill and I went to Fabrica Aurora for one of the first of many parties celebrating Dia de Los Muertos. We’re told this is sort of a dress rehearsal for the big celebration later next week. There were quite a few folks in costume and I tried to get a few fun photos which wasn’t easy with all the people around. Enjoy!

Cañada de la Virgen

Yesterday, Bill and I visited Cañada de la Virgen which is a pyramid located about 40 minutes southeast of San Miguel de Allende. It was really something to see. It’s estimated to be about 900 years old. If you’d like to know more about it, you can click here to read more. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Luna Tapas Bar

The other night we met some friends at the Luna Tapas bar at the Rosewood Hotel. It’s a favorite place to go to get some nice photos of San Miguel. Enjoy!

Day Trip to Dolores Hidalgo

Yesterday, Bill and I drove to Dolores Hildago. Along the way we once again stopped in Atotonilco. In Atotonilco, we visited the Galeria de Atotonilco where we toured the folk art gallery. They had the most amazing items in the gallery. We met Susan and Mayer, the owners of the gallery. They live on the property and their home is stunning. I didn’t feel comfortable taking photos in the gallery or their home, but I posted a couple of exterior photos in my previous post. The gallery was once a furniture factory that Susan and Mayer bought 12 years ago. It took them two years to restore the property and and now call it their home.

From the gallery, we went back into the small town of Atotonilco and this time we parked the park and went into the old church—the Sanctuary de Atotonilco. It was really something to see. It was built in the 18th century and the frescos/paintings on the ceiling and walls were really something. Just the age of the building is really interesting. The main part of the church is open to the public, but there were also a few parts of the interior that were blocked off to visitors. I tried my best to at least get a photo of these areas.

From the church, we drove up to the Atotonilco de Viejo hotel. It’s a property located just a few minutes outside town. It’s a stunning property, but a bit remote. We had lunch in the restaurant at the hotel and then took off for Dolores Hidalgo.

In Dolores Hidalgo, we visited the Talavera JMB factory. It’s not so much a factory as it is a shop with all kinds of pottery, dishes, plates and figurines. We found some really nice small bowls to add to our collection. Our friends, Joyce and ReAnn, who joined us for the day, also found some beautiful items at the shop.

Once we finished shopping we headed towards the El Jardin of Dolores Hidalgo. It’s a beautiful public square with churches on either side. It was so crowded and busy that we didn’t stop and I didn’t get any photos. Oh, well, I guess we’ll have to go back. Darn.

Here are a few photos from the day. Enjoy!