A Walk Around Town

Walking around San Miguel de Allende is always fun. You just never know what you’re going to find on any given day. Bill and I headed into Centro to take care of some business so I took my camera along. Here are just a few photos from the day. Enjoy!

Coronación de La Reina de Las Fiestas Patrias y Regionales 2019

Sunday night at Plaza Civica they held a (for lack of a better description) beauty contest. The contestants were dressed in their finest dresses and gowns. I didn’t get all the contestants photos, but here are a few from the evening. What made the evening more fun was that one of the contestants is a former student from Bill’s English class. They also featured a wonderful trio of opera singers and, of course, a Mariachi group. Enjoy!

Saint Michael’s Parade

Sunday was St. Michael’s parade through Centro. This parade, I’m told, is the preview of a much larger parade in September. It wasn’t the largest parade I’ve seen in San Miguel, but the native Indian costumes were wonderful. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day. Enjoy!

Playa Troncones and Zihuatanejo

This past weekend Bill and I drove to Playa Troncones and Zihuatanejo. It took us six hours to drive from San Miguel de Allende, but the scenery was spectacular. We passed through mountains and drove over lakes.

We stayed at the Tres Mujeres hotel right on the beach. It was a very comfortable hotel and the hosts very very nice. We ate at several nice restaurants on the beach and visited the Manzanillo Bay resort which was perhaps the most beautiful property in Troncones. Each evening there were folks on horseback enjoying the sunsets.

It was Juliet’s first time to the beach and we thought for sure that she’d not like the sand and water, but much to our surprise she had a wonderful time chasing the waves and running in the sand. I’ve never known a dog who didn’t like the beach.

While we were there, we drove the 25 miles from Playa Troncones to Zhuatanejo—our old stomping ground. It was wonderful to see that even though the town has grown, it still hasn’t lost it’s beauty and charm. La Ropa beach, which in the main beach, is still as beautiful as we remembered. The town was busy with tourists and, as always, there was a lot of activity around the fisherman’s landing on the beach.

Our favorite hotel in Zihuatanejo is the Thompson Hotel on La Ropa beach. It has a beautiful pool right on the beach and plenty of palapas for relaxing.

Here are a few photos from our trip. Enjoy!

San Miguel de Allende Ballet Folkloria

Last night (Friday) the San Miguel de Allende Ballet Folkloria performed at the Peralta Theater. We were not disappointed. The show was colorful and very, very festive. These dancers are really something to behold and it was a fantastic evening. Here are a few photos from the night. Enjoy!

Tierra Blanco

Last week my friend, Randy, and I took a ride out to Tierra Blanco. It’s a small town about 1.5 hours from San Miguel de Allende. The town has a couple of churches and a jardin in the center. We had lunch at a small “cafe” which consisted of a woman cooking out on the sidewalk and a single table inside. We enjoyed some delicious gorditas. We got a little lost on the way home, but the route actually worked out well.

S.O.M.E. Portraits

I’ve been taking photos of the seniors and volunteers at S.O.M.E. I started out just taking some photos of the wonderful seniors, but now I’ve been getting prints made for them and I think they really enjoy them. I was told that the seniors will use the photos on their alters for Did de Los Muertos. How cool! Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

It’s Thursday… Let’s Have a Parade

I never really know why, but there seems to be a parade every week for something. I figure it’s Thursday is a good enough excuse. We’ve have two parades come by our house this week. I was able to grab my camera last night and snap a few photos. Enjoy!

Visiting Ensenada

Bill and I decided to get out of San Miguel for a few days so we caught and flight to Tijuana and then drove down to Ensenada. We stayed in a wonderful hotel called Punta Morro and saw most of the sights.

Our favorite part of the trip was when we drove to La Bufadora (the blower). It’s a small town located all the way out on the southern point of the Ensenada bay. Their claim-to-fame is one of the largest natural ocean blow holes. It was amazing and my photos don’t do it justice. Here’s a collection of photos from our trip. Enjoy!

Bernal Road Trip

I had to take the Harley in for a service so Bill (with Juliet) and I decided to add a road trip to Bernal. What a wonderful little town! Lots of shops and restaurants in the central part of the town and it was very easy to get to. You can definitely park you car and walk around the whole town. We had some great tacos for lunch and did some sightseeing.

The town’s claim-to-fame is an enormous monolith that overlooks the town and is called the La Peña de Bernal. We were told it is the 3rd largest monolith in the world. Beautiful!