We just got back from a wonderful trip to Morelia and the monarch sanctuary in Michoacán. We stayed one night in Morelia and it’s a beautiful vibrant city.
Although there weren’t as many monarchs as last year, it was still a fantastic privilege to see one of the world’s natural wonders. All-in-all, it was a fantastic trip and here are a few of my favorite photos from our journey. Enjoy!
P.S. Thank you Connie and Sherry for another fantastic adventure!
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.
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!
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!
I had the privilege of visiting the butterfly sanctuary in Michoacán this past week. I went on a tour with my friend Kathy and her granddaughter Chloe. We stayed at the Agua Blanca Spa the first night and then drove to the sanctuary the next day.
I have to say… the sanctuary was like nothing I’ve ever seen before. There were Monarch butterflies everywhere—in the sky, on the trees, on the ground and on the visitors. What a fantastic trip!!! I hope you enjoy the photos although they don’t even begin to show the splendor of this yearly event.
P.S. My thanks to Sherry and Connie for hosting such a fantastic tour!
I’ve been a bit lazy lately and haven’t really gone out for more photos. Bill and I have been busy with moving and getting adjusted to life in Mexico. So I decided to go back through some of my photos and re-post some of my favorite photos from over the years. I hope to get back out on the streets soon for more photos. Enjoy!
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!
This morning Bill and I drove to the little town of Atotonilco. It’s located about 8 miles outside San Miguel and is the home to the Galeria Atotonilco and the Sanctuary de Atotonilco. We’re going back on Friday with some friends, but we wanted to make sure we could find the places we wanted to see. If you want to tour the Galeria, you must make an appointment, but the church is open everyday so we’re going to go inside the church on Friday and tour the galeria. The church is described as the “Sistine Chapel of Mexico” because it houses some beautiful frescos. For more information about the church/sanctuary, visit Wikipedia.
This Friday we’ll travel once again to Atotonilco on our way to Dolores Hidalgo. In the mane time, I hope you enjoy these photos.