The above photos are from Casita de las flores where I am staying in San Miguel Mexico
This is what I have accomplished so far; I have the plane reservations made and paid for we will be leaving Houston on Continental at about 1230hrs arriving Leon airport about two and half hours later where we will be picked up by a van and driven from Leon to San Miguel which should take about an hour and a half. I have arranged for someone to pet sit my animals while I am on the trip. We will be staying at the Casita de Las Flores, hopefully this will be a good experience.
The biggest surprise is the cost of airfare. The cost to fly to Mexico has risen steeply in my opinion and I grumbled about the price. If I visit again I might try taking the bus from Nuevo Laredo across the border from Laredo Texas. The bus leaves in the evening and arrives in the morning in Guanajato Mexico where one changes buses to San Miguel. Sounds like an adventure to me. Although riding all night through Mexico sounds exhausting, but people do it all the time and survive.
My plan is to travel light, I’ll see how that works out. I always take to much of the wrong stuff. My concern now is taking comfortable shoes, most of the streets in San Miguel are cobblestone and the sidewalks are uneven and narrow, sometimes the walk way is obstructed and the curbs are high and difficult to manage for an old lady like me. San Miguel has been nicknamed the City of Fallen Women, so many women have taken such hard falls there because they were so distracted by the views they tumbled off the steps, sidewalks, or cobblestones and hurt themselves. I hope I don’t do that, I bruise to easy and being large would most likely hurt something badly.
I am toying with the idea of buying a new camera for the trip just haven’t committed to the idea with money…. yet. From the photos I have seen by others this is a beautiful town with lots of photo opportunities. We will be there for a national holiday so there will be more photo opportunities with the fiestas and parades going on to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. I hear it is a noisy and joyful occasion.
We have made plans to visit San Miguel Allende Mexico. For a long time I have heard about this town located about four and half hours from Mexico City. I have wanted to visit there and see for myself what it is like and not just depend on the opinions of others who have visited there.
I have gleaned a lot of information from the book Falling In Love With San Miguel by Carol Schmidt and Norma Hair. However, there is nothing like verifying for yourself the reality of being there. Their reality and my reality may not be the same. Although I have been to Mexico before and so far enjoy the quirkiness and sometimes to this Gringa and other Gringos the baffling ways Mexican’s go about doing things. I just go on the assumption that it is their country and they get to do it their way, it is up to me to adapt.
I will update this blog as to our plans and help keep you informed as to our plans and adventures.
I have been busy, I sold my farm in Kentucky and bought an RV.
I have been traveling a little been to Texas first to become a Texan to save on taxes and I have traveled to Idaho to visit family and to Branson MO to see what that was like and I plan to return to Branson to see more shows.
I think I will do this RV thing for a while and get the travel’n urge out of me and then re-think about Mexico. Mexico is always on my mind. I went to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant here in Livingston Texas, it isn’t one of those commercial places this is just like the little family run Mexican restaurants in Mexico, simple furniture nothing glitzy or fancy, but is the food good oh ya it is good just like Mexico, lots of Mexicans eat there so you know it is good. When I stepped outside I wished I was back in Mexico. So you see Mexico is never to far out of my mind, what is the saying “once the dust of Mexico settles on your heart you cannot find peace in any other land”.
So who knows maybe next year I’ll be back in Mexico writing more about my adventures there 🙂