Monday, December 22, 2014

San Miguel De Allende

Until LuAnn finishes her post, here's what wikipedia has to say about about San Miguel De Allende "San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico."

At 6200 feet above sea level the air is kind of thin and it can take a while to get used to, especially for beach people like us (meaning me). I run out of breath easily and it makes me a bit grumpy. We have however been having a good deal of fun nonetheless. Some highlights so far:

El Charco del Ingenio  A huge desert park full of endangered cacti with a river running through it.
We climbed down this little ladder to the canyon river:
This is where the spooky spirit El Chan is supposed to dwell. Legend has it that a divine being who lives in underground rivers, watching the behavior of man to make good use of the water that flows.

Next up: Sunset at Bar Luna hotel Rosewood 
Amazing views, great tapas & margaritas. Pricey but worth it.
Staying at the hotel is $600 US a night. Yow! We won't be doing THAT!
Here's a one of many nice pics from that night:
Next morning we went to CaƱada De Virgin, Pyramid and took the amazing tour there by Albert Coffee :

The next day, after all that hiking, our legs were tired so we went to La Gruta hot springs and after a few minutes I figured out the translation is "The Grotto". Met some interesting folks there. A Harley riding lawyer, a bilingual psychologist who just moved back from NYC and four girls from Oregon that were staying in Austen's hostel. We haven't seen him much since LOL. Here's his pic from inside the hot springs grotto:

As always, many more pics on Andy & LuAnn's Instagrams (you don't need instagram to see them) Just click here: Andy and here: LuAnn

2 comments:

  1. Ooh I want to be in that grotto! Have so much fun, guys, Im off to India on Friday.

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  2. Cool stuff! I'm enjoying your trip!

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