01-10-2013, 04:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Noviembre 9 - Exploring Xilitla
Dog of the day. Is this the one that got a piece of Paul?
A pleasant walk around day in Xilitla, hiked the road out to the Edward James Sculpture gardens. Very scenic and imaginative on the mountainside in the rainforest. Beautiful waterfalls and pools that some people were swimming in. Temps have been very pleasant, and the tropical birds and butterfly's are a treat to the eyes and ears.
Bob & Sue rode the 5 zip lines through the forest.
[Bob, Sue and I took a taxi from downtown to Las Pozas. As the others headed to lunch, Bob and Sue decided to ride the zip lines, so we went over there where a busload of students from a Zacatecas teachers college were also preparing to ride.
Bob gave me his phone so I could record the event, but I got lost in the menus and one of the students had to save me. It didn’t do any good, because all my pics were bad.
I did get some entertainment out of it though. I was able to convince the students that Bob and Sue were my parents. They were really impressed that someone THAT old would be zip lining. – cwc]
We had a nice meal on the way back to town at the restaurant run by the mother of the fella who gave us a tour through the gardens.
We had a moto meeting late in the afternoon and planned out our remaining days in Mex. Charlie did some great map work and has some prime moto roads lined up for us.
We got together on the roof and came up with a rough plan for the rest of the trip.
The group went out for supper, but the later lunch will hold me well through the night.
Earlier today we spoke with the man who owns the restaurant where the group is eating now. He told us his business is off 70% in the last half year because of all the drug publicity, there have been no problems at all here in Xilitla, but with the US state department saying not to travel in Mexico, no one is coming to visit. This fella worked for twenty years in New York City, and now has returned to run his restaurant here, and raise his family. Hope we have safe travels the remainder of our trip.
cwc screwed with this post 01-11-2013 at 08:48 PM