Sunday, July 29, 2012

Company is Coming to San Miguel de Allende


This time of the year it feels like all roads lead to San Miguel.

All those friends I've been wanting to see are all coming in the next month or two.  They are coming from all directions - Texas, California, Melaque, and more Texans.  I'm thrilled of course.

I've finished the successful garage sale.  I got the new refrigerator.  Both houses are spic and span. The gardens have been fed, pruned and are glorioiusly green.

I'm looking forward to having time to sit on the roof terrace or the chaise outside my bedroom.  I love this view.  It is a jungle out there now.

The first guest arrives tomorrow.  Followed a week later by another and more.  Whoo hoo, it's going to be a hot time in the old town for a couple of months.

It's fun to have new guests who haven't been here.  I love to take them to Atotonilco to see the church that is a UN World Heritage site.  It is referred to as the "Sistine Chapel" of Mexico.  Then on the way back I always want to drive down the dirt road to show them Timmyland.  A surreal site if ever there was one.  Evenyone enjoys this fantasy land.

Other fun things to do are the walking tour in San Miguel which benefits a charity that provides medical and dental care for children.  Then the Toy Museum, which is new.  The Mask Museum which is world class up by me.  Add to that all the magnificent churches, shopping (If that is your bag) and just hanging out.  My favorite thing to do.

Time flies when company is here.  So much to do, so little time!
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11 comments:

Larry J LeMieux said...

ope you have a great time..try not to fall while walking!

Larry J LeMieux said...

ope you have a great time..try not to fall while walking!

Ron Stephens said...

did you photo-shop that pic of your terrace? If you did, for shame!!

DanaJ said...

Get out your literary reference guide.......Steve's coming to town!
(Jealous.)

Benne' Rockett said...

Enjoy your guest! Always fun to have people that haven't visited Mexico before get a taste of the real Mexico. San Miguel Allende is a great first trip! - The Broad @ News From A Broad

Babs said...

LARRY, I'M TRYING TO LEARN TO WALK AT A SNAIL'S PACE.......MUCH SAFER.

Babs said...

Dana, yes I know! He was here in the guest house last year. I hardly saw him though. He has a busy social schedule when here plus the Chamber Music Festival will be starting.....

Babs said...

Yes "The Broad" it is a fun place to visit. Funny though, it took me 30 years to get here after traveling all over almost every other part of Mexico!
I've thought of other places to take the "newbie". The Pyramid opened last year; the indigenous chapels, many in decay but still visible are open; the Tuesday Market which is always an eyeopener; and many many more. A week is not enough.

Shannon said...

We definitely do live in a wonderful place to take a guest sight seeing. I think we take more time to enjoy our surroundings ourselves when we have guests as well. Have fun!

Kay Cox said...

So lovely. I do think of you and San Miguel. Would love to get there in January for the Poetry Festival. Doubt it will happen but I can dream.

Babs said...

Don't come in January - I'm NEVER here....it's too darn cold! Even for poetry.