I arrived back in San Miguel a month ago today, the 10th of March.
It was a nerve wracking time when I did head back as I was still ill, but hoping I could make the drive, which I did.
The weather for the next ten days looked lovely. In the high 70's and 80's. If one has to leave some place as beautiful as the photos below, good weather is imperative. It never got below the low 70's and was in the high 80's a lot of the time while I was at the beach. My idea of perfect weather.
No, I don't mean a dusting, I mean honest to goodness snow that you could make a snowman out of or an angel.
I knew something was radically wrong yesterday when all of a sudden, even before dark, the temperatures dropped at least 30 degrees in a couple of hours. At 6:30PM it was about 35 degrees F. I thought "Uh oh".
It was raining, lightning and thundering. But, truthfully, it never occurred to me that I would awaken to the photos that I saw posted on Facebook this morning of snow in the mountains that surround San Miguel, on cars in parking lots last night and all over this area.
I'm sure if you were to put in your search engine "Snow in Guanajuato, Mineral de Pozos, Leon, Santa Rosa, Mazamitla, Zacatecas, San Miguel de Allende", you will see amazingly beautiful photos. I just could not stop reposting the photos that friends posted so my friends and family in the USA could see what was happening.
one of the most amazing photographers in San Miguel.
The Pichacho mountains surrounding San Miguel!
According to the Atencion, the weekly newspaper who posted some photos, this is the third snow ever in San Miguel. There was snow in 1978, 2009 and 2016. I missed the snow in 2009 as I was at the beach!
Being one who avoids cold weather and a cold house, my "plan of action" was to bring the coffee pot, the DVD's, the Kindle and the phone to the room that became "Command Central". It is the smallest room in the house, but will all the needed amenities. A warming blanket, a heater which keeps the room at about 70, give or take a degree, and the all time tried and true plan of using all the many bed pillows placed up against the bottom of the wall of windows to prevent any drafts since I leave the drapes closed.
It has worked well. I've gotten to read, drink coffee, talk to friends and watch a movie that I have been trying to find time to see since October or November!
It IS a good thing though as I headed back to San Miguel a month ago no one told me we would have snow, I might have turned the car south instead and headed to Calypso and Anita's house on the southern coast of Oaxaca!
Instead, I'm settled in. Everything is finally put away and believe me there are heavy duty winter clothes along with a few gauzy spring things both in the closet to wear. I'm ready, I think, for just about anything!