For over a year, there has been a "creature" looming over the horizon of San Miguel.
About eight months ago I discovered that a friend of mine is responsible for the existence of the "Goose of San Miguel". He is the visionary who created the environment.
When I found that out I emailed him and sent him a photo of a goose in New York state with a request to come visit his goose.
I finally got there today with my friends from Houston.
Other then the goose leading the way, one would NEVER know what is behind the gates of Plaza San Arvino.
I was absolutely astonished once inside to see the size of the property. Along with that are many warehouse spaces and individual loft spaces that reminded me of artist lofts in Manhattan.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself. The Goose was all encompassing.
Inside a huge space that will soon be a party venue location, it is possible to look up and see the underside of the goose. It is also possible to see the structure that not only keeps him (or her) up there, but also allows for the wings to flap mechanically.
Oh wonder of wonders. Soooooooooo cool.
It took many layers of materials to create the goose. It will be around for a long time.
The vision of Arvino is staggering. For once I was speechless.
The size of the property. The amount of work that has been done to not only build all the buildings but just the paving alone is humongous.
Off to one side is an outdoor amphitheater. My mind was reeling with all the possibilities of this property. The other positive aspect is the close proximity to the libramento (the highway around town). Easy access and egress for large groups.
Tucked in the corner, near the goose, is a four room hotel. No, I didn't see the rooms.
Although I did see the big rooms that could be used for a myriad of activities.
One just NEVER knows what is behind the gates in Mexico!