It cost 60 pesos ($4.68) each for admission. First, we went into the steam room, and man was it hot! I took one walk around and that was enough for me. The steam was coming from a natural spring in the ground, and the water looked like it was almost boiling. Then, we jumped into one of the two hot pools.
Ulli, Heinz, and Ruth in the hot pool.
This pool was quite nice for a soak, but could have actually been slightly hotter. Not sure what they were doing, but the hose you see in the picture actually had cold water coming out of it so for some reason they were cooling it down. Maybe it had been too hot earlier!
Ruth, Heilz, and Ulli at the main pool.
Then we walked across to the main pool. This is the area that is more for families and they have 3 smaller tubs, the main pool, and a play pool with slides and things for kids. There is also a restaurant, and when we were done with our swim we went to the restaurant for some lunch. We just had appetizers and Heinz said they make great garlic mushrooms, so I ordered a plate of that. They were delicious but there were too many so I took half the plate home and had them with my grilled chicken for supper!
Yummy garlic mushrooms.
We arrived back at Hacienda Contreras around 3:00pm.
Yesterday, reader Judy asked about the corn fields here. After they cut and stack the corn, they let it dry for about a month. Then, they grind it up and put it into bags for animal feed.
Grinding the corn.
We heard back from couchsurfing host Jorge who owns a house on the shore of the lake at Patzcuaro. He says he has room for Sherman to park for a couple of nights, so that's where we will be heading when we leave here on Tuesday. That will allow us only two weeks to do the 760 km (471 mile) route to Acapulco. I know that doesn't sound like much driving, but you know how we like to explore along the way!
Our planned route to Acapulco.
But there is still a lot to do before we leave here! Barb and Sal have mucho activities for us over the next few days...
Today: Invited to a Mexican wedding and reception
Friday: Invited to yet another Mexican wedding and reception!
Saturday: Pot luck dinner and New Years Eve
Sunday: Sal's aunt's house for birria dinner
Monday: Visiting a moonshine mezcal distillery
Gonna need a vacation soon!