The title is a bit misleading because we're actually a few miles southeast of Cuernavaca, and about 80 kms (50 miles) south of the center of Mexico City.
(A) We are here!
When we arrived at the Diamante Campestre Park, we originally wanted to stay for a few days and then leave Sherman here and take the bus in to Mexico City for a few days. But, this park is a bit pricey for us and despite the many vacant spots, they wanted 120 pesos ($9.60) per night to leave Sherman here without us being here. As it is, we're already paying 240 pesos ($19.20) per night for a full hook up site. So, we paid for 3 nights, as we do want to go into Cuernavaca and look around. Now, we think we'll probably pay for one more night, leave here on Monday morning, and go to Valle de Bravo where we don't think we'll be charged anything for leaving Sherman while we go to Mexico City on the bus.
But, this is quite a nice park. Some pretty narrow streets to actually get here, but once you're inside the gate there's lots of room. There are probably 100 sites, but only about 17 of them are taken, all with long term weekenders from Mexico City. This is the first Mexican RV park we have been to that actually has Mexican RV's! I've heard that Mexico City actually has a few RV dealers.
Sherman sure looks happy here!
One of the five streets in the RV park.
Yesterday afternoon, the rains stopped and we were anxious to get out for a walk. I had studied the map and thought that a circular route leading back to the park would do, but I never checked how far it was. Turned out we walked 10.9 kms (6.8 miles) and we were gone two and a half hours. But, it was mostly through an industrial section, and too many trucks going by on some roads. Still, we enjoyed the walk.
This area is full of old hacienda style properties. Large, gated chunks of land with some very large old homes on them. Problem is, you can't get a good look at the houses! But, they sure have some nice gates...
There must be another entrance to this place because I don't think this gate has been open for a while!
Hard to see what's behind the wall!
Some are fancy.
And some are more plain.
Ruth spotted this little one having a drink.
An old church ruins.
Cuernavaca suburbs encroaching on farm land.
A huge cement factory.
The town of Chiconcuac has an old aquaduct.
Ruth at the entrance to the RV park. No signs, no nothing. Good thing we had the GPS co-ordinates. Almost looks like a prison of some kind, until you get inside.
On the way back, we bought 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of fresh strawberries for 20 pesos ($1.60). Delicious!