The thermal volcanic waters at Los Azufres are used to produce electrical power. There are several different power plants on the hill.
The road was pretty steep and Sherman did the whole thing in first gear so that I hardly had to touch the brakes.
Lots of curves heading down from the mountain.
Only 44 kms (27 miles) took just over an hour!
You'll notice from the map that we're not very far from the city of Morelia. We bypassed Morelia last time we were in the area, and we've decided not to visit the city this time either. But it is a place we want to visit one day, so it can wait until next time.
The road was in good shape.
Coming down into the valley where Zinapecuaro is.
Arrived at Atzimba Water Park around 11:40am. The entrance to the campground was closed so I had to go to the office to get someone to open it. Cost was 150 pesos ($12.80) for the night, and we're only staying one night. We're not going to use the water park, just wanted to visit the small city of Zinapecuaro. Nobody else around, so we're the only ones here...for the time being. We're only about 1.5 kms from the center of town, so we went for a walk.
The church is nice and actually has some interesting stonework that's not visible in the picture. Worth a visit.
Looking down on the town from the gates to the church property.
Walking back through town, Ruth decided she needed a trim, so we stopped in at the hairstylist. Cut, blowdry, straighten, and style...for 50 pesos ($4.00), tip included!
Work in process.
Then we walked back through town, stopping at a fruit and vegetable stand in the market. I know you get tired of hearing about the prices here in Mexico, but I never get tired of it! We bought a cantaloupe, a cucumber, a head of lettuce, a bag of tomatoes, a bag of carrots, a bag of potatoes, and a broccoli. Total cost 38 pesos ($3.00)!
All this for only 38 pesos ($3.00)!
When we arrived back at the campground, we saw a bus parked near Sherman. Getting closer, we found out it was a school group with a whole bunch of kids around 6-7 years old. And we thought we were going to have the place to ourselves! Oh well...they were having fun and the noise stopped around 10:30 last night so it was no problem.
Sherman, parked up at Atzimba Water Park. Looks pretty peaceful right?
Except for the school kids right across from us. But they were pretty good.
We think we're going to do the 288 km (179 mile) drive back to Hacienda Contreras all in one day. Quite a bit of it is on toll road so it shouldn't take much more than five hours or so! Hopefully see you this afternoon, Barb and Sal!