I should tell you a little more about this little town.
There are 4,006 inhabitants. That's what the sign says as you enter town, anyhow! But I think it has said that since we started coming here four or five years ago.
Valle de Juarez is located about 400 kms (248 miles) east of Puerto Vallarta.
And about 150 kms (93 miles) south of Guadalajara.
Valle de Juarez is in the mountains of the state of Jalisco. We love the temperature here at this time of year. Mostly clear blue skies and a temperature around 25C (77F). We're at about 6,500 ft altitude though, so it does get a bit chilly at night, sometimes down to 5C (41F) or so, but it warms up nicely before 10:am. And it's the perfect temperature for sleeping in the motorhome.
They have a lot of fiestas and parades at Valle de Juarez. Yesterday was the celebration of spring.
Most of the town must have been there.
Lots of food.
"El Centro" is a beautiful place in Valle de Juarez.
Pirates? What does that have to do with spring?
Lots of people on horses. This is a very rural community.
This little one looks a bit more "spring" like!
Some got out their traditional outfits.
And some of the ladies were all dressed up too.
We had to buy some meat for supper, but the carnecerias (butcher shops) were all closed due to lent. During lent, you're not supposed to eat meat on Fridays. But there were a few stands set up with fish for sale, so we had talapia fillets for dinner.
Back at the campground, the other four couples were all getting ready to head out Saturday morning. They're doing a small caravan up to the border and stopping at Guanajuato for a couple of nights. We didn't have so far to go (just down the road!) so it didn't take us much to get ready. Sherman's engine battery was flat though, so it may be due for replacement. I got enough of a charge in it (I hope) to start the engine Saturday morning, so we'll see if it holds a charge overnight.
We enjoyed one last happy hour with the crew here, and they all headed out of here this morning. We'll check out the new RV Park just down the road a little closer to town, and then on Monday or Tuesday we'll head to Delia's RV Park near Etzatlan.