Out for a hike at Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas.

Where are they going next? Not sure!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

This town doesn't get many tourists!

Great day for a hike.

But, it was a great day for other things as well because some of the group chose to go bike riding, and some took the Cholula trolley tour.

We set off with Bob and Denise at around 9:30am.

The first part of our hike was just flat walking on the city streets. But when we got to the base of the hill, we were pretty much in the countryside.

Scenery along the way.

Odd to have a field of broccoli being grown right in the town.

Loading up the truck.

We found a path to take us up the hill.

Pretty hazy looking back at the city.

A field of prickly pear cactus.


Bob, Denise, and Ruth.

We were just going to walk back taking a different route, but instead we decided to carry on down the other side of the hill and go to the town of San Fransisco Cuapan. Looked like a nice town and we could see the church in the central plaza.

The town of San Francisco Cuapan with an old volcano crater, and the Popocat├ępetl volcano erupting in the background.

Interesting church.

Nice and clean. Looks freshly painted!

This town doesn't get many tourists. Lots of people staring at us! But, everyone is friendly. Spoke to one guy who asked where we were from, and he welcomed us and asked if we were enjoying his country. We get this everywhere we go here in Mexico.

There was a school beside the church, and the older kids were just hanging around. A couple of them ran over and wanted their photo taken with us! Too funny.

We asked the kids if there was somewhere to eat in the town, and they quickly pointed to a doorway that said tortillaria... a place that makes tortillas. So we went over there, and sure enough there was a woman who would make us gorditas or quesadillas, and she was in the process of making hand made blue corn tortillas.

Bob and I ran to a corner store to buy a couple of ice cold beers to go with lunch! Which was delicious. The four of us walked away full for 105 pesos ($7.25 CAD, $5.75 USD) plus the beers. 

Gotta get going... we are headed up into the volcanic mountains between here and Mexico City to do a day hike above the tree line.

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