Saturday, December 11, 2010

Arriving at Destination ~ Ajijic, Mexico

Leaving behind the nightmare of Mazatlan, we were headed a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l the way to our final resting place. You may laugh at my pun "last resting place" but I felt close to that after what we left behind us. Once thru Tepic, we began our climb up the mountains surrounding Guadalajara. This was the most pleased and excited I'd felt about the country side I'd seen since entering Mexico. Lovely rolling hills, multi-colored agriculture fields, flowered meadows, sunlit plateaus and dark, evergreen creeks!! Here's one of those verigated agricultural views.

Then, by the twist of fate, or our mistake, you choose which to call it, we traveled along the 2-lane, winding Highway 15 (rather than the luxury toll Highway 15D) and ended up coming out in the picutresque and grandly tourist ridden town of Tequila! Every turn encountered the image of the blue agave graphic. And the town was charming, with lots of tequila manufacturing factories to tour. You can guess, my favorite part of Tequila was the brilliant blue agave fields sprinkling the hillsides (as you can see here)!

T'was another heartpounding adventure, traveling thru Guadalajara at night. Remember, we have no brake lights and they have us detouring off the main highway right into the bustling streets of Saturday night. Coping with the fact that our driving lights were nearly impossible to see with, we limped into Ajijic and found our night's rest at the lovely and welcome site of the Walmart parking lot.

Next day, we contact the place we have reserved and just after noon, manage to wiggle (and I DO mean wiggle - the story of going around the block to back into our pad was a trip) into our RV nesting spot. We are surrounded on one side by an orange blossoming vine that covers a wall and tall palm trees that offer some privacy, yet shafts of sunlite to stream thru too. Out our dining room window we see the mountains and an amazing garden of the lady next door. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we have finally arrived home!!!

Now, the pleasure of relaxing into the Mexican people, sites, time and attitude may begin!

1 comment:

dave terry said...

Elaine: What skechbook are you using and what tools do you find the best for travel sketching? Thanks.