Just a short blog today - lots to do!
After my morning writing I went walking in the area I mentioned I my last blog - the Washer Woman Plaza, which lies roughly in the area of the Juárez Parque, just a little further north east.
You can see the row of washing basins along the back walls of the plaza. The water runs in a channel behind the basins. While no one was using them while I was there, I was told they are still used by some of the local families to wash their clothes in the fresh spring water.
Next, I walked up the long winding path to the El Chorro and the Casa de Cultura. This was a building which housed the city's water works, located at the site of a natural spring. Now it is a place that offers classes in Mexican dancing, painting and music.
The view from the patio, high on the hill, was pretty impressive.
I walked along the top of the hill and then made my way down one of the pretty streets.
At the Plaza Civica, I came upon a long line of men on horseback, making their way through the centre of town. Not sure what all that was about.
I ended up at Starbucks, where I chatted with someone from Victoria BC and spent some time writing in their lovely patio.
I met Susan at the Parque Prinicipa at 5 and we went to the "Women's Club" meeting. It isn't really a club. They have a table booked at a hotel bar and it functions as a meeting place where women who want to meet other women can meet over a drink and chat.
It is a small world for sure. I met a lady at the session who I had walked with on the Camino in Spain in 2012. She lives in Stratford and now is wintering in SMA. We shared a bit of time reminiscing about out time together on the Camino.
It was an early night for sure, but I am quite comfy in my Casita and ready to spend some down time for the evening.
Now, I must get on to my writing projects. Hasta mañana!