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Apr 11, 2013

Cañada de la Virgen – A Super Day Trip

This is me at 5:30 a.m. today!  I was so eager to get this blog up so I could share the experiences we had yesterday with you all!  So this is what an early morning blogger might just look like.  (smile)

Doing my blog

Yesterday we took a trip to a Pyramid.  I have always wanted to see a Pyramid up close.  Yes, this is a small one, but after climbing it up AND down, I’m so deeply grateful that it is small.  And yet, at 9000 or more feet in elevation, that’s not really anything to bicker about!  ha ha ha

We left in the morning with Joe and Mary, our next door neighbors.  We all decided that we would like to see it so we went together.  They had been before, but Joe had never been to the top.  This is best described as a photo and spiritual trip for Kris and me.  I was sort of in a state of “stun” because this is something I have always wanted to do — visit a Pyramid.  I’ve never been able to go to Egypt, and the trips to the more southern parts of Mexico to the larger Pyramids, were not going to happen this trip.

What we found so fun was that the guide only spoke Spanish.  But several of the people on the trip did not.  So even with the little Spanish we have learned since beginning our studies, we could understand enough to translate what Alexandra was saying.  I guess our little isn’t so little after all.  I did a little translating while Kris took photos, but she did most of it as she is better at switching back and forth than I am — and I think she understands it even better than I do too – what fun it was.

There is no way to put into words all we took in – both from walking around the grounds and from climbing to the top.  So we did it in photos.  There are about 40 photos in the slide presentation, so you’ll need some time to see them.  When you look at the map, I want you to know that we walked all the way around the entire complex first, then went up the outer stairs, then down the inner stairs to the large Ceremonial Grounds, then up the stairs to the very top of the Pyramid.

After our trip to the Pyramid, the four of us went to a very great hamburger place that Mary and Joe like…..Mexican style.  Kris had one of the best veggie burgers ever, made on a wood fired grill.  It was made with a huge Portabello mushroom, and lots of real veggies piled on top of a grill-toasted, sesame-seed bun.

Mary and Joe and I had 1/4 pounder incredible beef burgers with all the wonderful trimmings, and the best French fries I’ve had in a very long time.  Of course I don’t normally have either of those things, but we were absolutely ravenous by the time we sat down to lunch.  Our delicious lunch slid down nicely with some Mexican Corona.  We were too full for desert.

And — when we got home to our respective places, all four of us had to lie down for a bit of a siesta!  What a delightful and fun day trip.  We highly recommend it.  Now – – – enjoy the photos HERE.

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