On The Road

On The Road
Dutch Star and Subaru ready to go

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The weather continues to be rainy and cold. I think we’ve only seen the sun for one day since being here. We’re not the only ones experiencing bad weather however as reports from other parts of Mexico tells the same story.
We did take a little road trip on Sunday to the small town of Cuetzalan. Its only a hundred miles from here but took us four hours to get there as its up in the mountains at about 10,000 ft. The people are mostly Mayan descendents and still wear their traditional clothing.
Sunday was market day but we found it different from other markets we’ve been to in Mexico. I think we were the only “gringos” in town and the vendors at the market were selling items more for the local population rather than for tourists.
One of the main goals of the day was to find a coffee seller which I did and was able to buy our annual supply of coffee for ourselves, friends and relatives.
At noon in the church courtyard a show by the Flying Valadores was put on. As you can see by the pictures, they hang from ropes from the top of a pole about 200 ft high. As they spin around the pole, the rope unwinds until they reach the ground. Very impressive.
The church was also unique in that all the interior statues and carvings are made out of wax. I guess because of the high altitude they don’t have to worry too much about the heat and the was melting.
Our friends Dallas and Sherry arrived at the park on Monday and they feel the same as us about the weather. The general consensus is that we may give up on Mexico this year and head back to Texas on or before the 15th. Having to sit in the RV all day while it rains outside raises the “cabin fever” level.