On The Road

On The Road
Dutch Star and Subaru ready to go

Saturday, December 21, 2013

We just got back from spending several days in Tonala. For those unfamiliar with the city of Tonala, it sits on the southern end of Guadalajara and is one of the biggest market centers in all of Mexico. For about 10 blocks on the main street and on every side street, vendors set up their booths where you are able to find just about anything you want to buy. They are usually set up on Thursdays and Sundays but during the week before Christmas, the vendors are set up everyday. Besides the booths that are set up in the middle of the street laterals, the permanent stores along both sides of the street are also open for business.
Many individuals who sell items at local town markets (such as La Penita) stock up on what they resell. You can see lots of trucks fully loaded and heading out of Tonala heading back to other towns.

We went to Tonala with our friends, Fred and Sherry and stayed at the same motel we do each time we go. The Arana hotel's rooms are set up around a gated court yard where you can park your car outside your room. Very secure location and only a block from the main street where the market begins.

While we were gone, Hayley and Leo spent a few days at a nice Groomer/Boarder in Lo De Marcos. We've had them stay there before and know that they're in good hands while we're gone.

      Diane at the Arana motel
      A few pictures of the Tonala market