Wednesday, July 9, 2008


We pulled into this little town (San Gabriel Chilac) because we were in need of a bathroom. We didn't find anything very promising, the streets were narrow, the houses very gray and close together. We finally made it to the plaza in front of this church. It was beautiful. School had just ended for the year and apparently each class brings flowers to the church. There were flowers everywhere, huge arrangements.

Pulling into and out of town was memorable though because the overpass that we went on (both ways) was obviously intended for one car. We couldn't see any way to signal that there was a car on it and you could not see the whole thing from one side. We didn't realize it on the way there, on the way back we just drove slowly and hoped for the best. And we did find a bathroom, quite a nice one actually.

N loved his Oaxacan black mole.

Monte Alban

Overlooking the botanical garden from the Oaxaca Regional Museum.

I love this picture of us. The slightly artistic nature was unintentional, the cute little woman that Phil asked to take the picture just didn't know how to hold the camera.


Hammy said...

It looks beautiful. (Did you think, "Where is un bano? Donde esta? I really do need one I told mi mama?")

That is an awesome, and artistic, family photo. Maybe she really did know what she was doing.

Basic Black with Pearls said...

Oh, I just love Mexico. It's been a long time since I visited the DF. Enjoy every second. What a great opportunity for you all. Can't wait to hear that S is speaking the lingo. Keep on blogging! BB

Jenn S. said...

Hooray for a blog!

I love that last picture too - a good candidate for the Christmas card, no?

Viva la Mexico!

Brenny said...

What the?!! You're in Mexico? With more adventures this fall? You guys really are expats :) and my heros. I think it is very cool and I'm really excited to see and hear about all of your adventures. I suspected something when I read about your recent reads...

The church looks beautiful, as do the other places you visited. The family photo is wonderful -- definitely a keeper. You all look good! Especially you Miss K...