Airports, – I love them.
We got to visit a few yesterday. The views from the plane were spectacular as we flew across the country and into Leon, Mexico.
It takes about an hour to get to San Miguel Allende, our driver was waiting for us as we came through customs… I had a few nervous moments as they checked out the case of quilts..
The attendant called her supervisor over… but I said I had just exhibited them and was taking them home, I was able to show him the ribbon. He smiled and said "Congratulation" take them back to the US.
"Of Course", I said. but the heart was fluttering.
As we drove into the outskirts of San Miguel Allende we came upon hundreds of horsemen. Our driver said they were going to ride the 60 miles to Guanajuato to celebrate a famous citizen.
Captain Ignácio Allende, was the son of a wealthy Spanish nobleman. He distinguished himself in the military by his bravura as a daring horseman, and as a determined insurgent.
Every year a horse parade celebrates his birthday.
It was Allende who started the movement for independence.
We arrived at our house. It was hard to take it all in but I can tell you it's mainly orange and green….It's just wonderful and a great change from a hotel room. I'll share vision with you later.
I was excited to show Keith the sites…. so we set off to buy groceries etc. The sun was low and the color of the buildings glowed in the fading light. I can't help but take photos of the door decorations.
I found one of the restaurants I'd dined at before and I had their signature dish… Chili en Nogoda, Roasted poblano chile stuffed with ground meat, nuts and fruit then napped with a creamy walnut sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds. The red, white and green colors are meant to represent the Mexican flag. The restaurant is famous for it's lemon meringue pie too… so we just had to sample that as well. We'd shared a sandwich during the day and the thought of dinner was enticing.
Shadows of the dancers on stage by the Jardin. Music filled the air and you just couldn't help but smile.
I will add more photos of the Quilt show tomorrow.