February 13, 2011

 

Almost Two Months in San Miguel de Allende

This year we decided to take some time to enjoy San Miguel. We spent the entire time in the San Miguel RV Park, a very convenient and comfortable place. Our days passed quickly as we enjoyed the special ambiance of the city, not to mention the classes in Spanish and jewelry-makiing and the great restaurants and activities.

Here are some highlights:

 

Some San Miguel Photos

Eary Morning San Miguel Street Scene

Early Morning Street Scene

 

Walking The Dog in San Miguel

Some Early Risers Walking Their Dog Behind the Parroquia

 

San Miguel Restaurant

Open Air Restaurant in San Miguel

 

Candeleria in San Miguel

Dia de la Candelaria in San Miguel

(Feb 2 - Also Groundhog Day)

 

Terri's Jewelry Class

This year Terri took a three-week jewelry making class in San Miguel. It's just one of many art classes available in the city.

The Jewelry Guru

Bärbel, The Jewelry Guru

 

Getting Started

First Steps

(Photo Courtesy Sara Day)

 

Ready to Burn

Ready to Burn

(Photo Courtesy Sara Day)

 

Terri's Jewelry

The Bling

 

 

Cabelgata de Christo Rey

On January 6, Three King's Day, thousands of horsemen ride to Cerro del Cubilete to be blessed. It's quite a gathering!

 

Lined up for Blessing

Lined Up For The Blessing

 

The View from Above

A Bird's Eye View

 

Cabelgata Rider

One of the Riders

 

Christo Rey Statue

Christo Rey Statue on the Top of Cerro del Cubilete

More about Cerro del Cubilete

 

Walking With the Peregrinos

On January 24 one of the processions of pilgrims bound for San Juan de los Lagos comes through San Miguel. They meet in the central Jardin at dawn, and then walk on toward San Juan de los Lagos, about 125 miles away.

 

Peregrinos Marching

Walking at Dawn

 

Marching

Peregrinos (Pilgrims)

 

Crossing The River

Crossing The River on a Temporary Bridge

 

More about San Juan de los Lagos

 

Day Trip to Bernal

The town of Bernal is one of Mexico's Magic Pueblos. It's 70 miles from San Miguel and makes a great day trip.

Peña de Bernal

Peña de Bernal from the Central Square

 

Ready to Climb Peña de Bernal

Ready to Climb the Peña

(that's Les, our guide, on the ground)

 

View from Peña de Bernal

The View From High on the Mountain

(Photo by Les)

Shopping in Bernal

After the Climb - Shopping!

More about Bernal

 

Chile and Charros

A highlight of the San Miguel social season is the Annual San Miguel Chile Cookoff. The chile-cooking competition is brutal, and most of the town seems to come to help decide the winner. There's also a great Charro exhibition. This year the event was held on January 29.

 

San Migule Chile Cookoff Entrance

Anxious to Start Tasting

 

Chile-cookoff Booth

Lining Up for Samples

 

Terri's Favorite

Terri's Favorite

 

Charro

Charros

 

Rope Tricks

Rope Tricks

 

More Rope Tricks

More Rope Tricks

 

No Free Hands

No Free Hands - A Real Problem

 

 


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