I know. No post in over a week? How can I call myself a blogger? I can tell you, quite honestly, that I've lost very little sleep over it.
Last Monday (the 15th) I attended my first cooking class, and let me tell you, it was AWESOME. I have the recipes, and as soon as I translate them, I hope to post them here. After meeting at the Plaza de la Paz, we took a 20 minute bus ride to our cooking teachers house just outside the city. She had a gorgeous home and an even more beautiful chocolate lab. He was the sweetest dog, and made me miss buddy (our beagle back home).
The next day after class, my friend Tiereney and I went to the market, where I successfully completed most of my souvenir purchases. We waded through booths and got lost in the maze that each little stand contributes to, until it started to get dark. The only people I have yet to buy for are my grandmother, and Alex. Pretty good, if you ask me.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were quiet, rainy days and I mostly stayed in with the family, watching the storms.
Saturday was busy, Busy, BUSY! We left at 9AM for what we thought was going to be a wine tasting, but what ended up being a visit to the final resting place of some famous Mexican singer. The graveyard was like nothing I'd ever seen. The monuments were colorful, and many of them had religious effigies on them. There were many people all around the cemetery, but they were far from quiet. There was laughing, and kids running and music playing. It was quite a happy place. After that we took a long and curvy drive to Dolores Hidalgo, the home of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest that led the Mexican war for independence. After seeing his house and various other historical sites, it was back into the van and on to San Miguel.
In San Miguel we started exploring the enchanting little city. after seeing the church, the center garden and the local scenery we had a FABULOUS luxurious lunch in this restaurant courtyard complete with fountains. After walking through San Miguel some more, we were taken to the top of the city to get a good view of the entire thing. It was AMAZING. It's no wonder there are so many retired Americans living in San Miguel.
After an eventful trip, I took a quick nap and got ready to head out for a night on the town. Guanajuato has everything. We sang kareoke, we danced at 3 separate clubs, my favorite being "El Bar" the salsa club, and we had a lot of fun.
well, i need to go and study (ew), but i will write soon! lots of love!