Archive for October, 2009

La Gruta. a balnearios, with Camie!

Posted in living to the hilt with tags on October 31, 2009 by drycreekherbs

My wonderful friend-adopted sister, Camie, came for us at 3 Callejón del C

ardo and whisked us off to La Gruta. This is such a fun place. It is a hot spring bathing spot on the highway to Delores Hidalgo. It has a series of pools in a very lush

DSC04343setting but what I love the most is a fabulous dark, steamy cave. To get into the cave you go through a narrow tunnel…very Zen and sensual. After our swim and an attempt at water ballet,  and exceptional conversation, we had a lovely breakfast on the lawn. Camie dropped us off down town so we could walk through the Jardin.

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San Miguel Day of the Dead Trip with Babs and Jackie

Posted in living to the hilt with tags on October 30, 2009 by drycreekherbs

ParochiaBarbara Adams, Jackie Hoover, and I left at dawn this morning for San Miguel de Allende…my fifth trip. This time we did not got with St. Paul’s Anglican Church, but rather rented a very cool house using the Internet. Thank you Camie and Larry for the very good tip to use Casa Elegantes for the rental. Our house is very well situated…we are right across the street from Foy, 2 short blocks from St. Paul’s, and 5 blocks from the Jardin. Wow, what a cool house this is…sort of Mexican-Asian-Modern-New York! We are all pretty well settled in. Jackie and Babs generously let me have the super-suite as they think I made most of the arrangements…but it was nothing difficult…but I do love the suite! My room has a fireplace, a divine king-sized bed that is incredibly comfortable, and a vast Roman style shower….on and on.

We grabbed a snack then off to buy groceries at a mega store–called appropriately, Mega. It is much like a Super Target. We bought bottles and bottles of wine because we want to have a cocktail party. Barbara is cheerfully willing to cook breakfast for us so we filled the larder with breakfast food too.

Going to bed now!