Guanajuato

I finally whittled my thousand photos taken in Guanajuato down to 135. Both my grand nephew Ryan and I had a fabulous time.  We really didn’t know each other as he was born when I was 49, and by that time, I’d been married for 10 years and had inherited 8 stepchildren.  We were doing arts and crafts shows which kept us on the road 278 days of the year one year, before we found our niche and settled down into it. In our 13th year of doing shows, we were doing 4 to 7 shows a year and doing better than that year when we were almost constantly on the road.  I’ve strayed away from the point, that being that Ryan was in Iowa, we were in California, so when we did see his folks, the visit was fleeting and he was a little boy playing with his brother in the basement.  Then later, when I went to visit my sister (his grandmother) he was in college or away doing apprenticeships.  So, when he graduated from college, I gave him this trip to Mexico as a present.  It was really a present for myself as he turned out to be a charming, enthusiastic, smart young man with a penchant for travel.  This was his first trip out of the States and he was thrilled with everything. The fact that he is vegan turned out, in his words, to be less of a problem than in the states. More about that later.  Here are the photos of our 4 days in Guanajuato. We were on a fabulous tour with nine others and luckily Ryan found a couple of “playmates” in the group…one the 28-year-old son of the tour director and the other a seventy-something trickster named John. You’ll see him in a hard hat next to Ryan. You can click on the first photo to enlarge all photos and see them as a slide series.  Click on the arrow to go on to the next photo.  Some will have captions. Go get a coffee or a martini, settle down, and share our trip:

Please note you have to click on the first photo and then the arrows to see captions: (If your wifi speed is slow as mine is, give them a few minutes to download and then all the images will be clear.  I didn’t and had to wait for individual photos to clear up as they appeared fuzzy at first. I’ll be interested in hearing if any of you had this problem. I published them at a high resolution so they could be increased in size but made for a big file, I’m sure.)

Click on the first photo to enlarge and see all of the captions.

 

22 thoughts on “Guanajuato

  1. slmret

    What a lot to see in one small village! I’ll have to mark this one to come back and write several comments, I think! How fun that Ryan seemed to enjoy many of the same things you did!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks Mihran. If you ever come to Mexico I think it’s the most exciting place to visit that I’ve been to. Love where I am to live, but I’d go back to Guanajuato for a visit at the drop of a hat!

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Oh please don’t start blushing; you know very well how fabulous your photos are! Miss Manners said we had to learn to accept compliments graciously (one of the skills I’ve never mastered!).

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  2. Tatiana

    What an interesting touching story! My husband and I visited Guanajuato last year and stayed there and in Santa Teresa (a small village nearby) for about 3 months – he’s a vegan too 🙂
    … and of course I have many, many photos from there too – some wot the same places as yours 🙂 I still have to make a post on this subject…

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