Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Quinceanera for Christmas

We had the amazing opportunity to go to a real quinceanera over the Christmas week. We had about one week to prepare and a few days to make reservations. I'm a pretty good travel agent and map reader and so had towns picked out and dates decided.

We left home on Christmas Eve and headed down to Mazatlan. Driving into that city on that very afternoon seemed like such a great choice and we were both very excited to have gotten there. Two days later we headed down to Morelia, into new territory for us. The drive was perfectly beautiful, and then the city of Morelia was beyond our dreams. Pulling into the city center felt like being somewhere in Italy.

The quinceanera was near Morelia, in a very small village with hardly a name or a street sign. It did have a lovely church in the center of town. We certainly looked out of place but never felt that way. Some of those pictures from my last post are of us all walking from the church as the Mariachis serenaded the young woman on the way to the party. What a lovely experience.

After 2 days in Morelia we headed up to San Miguel de Allende for an overnight. Another beautiful city which we will try to return to when we aren't in the middle of a whirlwind trip. Then one night outside of Guadalajara where we shopped for talavera and felt spoiled at our Bed and Breakfast.

At last we headed back to Mazatlan for one more overnight before driving on home.


Jewels for sale by the Mazatlan bay.

Fruit for sale by the Mazatlan bay.

Mazatlan before sunset.

Guards in San Miguel de Allende.

Carved door in San Miguel de Allende.

7 comments:

Simon said...

Where did you stay in Mazatlan?

Carolynn said...

More and more I'm dreaming of moving to Mexico. Hmmm....how can I make that happen, I wonder....

Tracey said...

Beautiful, Molly! Sigh...I'll bet its warm there, with no sign of snow or floods...

Vaquerogirl said...

What a beautiful place! I've never been to Mexico, but I'd sure like to go someday!

XoXo Meg! said...

I am so glad to have found your blog again! I used to lurk a while back and my computer crashed and I lost you! Anyway...we have a lot in common...horses and Mexico. I am familiar with Mazatlan, but I love Cabo. I intend on making it my home someday.

Got to go check out your other posts now!

Hugs from Texas!

photogchic said...

You live the life girl! When are you gonna finish that paperwork and just adopt me:-)

mudranch.com said...

Aaaahhh, Mazatlan... It pulls at my heart strings. That's the very city we would travel to during my childhood for our two week vacations once a year. That was way before it was "discovered" and people there were still amazed at my toe-head blonde hair. The waitresses used to pet me and play with my hair while taking our orders... Pretty horrifying the first few times as I was pretty shy. But I got over it! ;) Thanks for sharing, I love Mexico!