My idea to have a tour to Mexico came from my need for someone else other than me to experience my version of Mexico. Everyone seems to come away with something different but I was overwhelmed with my new Mexican friends, their way of life, their families, the bean farmers, etc. I had too share this with someone!
On the Mexican side, they were also ready to show off their success. So we just did it! We sold out in less than 24 hours and luckily everyone that came was interesting, curious and gracious. I now have 13 new friends and I'm so proud to know them.
I won't give you a blow by blow but I did want to post some images. These are from the first morning. We'd had a nice cocktail party on the roof the night before but it was pretty dark and I was looking forward to seeing actual faces. After breakfast, we took a tour of the hacienda which was meant to impress the guests (and it did) but the Mexicans couldn't get over their interest in the local flora. I always like to say it's fun to break stereotypes on both sides of the border.
(Breakfast started with fruit, juices, pan dulces, and coffee before Gabriel's mother, Chabela's incredible chilaquiles)
(In the church's bell tower)
(Her name is "Saraita" but I suspect it might mean "ham". She just loved to have her picture taken!)
(Everyone seemed to love identifying the flowers and plants on the property.)
To be continued……