Tuesday, February 5, 2008
San Miguel de Allende
The Ballard Band of Explorers traveled this weekend to the town of San Miguel de Allende; this little town is a popular retirement community for foreigners - particularly Americans. In the town square we heard english being spoken all around us - I spoke to a man wearing a NY Yankees hat and learned that he was from Conneticut. We had a lovely time visiting with them and they suggested an outdoor resturant, "Ten-ten-pie". While we were having a absolutely wonderful lunch at the resturant an entire group of Mexican cowboys passed by us! We had a great lunch and a 'show' as well!
After lunch we toured the main cathedral in the town, La Parroquia (Church of St. Michael, the Archangel). Pictured are the cathedral spires as it towers over the 'Plaza Principal' and also pictured are the main area of the interior of the cathedral - the children have been amazed at the ornate architecture and the decoration inside these churches and they have learned much about other religions.
We had a wonderful time exploring the history and ambience of this lovely city! You are welcome to come and tour it yourselves... you have a room at a little Mexican Villa here!