Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving at St. Mark's Anglican Church

Thanksgiving is not a custom in Mexico, being a holiday in the USA and Canada, but many expatriates here still celebrate. Our gay group sponsored a potluck for Thanksgiving dinner at our church, St. Mark’s Anglican (or Episcopalian) Church. Andrew … Continue reading

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Silver Melting and Refining

One day last week we were shown the melting and refining process of silver. We thought the process began with melting and then the refining process, but it turns out that unless the silver is pure, it has to be … Continue reading

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Aguascalientes, a Short Visit

Monday, we drove home from Zacatecas, taking an alternate route, first over to Aguascalientes, where we briefly visited downtown to see its cathedral, Plaza de Armas, and the Governor’s Palace with some amazingly impressive murals. Then along a combination of … Continue reading

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Zacatecas – A Lazy Sunday

Sunday morning we took a walk through the north side of town, though most everything was closed. It was a very pleasant stroll along back roads and through plazas and parks. We stopped to view historic buildings, churches and museums, … Continue reading

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Zacatecas – El Acueducto and Ex Plaza de Toros San Pedro

From La Bufa, we rode a taxi nearly half an hour down the hill and to the far side of town, to El Acueducto (an ancient aqueduct) and the Ex Plaza de Toros San Pedro (a old bull fighting ring, … Continue reading

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Zacatecas – El Teleferico and Cerro La Bufa

We exited the mine through the second entrance, which took us to the other side of the mountain, to the Teleferico (sky line cable car), which we rode above the city to Cerro de la Bufa (literally translated as “the … Continue reading

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Zacatecas Mina El Eden

Saturday we walked across town to the Eden Silver Mine (Mina El Eden) and took the two hour tour for $140 pesos (about $11.25 US) for the two of us. We rode a train deep into the mountain and then … Continue reading

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Zacatecas, a Weekend Vacation

This past weekend, we drove to Zacatecas, an historic silver mining town north of Guadalajara. It was wonderful. The weather was great, a bit cooler at night than here at home. The town was interesting, that is, after we finally … Continue reading

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A New Favorite Place to Eat

While wandering through a new Plaza (mall), we saw a hamburger joint advertising malts. I love malts, and so we entered to find the cost. Johnny Rockets is a 1950′s USA theme, with old time posters and music. As we … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Guadalajara's Zocalo (Plaza Tapatia)

We very much enjoy downtown, and especially the zocalo (main square), the Plaza Tapatia. We enjoy watching people enjoying the day or evening. People in Guadalajara are remarkably friendly (compared to my experience back in the USA). So, while we … Continue reading

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