Saturday morning, we had a great breakfast at Java Time, the coffee shop attached to Hotel Casablanca in Queretaro. I don’t know if any of you have traveled with Carol Cullar but it is always a fascinating adventure. Coincidences and chance meetings are a regular occurrence. We were joined by the owner of the coffee shop who just happened to have attended junior high school at a school in Mexico when Carol was an art teacher there. We had a wonderful discussion about our trip and places to see before setting off for San Miguel de Allende.
Carol Cullar and Jeff Lewis
We arrived at Hotel Posada de , a place Carol remembered fondly from her graduate school days in San Miguel in mid afternoon. It is a remarkable place with parking in a courtyard behind big wooden doors off of a narrow, busy street just below the central square of the town. How incredibly nice. Nice rooms cloistered away from the road with ancient charm and with roof top sitting areas within easy walking distance of an all weekend celebration of the Day of the Dead—November 1st and 2nd in the town square.
Canal Street San Miguel Allende
Bill and Susie with a student who spoke great English in front of the altar he and fellow students created.
Sunday morning Carol and I went on an explore to track down some reported monarch clusters in a little village on the east side of (lake)Presa Ignacio Allende-east of San Miguel. We found no clusters but were assured by the local folks that we had missed them by only a few days.