Our last week
As if trying to prepare us for re-entry into the US, our last week in Mexico is always more harried than the preceding weeks. There were many people to have one last visit with, and, all the activities that we had intended to get to that were also shoved into the final days. It was absolutely magical, and I only regret that I don’t have pictures of all of it to share with you. A selection of activities from our last four days:
- Built tables and storage for the art classroom at the girls home, Buen Pastor, with our friend and amazing art educator, Katie Clancy.
- Took a field trip to the small town of Santa Rosa with Julie Foley, where we had a fabulous walk along the rough cobblestones, ate amazing tacos, and bought cactus marmalade from a women’s collective.
- Ate a beautifully elegant Italian dinner at La Capellina with a large table of friends as we listened to Michael Severens play Bach sonatas on the cello.
- Attended a fabulous dinner party thrown by Allen and Cheri Cetto, our Guanajuato family.
- Enjoyed the enchanting duets of Kyle and Michael on pedal steel guitar and cello. My new favorite combination of instruments for sure!
- Laughed through a breakfast outside in our favorite plaza with our new friend Sam Wyngaard. Sam and her husband Mike are our new heroes, as they have figured out a way to live and work in GTO full time and are building an amazing house in the center of the city. (We can’t wait to see the progress when we return!)
- Went on an adventure (that I am still processing and a bit ashamed of) to the state fair in León to watch a bullfight. I am glad I went to experience the whole event – the enthusiasm, the tradition, the beautiful costumes, but I certainly never need to see one again.
What did you do last weekend?