Revving up for re-entry

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.

Tables at Buen Pastor

Santa Rosa, Guanajuato

Santa Rosa - cobbles waiting to be made into a road

La Capellina - listening to Michael on cello

Bullfight in León

What did you do last weekend?


  1. blj February 8, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I went on a women’s retreat. Not nearly as exciting, but a lot more relaxing!

    • Chris February 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      Glad you had a relaxing weekend! We had our share of relaxing too, just not the last part of our trip.

  2. bigjim February 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    you are surrounded by interesting people wherever you are! xoj

    • Chris February 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Amen! I am in awe of all of our interesting and talented friends. Including you!

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