MONDAY, June 20 (San Miguel de Allende)
The Los Locos festival ended – we thought – with a fireworks spectacular. We got to see it from our camper as we’re parked just a block away. We thought that the fireworks show would be the end of the party, but the music kept going after we were asleep.
We read a lot of superlatives about SMA’s botanical garden – El Charco de Ingenio – so we taxi’d up the hill this morning. The garden is a bust, unless you like 50 different species of non-flowering nopales – prickly pear cactus. (Our timing was off. The garden is in full flower in April.) But the cañon is a completely different story.
In the photo at the top of the page, you can see a crumbling 16th century aqueduct the spaniards used to bring water from the spring-fed canyon to the city. There is also a dam built in the early days of the twentieth century to feed a water mill. The reservoir behind it is slowly silting up. The ducks don’t seem to care.
For lunch we returned to “Hecho en Mexico” a restaurant that is ironically filled with gringos, ex-pats mostly it seems. The food is scrumptious.
From the looks of the sky, it appears we will miss the full moon summer stolstice – not seen since 1948. As this is a once in a lifetime event…
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