Patzcuaro

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Patzcuaro. The United Nations named it one of the 100 Historic World Treasure Cities, and if you just got rid of all the cars, you could really feel like you had stepped back in time here.

The town has one of the greatest plazas we’ve seen anywhere. It’s huge, clean, surrounded by towering trees, cobblestone streets, and adobe buildings built who knows how long ago. It’s always full of people, and is where we spend the majority of our time when we’re here.

A couple minutes after this picture we followed that lady up those stairs. She was old and struggling so I asked if I could carry her bags, then I realized that that wouldn’t be enough and she could use a hand. So I walked up the stairs ever so slowly while this sweet lady talked my ear off at a speed and language that I could not decipher a word of. My Spanish isn’t great, but it’s not terrible, and I can usually get by okay. But I didn’t get a word out of her mouth. Meanwhile Ouest walked behind us the whole time listening and grinning. When we got to the top of the hill Ouest asked me, “What was she saying?”

“I have no idea, honey.”

“But you were smiling the whole time.”

“That’s because I didn’t have any idea what she was saying.”

May 31, 1997, Ali and I were married. Twenty years later all she’s got to show for it is an Airstream and these three.

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22 Comments on “Patzcuaro”

  1. As always a great photos but I really love the last photo of the back of a VW Beetle. Congratulations on being married 20 years!! Thats amazing.

    1. Thanks. I like that one, too. It was in a covered parking space and the top half was getting a shadow that made it look like there was a sombrero just floating inside there.

  2. May 31, 1997, Ali and I were married. Twenty years later all she’s got to show for it is an Airstream and these three.
    I laughed out loud. Love it! Keep it up guys. You rock!

  3. “Twenty years later all she’s got to show for it is an Airstream and these three.”

    What about the surviving hermit crab? πŸ˜‰ Congratulations!

  4. “Twenty years later all she’s got to show for it is an Airstream and these three.” I suspect she’s quite happy with her lot in life.

  5. We’ve been to Patzcuaro twice and it is one of our favorite Mexican towns. Love both of the plazas. Interesting but long drive around the lake. Do they still have the butterfly net fishermen on the lake?

    1. We drove the lake full circle this visit w/stops along the way. It’s a neat area. Next post for the fisherman on the lake.

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