Road Trip Segundo – The Tortas Arrive Home

9 Feb

We returned to Bacalar and the southern most tip of Mexico from our recent visit to Texas, 4500 miles round trip in a month. Everyone who lives in Mexico travels to the States now and then, some more frequently than others. The drive is an adventure every time. This trip we were not pulling a trailer filled with our worldly possessions. Without the heavy trailer we were more agile and able to make better time. We stopped in San Miguel de Allende to visit friends and came away with a new experience from the nightmare of getting lost there on our first trip. It’s a magical city surrounded by mountains, colonial buildings and art, everything that Bacalar is not. Knowing that we can always return made it easier to say our goodbyes.

Church of Saint Michael

Church of Saint Michael

Tile Floors

Tile Church Floor

Lots of Walking

Lots of Walking


We also made a side trip to the pyramids of Palenque. People from the US are by far the minority of tourists to this site. Many believe the bad press and miss an opportunity to visit some of the most magical places on earth, almost in our back yard.

The Queen's Tomb

The Queen’s Tomb

Warriors With Chiseled Teeth

Warriors With Chiseled Teeth

Tomb Buried Deep

A Royal Tomb Buried Deep

The Queen's Bath

The Queen’s Bath

There will be a few more road trips in our future, but with the sophisticated bus system, visiting the sights of Mexico will be an easier, less tiring experience in the future. For now we are glad to be home and meeting with our builder on Monday. Soon I hope to have construction photos of our new house.

3 Responses to “Road Trip Segundo – The Tortas Arrive Home”

  1. Lorrie Jones February 9, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Happy your trip was easier this time and that you are safely in Bacalar. Pelenque is on my ‘list’ as well as this sweet town that I’ve heard so much about. See you in March:)


  2. Kim Relph February 15, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I am so glad you tortas made it home safely. I enjoyed the photos of the new grandbaby, what a little cutie! I was sad not to be able to see you while you were in Austin, just didn’t work out this time. Sounds like y’all are having a great time exploring. Best of luck on the building of the new home. Can’t wait to see pictures! Love ya, miss ya!


    • afish25 February 15, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      Thanks Kim, missed seeing you too. More pics coming, of the trip AND the grandbaby.


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