Road Trip Segundo – Continued

16 Feb

Our friends Nancy and Judy actually live outside of San Miguel in a tiny pueblito named Atotonilco. The church there is considered the “Sistine Chapel” of Mexico. We walked down the street from their house to an experience we could never have had on our own.

Judas' kiss with the devil on his shoulder.

Judas’ kiss with the devil on his shoulder.

Native American cousins to the north.

Native American cousins to the north.

The alters painted in gold leaf were spectacular.

The alters painted in gold leaf were spectacular.

Glittering in the light.

Glittering in the light.

Chapel Atontonilco4

This chapel is a jewel that I am so glad I got a chance to see. Outside of the ruins of Palenque we stumbled upon an equally spectacular (but in a different way) site. When I visited Palenque in 1974, I went to a waterfalls. Not knowing the name or location, we went off on a drive of a lifetime and instead found Aqua Azul.

The water color was unbelievable.

The water color was unbelievable.


Mini-Niagra Falls

Mini-Niagra Falls

We climbed and climbed.

We climbed and climbed.

Water was chilly. Still wish I had time for a swim.

Water was chilly. Still wish I had time for a swim.

What a spectacular trip we had. Each adventure leads to another. This week the Tortas will be moving into our last stop before our new home. It will be good to be settled at least for awhile. Until next week….

Thought for the day.

Thought for the day.

5 Responses to “Road Trip Segundo – Continued”

  1. Nancy Sclight February 16, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Great photos! Keep us posted on your house progress. N

    Sent from my iPad



    • afish25 February 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      Thanks Nancy. Had a blast at your house. Alice says hi!


  2. Lisa Thompson February 16, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Palenque was amazing. But what surprised me most was Aqua Azul. I am not a writing, so I am not able to do it justice. But from me to you, THIS IS A MUST SEE! Amazing is the only word I can use to describe it.


  3. Edna Zaccaro February 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Hi Alex, Lisa and Alice,

    I want to thank you, first of all, for your continued posts and pictures! It is exciting to hear of your adventures and see the very beautiful pictures! I have been to Telum, Coba as well as the two pyramids over by Merida – Uxmal and Chitsaniza (? on the spelling) and loved them all. What a great civilization! I envy you all to be able to enjoy all this wonderful history and the people.

    Take care and I look forward to your next adventure! Edna—————————————-


    • afish25 February 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      We are having a blast! Esp Alice. Glad you enjoy the blog. Always more to come.


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