Today we are going to Muse about being in Mexico. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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We are here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico staying in a wonderful house of a friend. We are near Juarez Park our favorite part of the city.
Let me show you the house. Here is the main entrance hall.
The door ahead leads out to a covered loggia, side yards and a party room.
From the street you would have no idea this was here. The two storey house is flush to the street. All the outside sees is the door.
So the two of us are rambling around here. There are three bedrooms, each with a bath, upstairs, an office with a bath downstairs and in the back above the party room there is a studio complete with bed, kitchen and bath. The roof of the loggia is a walkway connecting the studio to the main house. Here you see the main house from the door of the studio.
In the evening it is great to have some coffee or a glass of wine at that little table and enjoy the breeze. The bells of the nearby churches add a touch of music as does the school marching band that practices two or three times a week right at 5 o’clock.
We invited many friends down but all except one had a reason this wouldn’t be possible. Next time or some other time they said. Ahh! Too bad. They would have had a good time.
Or Maybe Not
The third night here I slipped on a mat and fell backwards into the pointed corner of a mantle. I have either a cracked or broken rib. No fun! This is exactly what happened last year to David when we travelled together. Thanks a lot David. It is getting better but it has definitely slowed me down.
So my plans for today when I finish here are to make some roasted Tomatillo-Chipotle Salsa. At home I see with increased frequency tomatillos (those vegetables which look like little green tomatoes wrapped in paper) and chiles of all types: Jalapeno, Chipotle, Ancho, Habanero, Pasilla, Guajillo and more. I have no idea what the differences are or how to use them. I’m going to do some exploring.
Actually, Jeanette and I have signed up for a cooking class. I’ll let you know how it went.
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