Waking and walking......
6:30 a.m. 32 plus 1 bells. 6:45 a.m. 33 plus 2 bells. 7 ish 35 and still counting bells plus 3. Googled bell ringing but it appears to be a very complicated subject so am just going to enjoy the reminder that we’re on an adventure. The garbage bell we’ve got.
Off down the hill this a.m., past the burros, to look for a bank and then back to the library to book another tour. The Bibliotheca is the hub of the Anglo community in SM which says a lot about who the visits. Along the way we come across a bakery!! Feeling like kids in a candy store we loaded up on a cinnamon buns (after chasing off the bees), desserts and rolls. Mark the spot and carry on to the library. Errand for the day done and then some, we go in search of Aztec soup and come across a small restaurant left over from the 80’s but with delicious soup and an ample basket of bread and tacos. We’re not quite culturally correct on our meal times. Lunch here is about 2 p.m. and dinner seems to be 7+.
We come out of the restaurant to the sound of firecrackers. Fireworks seems to be at any time of the day or night and meant to scare off evil spirits. We headed off down to an area of town that we hadn’t explored before and wandered through shops that had taken over old buildings. As the photos shows the street fronts are high walls but behind the walls are a maze of rooms and courtyards that can sometimes can be identified as the homes of people who had lived here years ago. In this area we really got a sense of the strong sense of style, design and fashion of SM, our experience in general in Mexico. Considering this is a town of only 140,000 there are a lot of higher end home fashion stores housed in puzzle of the rooms and spaces of yesteryear . Oh…7:21 p.m….fireworks.
Having wandered, pondered, and awed we headed up the hill home to figure out what we had seen.