July 29

July 29

We all left the house just after 1. Pedro & Andrés were going to a BBQ or party thing, but I opted to go with the rest of his family to Pátzcuaro, a town about an hour west of Morelia. We passed through this town the last time I was here, but only for about an hour. It was in December, and there was a large, life-sized nativity scene, set up in the middle of the town. This time, the Christmas decorations were gone, and there were many more people, and a stage set up.

This weekend, the town was hosting an annual event called “Cantoya Fest”. It is basically a festival where they make Chinese lanterns and send them up in the air. But not just little ones, there were huge ones. We had lunch with some of Andrés’ Dad’s extended family, and then got ice cream. The flavour was called “Pasta”. Not sure why it has that name, it didn’t taste like that at all. It was kind of a caramel taste, and was quite good. The other flavour I tried I believe was called “Mame”.

There was heavy rain for about 15 minutes while we were there, but luckily we arrived at the launch site just after it cleared up. For obvious reasons, they don’t send any balloons up if it’s raining.

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Picked Andrés & Pedro up on our way home, and got home around 8:30. Later on at home, there was thunder, lightning, and heavy hail and rain. The storm lasted about half an hour, and was quite a strong one.

Here’s a funny house I saw today in Morelia

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4 Comments

  1. Phyllis

    That WAS a funny house! But the lanterns! They were gorgeous , more like kites. What material were they made of? So glad you went & thanks for sharing so much with us.

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