Take Me Back to San Miguel

We went to several well attended musical events in the last couple days. One was a blues concert where one of the songs was Take Me Back to San Miguel. As we prepare to leave San Miguel for home, the song reminded me of how much I enjoy being here and how much I want to return. This is true despite the fact that there was not nearly as much to do because of COVID. In the past, we would have to make decisions on most days of what we wanted to do as there were several conflicting things of interest to us. This time we frequently had a day with no group activity. Still we played bridge, attended several lectures, attended four music concerts, and went on an out of town tour. Despite the lack of organized activities, San Miguel is a great town to just explore and we did quite a bit of that. There is an abundance of good, affordable restaurants in town and we visited a lot of them. We were also fortunate to have friends and family visit during our stay. Following are some pictures from our explorations.

Catrina dolls are common around the town. These are at the entrance to a shop.
Many of the shop doors lead to attractive courtyards with several shops.
It is a common practice to save trees by building walls so tree limbs go through them.
Many buildings are covered with flowering vines.
When we started visiting seven years ago, it was very unusual to see police. It is very common now, and they use a wide diversity of vehicles such as trucks, golf carts, and cars. This is the first one we saw on horseback.
This is the second parroquia in town, the Parroquia de San Antonio. A parroquia is the equivalent of a parish church.
This is one of the most photographed streets in town. I was fortunate that a burrow was there to enhance the picture. While burrows are rare, they are occasionally seen around town. They are often in wedding processions.
There is an abundance of interesting buildings. The owner of the green building must love animals. I particularly like the donkey motorcycle.
When I am not out exploring the town, I am usually working hard on the roof. One afternoon I noticed a number of egrets flying over me. I was surprised since we are in the mountains and a good distance from the ocean.
This must be where they were heading. It looks to me like they may be nesting
We attended a performance of the Jazz and Blues Festival in the courtyard of the Bellas Artes building.
Templo de Nuestra Senora de la Salud or Church of Our Lady of Health

Monday we both passed our COVID test. We take a shuttle to Mexico City Tuesday morning and fly home from there. It has been a wonderful month in San Miguel after a wonderful week in Puerto Vallarta. I hope some day soon our travels will Take Me (Us) Back to San Miguel!

8 thoughts on “Take Me Back to San Miguel”

  1. We will be there March 21. Looking forward to it, but so wish we could’ve been there when you were! Maybe next year! Eager to see where you two go next! As always I enjoyed your blog posts from your trip!

  2. We will be there March 21. Looking forward to it, but so wish we could’ve been there when you were! Maybe next year! Eager to see where you two go next! As always I enjoyed your blog posts from your trip!

  3. We will be there March 21. Looking forward to it, but so wish we could’ve been there when you were! Maybe next year! Eager to see where you two go next! As always I enjoyed your blog posts from your trip!

  4. “Keep on Traveling” as Rick Steves says.
    We really do enjoy your posts and it is nice to see both ofyou even if it’s not in person.
    We have a cruise scheduled for September which is still uncertain at this time and we are looking forward toit,since we have been nowhere in two years. If you are ever in Fort Mill let us know.

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