Wednesday, May 10, 2017


By the fourth day of our San Miguel adventure, it was time to split up and do our own thing. I could walk all day, and often do. What I don't like is climbing. My short legs just aren't built for it. So when three of the gals decided to go off on a pyramid climbing adventure, I opted to go explore the outer regions of San Miguel on my own -- areas I never made it to the last time.  Of course, now that I think about it, of the three adventurers who did go to the pyramids, one has legs even shorter than mine, one was already scheduled for a consult with a knee-replacement specialist even before this trip, and the third still wears an ankle brace from a horrific tennis injury years ago. So I guess I have no real excuse. I just hate climbing.

If you are ever in San Miguel de Allende, and want to do some pyramid climbing yourself, the group to go with is Albert Coffee Tours, and be sure to include the optional lunch afterwards. Apparently Coffee, a university professor who actually worked on the excavation, really knows his stuff.

I think our gals enjoyed the lunch afterwards -- all local and traditional and served in a cafe owned by Rossana Quiroz Ennis -- even more than the climb. Especially those custom-printed tortillas! Rossana has a PhD in Cultural Astronomy, and was able to tell them all about the sun, moon and stars, as seen and understood by the pyramid builders themselves.

When we all met up at our courtyard table back at the hotel, the adventure gals passed out tiny twigs for us to chew on, which they were given at the end of their meal as a breath refresher and digestive. It was kind of like chewing both grass and pop rocks at the same time. All I have to say is...

it must be an acquired taste.

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