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Sunday, November 29, 2015

In the Cuernavaca Mission Complex7

Friday, November 27, 2015

In the Cuernavaca Mission Complex6

Sunday, November 8, 2015

In the Cuernavaca Mission Complex3

A nice place to spend the day although it was rainy and cold that morning.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

In the Cuernavaca Mission Complex

A nice place to rest while visiting the various buildings in the mission complex. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gran Hotel Ciudad De Mexico City7

A bird cage with real birds that were chirping in the lobby.  Nice touch!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Church Near the Zocalo

I wish I could find out the name of this church.  I discovered it on a random walk through the neighborhood surrounding my hotel.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Zocalo-Metropolitan Cathedral2

I loved the weather down there, occasional rain and cooler temperatures that compared favorably to San Antonio.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

More From the Zocalo Area . . .

. . . in downtown Mexico City.  My hotel was adjacent to this building.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Zocalo--Metropolitan Cathedral

This was a beautiful sight on a chilly and rainy day.  I enjoyed looking at this Cathedral from my hotel room all week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chapultepec Castle2

Approaching the gate to the castle and location of the concert.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Chapultepec Castle

One of the first activities I participated in after arrival in Mexico City was to attend a concert at Chapultepec Castle.  The concert was performed by university students and was quite professional for that level.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take any pictures of the performers due to it being a distraction for them.

FYI, this castle is most famous for being the home of Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota.  I took this exterior shot as I was walking up the hill to the castle.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Mexico City

Finally, I got to visit Mexico City!  It's a shame I've lived so close for so many years and never made it there (although I've traveled almost everywhere else).  A few minutes after I arrived at my hotel, the staff brought this plate of treats to my room.  I appreciated the personal touch of adding my name in chocolate.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mexico City!!!

I will be visiting in about three more weeks!  I hope to have a lot of time to post pictures and note my experiences from my first ever trip to Mexico.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Lost Treasure Found

What a great thing to happen to me on Independence Day!  I was going through some boxes of old items that my mother made me bring to Texas a few years ago.  This was stuff that had accumulated over the years in my mother's house but ostensibly belonged to me.  Anyway, as I was going through one of the boxes, lo and behold, I found this knife.  I had not seen it in over thirty years but remember it belonging to my grandfather who passed away in 1988.  Somehow, it had ended up in one of the boxes and found its way to me.  My grandfather was an avid knife collector in those days and bought this in 1976.  The brand of the knife is "German Boker" and is a limited edition bicentennial model.  Quite appropriate for this day.

The amazing thing is the knife was in great condition and still had grease on the blades from the last time my grandfather oiled it.  If you look closely, you can even see the American flag embossed on the blade.  I don't know how much this is worth but it is priceless to me!

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Little Fawn

This fawn was resting on my mother's stoop long enough to take pictures of it.  It eventually ran back to its own mother.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day!

We're getting clobbered with rain down here in Texas but I hope everyone else is enjoying the day off.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

St. Francis Chapel

This chapel is near Medina Lake and still seems to be in use.  I wonder how many people attend services as it is in quite an isolated location.