Thursday, December 3rd from Marjorie in San Miguel, Guanajuato, Mexico: Our time in San Miguel is nearly over - at least for now. We've had a great group of eager students who have shared their stories of living in San Miguel with us. We've learned of the influx of Americans as a result of the GI bill after World War II, the building of a vibrant and diverse art community; the meaning of the chalk "grafitti" on each and every door; of the locations of the art store, post office, and Bellas Artes; of the best places to run; of why to have exact change for the taxi drivers; of how, as in Italy, stores and restaurants are there one day and not the next (actually it's just that they "disappear" behind closed gates and doors!" It's been quite an experience and one that I'm anxious to return to.
Karla and I have discovered some excellent little restaurants - in fact, we like one so much we've been there twice. I'm still trying to locate her favorite coffee spot - that's my challenge after class today.
I guess now we have to start thinking about what to wear on the plane home.
It's 65 degrees here and Denver's 18 degrees isn't sounding so comfortable. I think I could get pretty used to this weather!
(Photos in this entry by Marjorie Leggitt)