We joined the local people who shop
for pottery,fruits and vegetables in the town's outdoor market. We saw a preschool class holding a Valentines
Day Parade through the streets . There was a band playing . It was very festive and colorful !We ate lunch at
a restaurant that was built on an old silver mine. It was like eating in a cool tunnel. There was a young man weaving pine
needle baskets there. I bought one for our classroom.
After we left the Tlalpujahaua we got back on the bus to go to our hotel
for the night.
We stopped along the way to photograph some of the giant maguey plants and nopal cactus that grew along the side of the road.
We got to taste cactus during our week in Mexico.
It was very good! ( Don't worry, the sharp thorns are removed first!)
Our guide Marcos also showed us how a needle and thread can be made from
the tip of a cactus and the fiber inside. We aslo got see a cowboy at work before we left the field of cactus!We are staying in a beautiful Hacienda and will go to the butterfly colony of Chincua