Days 14 and 15 in Costa Rica: Friday 3/24- Saturday 3/25 The day I always semi-dread throughout my entire vacation had arrived: the last day. I was up nice and early- before 6, I think. I spent a good 45 minutes packing up my backpack, re-rolling my clothes in the packing cubes, and attempting to… Continue reading Friday 3/24- Saturday 3/25: Last morning at the beach, El Avión and travel home!
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Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!
Friday, 3/17: Day 7 in Costa Rica Friday morning I was excited to get up and actually see what our place looked like. It was pretty dark by the time we got there the night before. I again woke up early, before the rest of my family. It was nice at this place to have… Continue reading Friday 3/17: Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde Brewery and a Night Tour!
Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico
We're home!! Start to finish we were gone two weeks to the day. It felt both like a long time, and a short time, all at once. I'm currently in the "drowning but trying to catch up on life" phase right now (as I so nicely put it to someone yesterday who was asking me… Continue reading Wrap up: Friday- Tuesday! Home from Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Day 1
Wednesday, August 17 On Wednesday we had plans to drive to Valle de Bravo, another small town about an hour and half west this time of Toluca. I was not initially super thrilled about this, not because I didn’t want to go- I did, very much- but our original plan was to go later in… Continue reading Valle de Bravo, Day 1
Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life
Sunday, August 14 Sunday was our last day in Tepotzlán- a partial day, really. We didn’t have to check out until 2 pm at least. We had no big plans- as I said, it’s a small town and there isn’t really that much to “do”, exactly. Everyone just took it slow and hung around a… Continue reading Back from Tepotzlán and the laziest day of my life
Family day in Tepoz
Nobody moved too fast Saturday morning, since we were all up very late Friday. After showers, etc. some of us slowly made our way upstairs to the terrace, where it was truly a beautiful morning. The pattern seemed to be gorgeous mornings, rainy nights. This was our second morning in Tepoztlán, but for everyone else… Continue reading Family day in Tepoz
The rain finally got us… a stormy night in Tepoztlán
Continuing on… (I hope this isn’t too choppy for anyone to follow. I left off Friday afternoon, sitting on the terrace, writing a blog post and enjoying the views.) Just writing as I have time. 🙂 We had three groups of people joining us- #1) Ivan’s cousin, husband and their two little boys (ages 4… Continue reading The rain finally got us… a stormy night in Tepoztlán
Hike to Tepozteco pyramid in Tepoztlán
Friday morning we knew we had until maybe 4 pm to ourselves until other family would start arriving. The plan was to hike up the mountain to the Tepozteco pyramid, which is the main attraction in Tepoztlán. Quick history lesson: The pyramid of Tepozteco was built by the Aztecs between 1200 and 1300 AD to… Continue reading Hike to Tepozteco pyramid in Tepoztlán
1st night in Tepoztlán, Mexico
Backing up to Thursday afternoon… So, we made our drive from Mexico City and arrived to Tepoztlán. First impression was: cute, quaint, cobble stone roads, steep hills! For some hill perspective We checked into our hotel and immediately went up to see the rooftop terrace that was advertised in the listing. Lovely!! Weather report- warm,… Continue reading 1st night in Tepoztlán, Mexico
Mexico City tianguis and travel to Tepoztlan
Yesterday (Thursday August 11) we left around 10 am to drive to Mexico City. The plan was to stop to see Ivan’s grandma (the boys’ only remaining great-grandma) and have lunch at the big weekly tianguis/market. Iván’s dad had to work, so just his mom came along with us. Drive to Mexico City was about… Continue reading Mexico City tianguis and travel to Tepoztlan