Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thinking of Truco7

Meeting up with fellow Angelino, Jonathan, while in Guanajuato (he's studying at the University of Guanajuato), was really unexpected. We bumped in to him on several occasions along the way, in the halls of the Hotel Posada Santa Fe, at an outdoor cafe at one of the many plazas of the city, and repeatedly at Truco7.
He pointed us to Truco7 early on for their Turkish Coffee, and the bohemian-y spot, with moody beatnik jazz from back in the day playing in the background, instantly became our first and favorite stop of the day for breakfast and coffee. One day Will tried the Vietnamese coffee, which was a small tin of espresso dripping into a glass of ice and condensed milk, making the yummiest iced coffee ever. Somehow I'll have to find a way to recreate that here at home. It would be really good on a warm summer morning like today. I'm sure that somewhere in this melting pot of our City of Angels I'll find what I need.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Main Attractions

It took me all day (off and on) to go through and edit, crop, and correct photos. Then it will take some more time to select images for Flickr. I won't put all 1900+ up. But the main attractions are:

Tula's Toltec Ruins
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Queretaro's Aquaducts
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Just About Everything In Guanajuato
There will be plenty more to come...

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Summer Swing

With summer in full swing the flowers are popping. Bursts of color everywhere.

I've been checking my cameras this weekend and making sure I have batteries charged and ready for our summer holiday in Mexico. We're looking forward to our trip through the colonial towns of Queretaro and Guanajauto and the Toltec ruins of Tula.

The house renovation process continues. We've made decisions on all of the design elements (cabinetry, counter tops, flooring,fixtures, etc). When we get back from vacation I'll start the process to permanently remove the rental units from the market and return this old house to a single family home. Floor plans are being drawn by Jodi of It's An Art, and the wonderful Jesus is on board to do the work.