We love visiting Adam and the family in Mexico City… but we are also happy to get home! This time I had a severe headache for three days due to the altitude – 7,349 feet above sea level! And of course Mazatlán is at sea level! Finally I visited Dr. Google and found that I should have been taking ibuprofen or tylenol instead of aspirin. That did the trick! But then my eyes were burning and my nose was dry – so when we got off the plane into the sea level humidity here we breathed deeply and enjoyed the moisture.
We had a lot of fun. They are remodeling an old house in Colonia Roma so we were able to visit and see the piles of rubble and the workers demolishing a strange unstable structure in the back. It will be great when they get into the building and repairing phase rather than the demo phase, I’m sure.
We hung around a bit – Paul loved playing with Adam’s new iPad. (see above) We love our Kindles, but I bet Paul will get an iPad when they update it in a year or two.
We spent the day in Tepotzlán, which is about an hour outside of Mexico City. They have another project going there (it’s a long story) so we visited there and then met some friends of theirs for a visit to a great nursery and a leisurely comida at a (yes, this is true) a German restaurant. The photo gallery below has photos of the amazing Vivero Yautepec. They will ship all over Mexico, so if you are looking for something unusual, give them a call.
I gave Consuelo the jacket-vest I made for her and then forgot to get a picture of her modeling it. Oh well, the picture below shows it a little bit!
We walked here and there of course and took Consuelo to Parque México in her stroller. While there we saw the dog trainers that Adam used when they first moved to Mexico City. They transformed Xochitl the Newfoundland-Labrador mix from a nightmare on a leash to a very well behaved city dog. But their business has grown a lot – when we were there they must have had 50 dogs there for training. (Photo gallery here)
We had so much great food, of course! But the highlight for me was comida at Dawat in Polanco for fantastic Indian food. I mean this was seriously good food. I know we’ll visit there whenever we go to Mexico City in the future. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Sunday we headed out fairly early to go to the Sunday antiques and collectibles market called La Lagunilla. Adam and Martha are looking for mid-century modern furniture, and they actually found a nice table. If we had been driving home I would have bought a fantastic floor lamp, but oh well, we’ll just need to do that another time. Some pictures are in the gallery here.
It was a great visit and it was fantastic to get to hang out with little Consuelo for a few days. But yes, it’s good to be home.