Paul and I took a quick trip to México City to visit family just before Christmas. It was just a short trip of five days but it was absolutely fantastic. Thanks to competition in the airline business between Mazatlán and México City our flight was much less expensive than usual, too. (We flew Volaris.) So in the late afternoon on Thursday our taxi pulled up in front of their place in Colonia Roma. We hadn’t seen them since Easter, when they visited us.
Our granddaughter Consuelo just turned five years old and is so smart and fun. We caught up while she colored in her new Mazatlán coloring book and we had a bit of mezcal, of course. (see picture above) We spent the afternoon and the next day playing at home and eating some great restaurant meals. ;At the top of this post is Consu posing with the 3-D jigsaw puzzle we completed of a tree with birds. We also watched her jump in her mini trampoline, decorated the tree, and visited with friends. Consuelo is very social and in the picture below we are at the French bakery near their house where she is a favorite and chatters away in French. As you can see she also wanted to show me how much she has enjoyed the little cape I made her.
On Saturday we piled in the car and headed to their weekend place in Tepotzlán. I know I’ve shared pictures of their place before but it is one of my favorite places, serene and beautiful. The cabin is made out of the local rock and my daughter in law has a fantastic green thumb and design sense so the grounds are gorgeous too. Below is a shot of our son and Paul on the patio and below that one of the vista from their place with Popocatépetl in the background.
We spent Saturday and Sunday in Tepotzlán – having a fire outside, swimming at a friend’s house, eating brunch at an old hacienda, and having pizza delivered, even. It was a wonderful time. Our flight home was Monday morning – but it was a wonderful trip and we are committed to having more quick trips since we really do live pretty close by. Below is a picture of our lovely family. The only downside was that they were just getting over the flu, thankfully everyone is all better now.