Anniversary Afternoon

In the beginning of December, DiploMom and I enjoyed a brief afternoon outing to celebrate our anniversary. We explored some of the areas near the consulate and enjoyed an appetizer at a wine and cheese shop before we eventually had an early dinner.  We even managed to see the third location of the Orozco murals in the city that I had not seen yet, in a University of Guadalajara building. Oh, and a final stop for some gelato before catching an Uber back home.

Back to the Beach

Over Thanksgiving we returned to our favorite beach location, La Punta in Manzanillo.  The drive is am easy 3.5 hours on the tollway and having a big house to stay in with meals prepared is way better than dealing with our kids in a hotel restaurant. I imagine we’ll be back again before this tour ends.

Kids & Skulls

So, we are still alive and kicking here in Guadalajara.  After time away for training in D.C. and home leave back in Houston (during Harvey!) we’ve now been back in Guadalajara for about a month, now officially on tour number 3.

We had such a good time last year when we went over to Tlaquepaque and saw the Day of the Dead decorations and altars setting up in full swing that we decided to run back out there again on Sunday.  I’m not sure what was different about last year, but this time around, there wasn’t much going on.  We still enjoyed ourselves and ended up with lots of photos of the kids in front of the giant calaveras.

Hacienda El Carmen

Just about another 15 minutes down the highway from Guachimontones is the Hacienda El Carmen Hotel and Spa. We had heard how beautiful the place was, so we had planned to go have lunch there after we finished at Guachimontones. I could have spent all day wandering the property and taking pictures. A return visit for an overnight stay, sans kiddos, is definitely needed.