We mostly walked around each day, no car, so we got some good exercise. We took a different street each day and explored the tiny village.
Had a good time pet sitting two wonderful dogs. Enjoyed the home and the homeowners were great people. Once we moved to our second week AirBnB place we were closer in town, but not right downtown. Had to walk about 8 blocks to get to town center.
We went on a tequila tour to the town of Tequila. Guided tour of Jose Cuervo (cuervo means raven) tequila factory, and also the field where they grow the blue agave. Enjoyed that day. The legend: http://www.tequilarevolucion.com/en/tequila_revolucion_legend_history.php
Ishmael - he can cut 600 blue agaves a day
The plants need to be 7-10 years old to harvest
Called the pineapple, this is the
part of the blue agave they smoke
and make tequila out of
Jose Cuervo factory - putting the pineapples
into the ovens for smoking
Elegant tequila tasting
End of tour - free margarita
Mural showing legend of how tequila
Beautiful church in center of main plaza
Went to the marketplace, which was on our end of town. There were probably 150 vendors - fruits, vegetables, meat, textiles, jewelry , food. It was amazing and I bought a few wonderful items that will be my treasures from Ajijec.
Lunch at Tango with Adrian, Deborah & John
Adrian is a ESL teacher in Oman, Deborah's friend
Great lunch at Peacock Garden
We enjoyed the birds in the garden
Went to a little Pulqueria, and met Roberto Santana, the owner who told us all about pulque, and other unusual Mexican native drinks. We enjoyed our time visiting with him.
We had so many wonderful meals. We'd usually eat out for one large meal each day and then just find something simple to eat at our little casa.
Mt. Garcia in the background on the left
On Golden Pond