|Daytime view from the patio where we had happy hour |
and watched the sunset, Venus and the moon rise
|Amazing river in El Fuerte - hard to|
capture fabulous sunset on my cell phone -
should have the Nikon D80 on a road trip
We continued on to El Fuerte to spend a couple days. The hotel our friends told us about appeared closed (but that's another story) and so we stopped to have nachos and a drink to make our next plan. The waitress told us about Rio Vista and we should tell them she sent us and not to pay more than 500 pesos. So, off we went, scored a great room - and this was our view from the patio.
We took the nature trip to see petroglyphs that are thousands of years old. River trip sitting on plastic chairs in a fast moving panga. We were the only passengers so personalized tour and a ride in a zebra-striped Scout through town and into the countryside to the river access. Fun time!
|View from the entrance to Rio Vista|
|Handpainted plaque in our handpainted room|
|Church bell tower|
|The iglesia/church in El Fuerte|
|Bougainvilla along the cobblestone streets in El Fuerte|
The town is really quite magical and was so proclaimed by the federal government as a "pueblo magico" which we have to agree with! It's the access point to the Copper Canyon, where we went in 2011 with some Canadian cruising friends. This time, back to further explore this great little town with its popular city square, the Fuerte River that flanks the town, and plenty of cobblestone streets to twist ankles if you're not attentive. And, they sell an incredible array of boots here, so I bought a pair of black leather boots for 39 dollars. I had to go to a couple shops to find a large enough boot.
|One of the many ancient petroglyphs on our nature trip|
|Virgin of Guadalupe carved into |
stone on the walkway at Rio Vista
|Getting ready for our jungle river nature trip. |
Yep, a zebra-striped Scout.
|The box from $39 black leather boots I bought|
|Giraffe (!?) tower as we walked|
to find the makeshift hospital
where we volunteered
|In the 'lobby' of Rio Vista, |
Guillermo painted this
during our 3 day visit
|Our handpainted room was so lovely!|
|On our nature trip, blossoming cacti|
|Water feature in |