We like to take little road trips, often on roads that are on no map.  One such trip is recorded below in photos.  The first few scenes are near our house, in Col. Úrsulo Galvan, mpio Xico, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.  It was Palm Sunday time and there were local parades -- the priest, who had to come from San Marcos, was delayed (several hours!), so we didn't stay for the parade.  Instead, we went for a drive, heading first to Xico, and then on the dirt/rock road toward Cocoxatla (which is more of a sign on the road than a town).  We continued on backroads through much beautiful country and several small towns, whose names are now forgotten, and which you will find on no map.  Eventually we made a kind of loop ending up at Teocello, a bigger place not far from our home.  I hope you enjoy these pictures.

 

Scenes of Mexico -- April 9, 2006

Easter ornament

 

Our Living Room

 

Our Living Room--Waterfalls View

 

Getting Ready for the Easter Parade -- On Our Street

 

Waiting for Easter Parade to Start

 

Dogs Love Parades Too

 

But not as much as Esther

 

Waiting on our Street

 

Waiting in front of our gate

 

The bus comes to our corner

 

Jeronima, Laura, Victoria, and Jacqueline

 

In the country, near Xico, not far from our home

 

Country scene

 

On the road to Cocoxatla (near Xico)

 

Bridge at Cocoxatla -- our future water will come from a spring near here

 

Kinder care (?) at Cocoxatla

 

Country scene -- on the road past Cocoxatla

 

Caballo

 

How we get around

 

Cruz, también

 

Countryside

 

Stream

 

Herons (?) in the country

 

"they are so placid and self-contained..."  (W.Whitman)

 

School using telecommunications, Tlachy, Veracruz, Mexico

 

Village church

 

Church again

 

The nearby village -- name forgotten :-(

 

View nearby

 

..and another

 

Another country view

 

Sow profile

 

The road we travelled

 

Another small town, not far from Teocello, Veracruz, Mexico

 

Small town church (near Teocello)

 

The other side of this crator is visible from our house

 

Scene, in countryside near Teocello


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