Sunday, June 6, 2010

San Luis Potosi

Well, I am back and on a roll blogging.
Yesterday, Ryan and I woke up early (well, Ryan did at least. at 6am for a Young Men's thing). We had church responsibilities until noonday. Then, we swung by our favorite torta hole-in-the-wall place and picked up the highly delicious hawaiian sandwiches. Yum.
Then, we ate on the road to San Luis Potosi, a city 2 hours away. (Ryan got the notion that he wanted to visit a new city this weekend. San Luis Potosi didn't have any too exciting attractions, but nevertheless that's where we decided to go). Though it is fun to get lost, we printed off a google map of the city. We noticed in the upper left hand corner a nice big green patch. PARK! We love the park! I really think visiting the park is one of my most favorite local things to do. So, anyways we went and guess what we found... GRASS. I know this probably doesn't sound too exciting, but it was for us, because I think this is the first park that we have gone to that has it! In fact, this is the first place I found in the area with nice long, soft grass!
So with big areas of grass and trees, Ryan couldn't resist the temptation to climb a few... so that is just what he did. I love that he still yearns to climb trees. I sprawled out on the grass and relaxed. What a great beginning to our day of discovery.
After getting bit by a few mosquitos, Ryan was over the park. (It's funny how Ryan loves being outside so much, but can't stand bugs... they pretty much go hand in hand. I guess when he is outside he normally is moving and isn't bothered). Anyways, I think Ryan is partly allergic cause his bites always get really big.
After the park, we went to the centro plazas to walk around. We found great parking (which is hard to come across) and started making our way towards one of the churches. We realized that we left our camera and made our way back. A car close to ours had a boot on it... uh, why? there weren't any No Parking signs. Then a man washing cars came up and said that we needed to pay for parking up a ways or that we would get booted... whew, that was a close one. For once, I am glad we had to walk back to the car for something we forgot!
So anyways, we found the normal churches and square gardens that speckle the downtowns in Mexican cities as we walked through the globs of people, occasionally stepping into a shop. It was fun and relaxing to watch the people.
Soon it was dinner time. We spent the next hour and a half looking for something that sparked our interest. I told Ryan that I wanted a Mexican style Chili's... and on our way out of town that is exactly what we found, nestled right in a shopping mall parking lot. On our way in Ryan noticed these towers with guards with binoculars. Live surveillance services! Ha! Took a quick snap then sat done and ate yummy local enchiladas and pastor, a personal favorite.
And that was about it folks... might not sound too exciting... prob because it wasn't... just relaxing time together. I love that. My most favorite conversations with Ryan are when we drive longer distances, so the four hour car trip in one afternoon was surprisingly a highlight. We always get on interesting topics... you know to be or not to be stuff:)

Oh yes, and we picked up a big bushel of strawberries on the way back. Freshly picked that morning and sold on the stand that afternoon! That will be dessert for the next several days!
I love all the fresh fruit here!

1 comment:

  1. oh my gosh looks like you are having a blast. Relaxing in the grass, nothing better! All the food sounds delish jealous!