09/14/18 Diary: The Night Piano Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent A week starting in chaos, feeling like it it’s ending in solid rock. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 09/7/18 Diary: A Non Starter 09/21/18 Diary: Black Canyon Campground 6 Comments Rick Denison September 14, 2018 at 7:25 am 7 months ago You’ll love Guanajuato — not least the pastel colors of the houses fronting on the narrow streets and alleyways (callejones). We live about an hour away in León and try to get to Guanajuato several times a year. Diego Rivera was born there and there’s a small museum in his family home devoted to his life and work (although he later claimed he despised the place — too provincical and conservative), Also, there’s a worthwhile archeological site off the highway to San Miguel de Allende called Cañada de la Virgen — well worth the trip. Be sure to try some of the local craft beers. Christopher Baldwin September 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm 7 months ago Neat! Yes, we’re really excited. 🙂 Rick Denison September 15, 2018 at 8:32 am 7 months ago And if you have a shopping day free, come on over to León on the bus and shop for shoes in the “Leather Zone” near the bus station. León is Mexico’s shoe-and-leather capital. Good quality and good deals. David September 14, 2018 at 3:31 pm 7 months ago I’ve been wondering, do you ask for payment to house-sit? Or do you just consider it a wash because you get a place to stay? Christopher Baldwin September 14, 2018 at 3:48 pm 7 months ago Both. Totally situational. How long, how much work, how much it restricts us to the house (such as needy pets), how convenient, if they can afford it, etc. Peter Rogan September 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm 7 months ago Your revised situation with a place to stay to the end of the year reminded me of the paired aphorism: “Happy people who become unhappy look savage. Unhappy people who become happy look stunned.” Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.