The halftime scoot (parte dos)…

November 3, 2010

These next few days took us blissfully through more Sierra wonderfulness, tiny towns and farmland galore.  I must admit, throughout this trip I often don’t photograph the most beautiful things or places I see.  I apologize for that and the fact I am inevitably not sharing them with you.  However, when it is so beautiful it takes your breath away for a second, whipping out the camera is nowhere near the front of my mind.  Here are a few that did make it past the starry-eyed gazing…

Sweet pink corn bread tamales...

Tire tree...

We ran into this group of road cyclists in a small town just outside of Tequesquapan. They were from Mexico City and out for day ride in the mountains...

Don't even try to tell me you were not just eating those vines mister! This kind of reminds me of the time we caught my youngest brother with chocolate all over his face, denying he had eaten the ears off of my easter bunny...

One day we spent nearly half our time tackling some climbs just outside of Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca. At 4,690 meters, it is the fourth highest peak in Mexico. Upon cresting the saddle we were saddened that the fogginess of the day (mixed with the ever-present pollution of Mexico city drifting over this way) nixed our views of the peak. Lucky for you, I am awesome at computer drawing and simulated what it probably looks like on a clear day...

After running into so many excellent people from Mexico D.F., we were second guessing our plans to bypass the city. We stopped into Ixtapan de la Sal to tackle some errands and were befriended by these guys. They were there for the day with their families and kindly shared in some midday beers with us...

Bike parts, Jesus and snowmen. What more could you need?...

Tucked away orchard camping...

Fields and fields of flowers lined the roadside, filled with carnations and these fuzzy pink flowers (UPDATE: thanks to my friend Viva, we now know these are called coxcomb)...

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4 Responses to “The halftime scoot (parte dos)…”

  1. Those my dear friend are called coxcomb and they’re straight out of Dr.Seuss

  2. troggie said

    totally looooooove the volcano. brilliant work!!! and the puppies– i need a puppy basket. can’t wait to be rolling down the road!!!!!!!!! much love from oreganzo.

  3. c$ said

    that volcano looks fierce. steer clear.

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