(It’s May 19th.)
Ahhhh. People. Today was a day dreams are made of.
This is what I ate for lunch. You really should be jealous. I’ll just tell you right now.
This dish is Estrujadas estilos veracruzana con salsa de cacahuate
After a delicious lunch, we went to the famous park in Monterrey, Parque Fundidora. Bascially, there are huuuuge ovens where they used to melt iron that they mined here in Mty. These ovens are gigantic. Very impressive. Anyways, it’s a thing of the past, so they turned them into museums and resaturants and stuff. It was really, really cool. They have a cine and foto museum, a museum about the iron ovens, you can rent bikes or roller blades, there are lots of families and couples having picnics and walking around. It was such a great afternoon. Here are some pics from the mini adventure.
Famous mountain called Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mtn.) You can see those 2 peaks look like a saddle, hints the name Saddle Mtn!
These are some of the ovens in the factory. They are huge!
Yuyo as an iron worker
Notice how long the apron is on me…I don’t think I would have been quiiite as useful in the factory
Pipes and whatnot
Que pareja tan guapaaa!!!
View from the tip top of the foundry!
Cerro de la silla
After a lovely day at the park, we went to see La Casa de Mi Padre with Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal (who happens to be on my “Top 10 List of Beautiful People. Mind, Body, and Soul”), and Diego Luna. Ohhh my gosh. Funnny. We were both laughing out loud through the whole movie. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the funniest thing ever. It’s a Will Ferrell movie, but it helps to love Mexico when you’re watching it. Not only because of the Mexican Spanish, but also because of the general usage of Mexican AND American stereotypes and culture. Some of them are spot on.
Anyways, it was a lovely end to a wonderful trip. And the best part was being able to hang out with Yuyo for 2 straight weeks!!