Vivian and Wilson feel like they have walked enough for a week ….. ha ha ha – only 2 days in!
We ended up going out to Teotihuacan today to tour the pyramids – left the house at 9 to hop a subway or 3, then the bus, and eventually ended up at the archeological site. For Grant and I – this was our 6th trip, and it just never gets old. They continue to excavate and we saw a whole new area that has just been uncovered. The sheer majesty of the entire area is overwhelming.
It took some convincing, but Vivian ended up making it to the top and we were all quite proud of her. Needless to say we took a few breaks – at each level, to catch our breath and climatize to the altitude. The view is breathtaking.
By the time we finished the Temple of the Sun it was lunch time so we left the site and went to eat at La Gruta – a cave behind the archeological site that has been operating since 1906. The food is okay, better than mediocre but more expensive than what it is worth in Mexico – however, you are paying for the experience, and that is worth something.
One more large temple to climb, and the Temple of the Moon was waiting …. we weren’t able to climb to the same height, but the steps are steeper, and definitely had us panting.
It was a long day, getting home about 5:00 and walking that whole time …. so really, we only had time for a quick beer at our apartment before WALKING to find dinner. We had read about a new seafood place – de Mar a Mar, and it was delicious!! Bonus – they had wine! I had my first glass of “nice wine” since leaving home …. ahhh. Viv and Wilson enjoyed the red. Grant stuck with the beer. A few years ago we ate at Maximo Bistro – incredible food and we have always wanted to go back – in the meantime the chef Eduardo has opened up this seafood place along with a breakfast spot. He is obviously doing well!
Tomorrow will be our last day in Mexico City itself, so we will most likely go to Palacia de Belle Artes – a most magnificent palace of fine arts.
Hasta la vista