Teotihuacan 13 Nov 2014

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.

TEOTIHUACAN The Temple of the Sun

TEOTIHUACAN
The Temple of the Sun

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.

A bit of a struggle, but Vivian made it up - in all honesty - everybody struggled a bit … we will blame it on the altitude!

A bit of a struggle, but Vivian made it up – in all honesty – everybody struggled a bit … we will blame it on the altitude!

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.

La Gruta Restaurante ~established in 1906 - in a cave!! Right behind the Temple of the Sun

La Gruta Restaurante
~established in 1906 – in a cave!!
Right behind the Temple of the Sun

On top of the Temple of the Sun - with the Temple of the Moon in the background

On top of the Temple of the Sun – with the Temple of the Moon in the background

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.

As far as we could go on the Temple of the Moon - with the Temple of the Sun behind us

As far as we could go on the Temple of the Moon – with the Temple of the Sun behind us

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!

de Mar a Mar Eduardo Garcia's seafood restaurant in Mexico city LOVED IT

de Mar a Mar
Eduardo Garcia’s seafood restaurant in Mexico city
LOVED IT

Eric - one of the great servers at de Mar a Mar

Eric – one of the great servers at de Mar a Mar

Tacos de Cameron We were too quick to dive into the other pescado dishes to get a photo!

Tacos de Cameron
We were too quick to dive into the other pescado dishes to get a photo!

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

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