I’m taking a break from talking about Playa del Carmen today to talk about my most favorite place in Mexico-Saltillo.
I just couldn’t have a layover in Monterrey on my way to Playa without stopping to stay with Carlos and his family for a few days. And because of how the flights worked out, I ended up staying from Monday-Sunday. Every time Carlos and I have prepared to go a long time without seeing each other, it’s ended up being a lot sooner than we expected. I am so, so, so thankful to God for that. Here are some pictures from our time together:
Outside of the movie theater-we saw Rapidos y Furiosos (Fast and the Furious) and Linea de Emergencia (the Call).
Lunch at Los Compadres. Mexican BBQ+homemade limeade…please take me back!
We went to a park that had a beautiful view of all of Saltillo…
…and we put our feet in the water because it was hot.
One of Carlos’ co-workers gave him 2 free tickets to the circus! It was a fun experience to see a circus in a different language, and in case you were wondering, the clowns still weren’t funny.
After the circus, we went to Don Tiburcio for delicious fish tacos and clamatos. The temperature was perfect, so we saw outside and enjoyed the atmosphere.
On Friday night, we went bowling with 2 other couples. It was so fun! I hadn’t been bowling in at least 2 years.
Carlos played soccer on Saturday. Do you see him?? That’s my boy.
Saturday Saltillo Sunset
On Sunday morning, Carlos, his parents, sister and I drove up to the mountains to eat lunch. It was so pretty! And I’m a fan of any meal that includes chilaquiles and more homemade limeade.
On the way back from the mountains, we stopped in Arteaga, a town next to Saltillo that has a market every Sunday.
As you can see, we did a lot of fun things. This trip was different because Carlos (understandably) had to work. That meant when I wasn’t studying for my class, I spent time with his family. I am so thankful they let me hang out with them and talk with them in my less-than-perfect Spanish. Mexicans have an amazing way of making you feel welcome, loved, and safe, and if you disagree with me, then you probably haven’t met the right ones.
And to my favorite Mexican, Carlos. You are very special. Ever day I am a little more happy and a little more thankful to know you and to love you. Thanks for letting me spend the week with you.