Sunday, May 17, 2015 Road Trip to San Sebastian

Woke up:                     La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

Went to sleep:            La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

Road Trip to San Sebastian

One day last week, while listening to the morning “net”, Philo from Philo’s Bar announced he was organizing a road trip to the small mining village of San Sebastian.  I got on the radio right away and said, “Count me in!  I want to go to San Blas!”  Philo said, “We’re not going to San Blas.  We’re going to San Sebastian.”  I said, “I don’t care.  I want to go.”  I love getting out and seeing new places.

Sunday morning I walked to Philo’s with my overnight bag and met seventeen people I didn’t know.  We climbed into several vans to caravan 2 hours west into the mountains.  It was a beautiful drive.

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Approaching San Sabastion

Approaching San Sabastion

The village of San Sebastion was founded in 1605.  At least 25 foundaries were constructed to mine for gold silver and lead.

Our hotel was 400 years old.

Hotel de Puente

Hotel del Puente

 

No plastic card keys around here!

No plastic card keys around here!

Double Room  Cost - $15.00

Double Room
Cost – $15.00 each

After we got settled into our rooms we walked around the village.

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The Church of San Sebastion Constructed in 1608

 

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A statue in the town center

Later, we went for a hike.

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Ponderosa Pine

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The Church of San Sebastion from above

 

After a short siesta, we went out for dinner and to listen to Philo’s band.

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Authentic Italian

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Christian influence

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Grand décor

Philo's band

Philo’s band

We ended the evening visiting in the lobby of the hotel.  The hotel was originally built as a private residence in the hacienda style.

The lobby of our hotel

The lobby of our hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Susan M. Gierga

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