Woke up: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Went to sleep: La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Coffee, Gold and Tequila
Early today I went in search of my morning coffee. Walking along the sidewalk, I found a wrought iron screen door open ajar. The wooden door behind the screen was wide open and lead to a steep flight of stairs. Out of curiosity, I followed the stairs to the upper level thinking I smelled the faint waft of coffee brewing. At the top of the stairs I found the local coffee shop open for business.
Soon after, we began the drive home.
We stopped at the Hacienda-Jalisco. As described at http://www.haciendajalisco.com, Hacienda Jalisco, now a bed and breakfast, was built 225 years ago by the Spanish conquerors. At that time the refinery processed myriads of gold and silver in preparation for shipment to Spain. Following the Mexican Revolution, the cost of local labor and shipment of the product made the operation unprofitable and the process was abandoned.
After Hacienda-Jalisco we drove on to a tequila distillery.
The blue agave is grown on the plantation.
Our trip is complete.