Monday, May 18, 2015 Coffee, Gold and Tequila

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.

Local coffee shop

Local coffee shop

Including pastries and spices

Including pastries and spices

And roasted coffee

And roasted coffee

A table with a view

A table with a view

San Sebastian is waking up

San Sebastian is waking up

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.

Certainly the oldest typewriter I've ever seen

Certainly the oldest typewriter I’ve ever seen

After Hacienda-Jalisco we drove on to a tequila distillery.

A family owned operation for four generations

A family owned operation for four generations

The blue agave is grown on the plantation.

Blue Agave

Blue Agave

The plantation

The plantation

The owner explains the process

The owner explains the process

Everyone gets a taste

Everyone gets a taste

Our trip is complete.

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About Susan M. Gierga

Everyone already knows everything there is to know about me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. To learn current details. Visit my blog, CruisingwithCaptainPeterandtheAdmiral.
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One Response to Monday, May 18, 2015 Coffee, Gold and Tequila

  1. Malinda Cole says:

    Susan I am so enjoying your posts and following along on you and Peter’s trip. Thanks for sharing the pictures and keeping us up to date on the adventures. It was great to see Peter here in Portland last week. For many years he came thru the door to park his bike under the stairs near my desk so he was always 1 of the 1st people I saw early each morning. Glad you are able to enjoy this trip and all the adventure and cool things you are doing and seeing. Take good care!

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