We all had a ball celebrating the holidays with Warren's parents and sister's family in Mexico, starting with the eponymous city. I took 546 pictures during our five days in Mexico City. It's been quite a slog just getting through them all, but a fun slog. I've made some tough decisions and got it down to the top 419 to upload to this here blog.
We stayed across from Alameda park and the Palacio de Bellas Artes. A nice walk down Avenida Madera led us to the zócalo, a jaunt we enjoyed many times (along with millions of other people).
It's always great to give the cousins time to hang out together. And the grown-ups were pretty cool too!
But enough of that, you came here to see an unnecessarily large cache of CDMX pics!
The cathedral in the zócalo is kinda impressive
As I'm sure you know, Mexico City is built on a lake, which may not have been the smartest place to build one of the world's megacities. But one part of town still has its ancient Aztec-built canals: Xochimilco, which is almost as fun to explore as it is to attempt to pronounce. We had an absolute blast touring the twists and turns of this corner of the city, though the next day some of our intestines were twisting and turning as well, possibly from the food.
The whole thing made me think of my time at the Mekong River Delta floating market, though I don't remember a floating xylophone duet in Asia.
During our jaunt on the canals we visited a reptile house. The Little Lady was in her element, ready and willing to show her cousins her snake-wranglin' skills.
The next day most of us attempted to conquer the ancient city of Teotihuacan with a pit stop at Our Lady of Guadalupe. (Sarah and The Eldest lounged at hotel just because they didn't feel well.)
Before checking out the ruins of the Templo Mayor we managed to ice skate in Mexico City's zócalo. It was the first time for the cousins, so the twins showed them what's up. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures during, but take a look at this bird's-eye view of the crazy double rink plus skinny connector trail-thingamajig:
And what trip to la Ciudad de México would be complete without visiting all the ancient artifacts at the Museo Nacional de Antropología?
We ate at Sanborn's House of Tiles before hitting the road to explore the state of Guanajuato, which you'll read all about in our next post.
A huge thank you to our family for traveling from California and Grand Cayman to hang out with us!