Posts tagged "Queretaro"
Craft break

Craft break

While killing some time dur­ing a day of sur­veys for the stove SPA project, we stopped out­side a small shop in town. I was wait­ing in the car look­ing through the door at an array of sweaters and blan­kets on the walls while our coun­ter­part when in to talk to some­one. It was too intrigu­ing to not take...
Pinal de Amoles and one Puente de Dios

Pinal de Amoles and one Puente de Dios

It was real­ly hard to nar­row down the 200-odd pic­tures I took last week­end down to the just-under 40 that I am show­ing below. The Río Escanela near Pinal de Amoles in the Sier­ra Gor­da de Queré­taro turns out to be just as beau­ti­ful as the soon-to-be off-lim­its Huaste­ca region in San Luis Poto­sí. I had always heard...
Beautiful and fun

Beautiful and fun

No, no, I’m not talk­ing about myself, like always, but instead the riv­er, canyon and water­falls at the Río Escanela near Pinal de Amoles. Sat­ur­day was a per­fect day for a hike in and besides the riv­er. I didn’t wear the best clothes for swim­ming, but that didn’t mat­ter when we got to the real water­falls. I had to...
My favorite type of day

My favorite type of day

Full of good peo­ple talk­ing about good things over great food, and I have a new cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion for the solar stove and effi­cient cook­stove work.
More Acrobatics!

More Acrobatics!

Both a demand of life in gen­er­al and an excla­ma­tion about the show Pun­tos Sus­pen­sivos by the Mer­me­ji­ta Cir­cus last night. Won­der­ful, sim­ply won­der­ful. Also, how I feel late­ly about the twists and turns in all my projects, and then the title is read as an exas­per­at­ed sigh.
Monday with a flourish

Monday with a flourish

 Or is it the oth­er way around?
The most wonderful time of the year

The most wonderful time of the year

The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! The cir­cus fes­ti­val is back! For­get all oth­er ways of mark­ing Peace Corps ser­vice time, I am now just count­ing time in between fes­ti­vals of acro­bat­ics. Tonight was the kick-off of the 5th annu­al Fes­ti­val Inter­na­cional Alter­na­ti­vo de Artes Escéni­cas, or Sigu­ien­tesce­na. It seems a lit­tle small­er than last year, but there is...
Planta Madre

Planta Madre

Plan­ta Madre is a group com­mit­ted the con­ser­va­tion, cul­ti­va­tion, replant­i­ng of cac­tus and med­i­c­i­nal plants in the Bernal area of the state of Queré­taro. The work in the pro­tect­ed area of the Peña de Bernal and have a large pro­duc­tion green­house in San Anto­nio de la Cal. The group has been in exis­tence for 6–7 years and...
Solar Oven Workshop Goodness

Solar Oven Workshop Goodness

It was my sec­ond time par­tic­i­pat­ing in the solar oven work­shops, and the first work­shop in round two of the series, but actu­al­ly work­shop num­ber 4 so far in total. As long as we are all clear now… Where the first work­shop was gen­er­al infor­ma­tion and data col­lec­tion, this work­shop was the hands-on ses­sion. The women...
The problem when it's not your camera...

The problem when it’s not your camera…

… is that you don’t have any of the pic­tures to work with after the trip is over. Instead, I’m at the whim of my guy to choose and send me some. Still, what is worse is arriv­ing home at 11:30pm to an apart­ment where the pow­er has been cut because the pow­er bill did...
What's mine is yours

What’s mine is yours

Of course, I’m refer­ring to the upcom­ing pic­tures in this post from the just-end­ed, and thanks to Aeromex­i­co, extend­ed vis­it by my guy. He arrived on Thanks­giv­ing, and we had 5+ days togeth­er for his first vis­it to Mex­i­co and our sec­ond vis­it since I arrived here in March. I am so hap­py that it is only...
Are there circus groupies?

Are there circus groupies?

The 4th annu­al fes­ti­val of alter­na­tive arts (Fes­ti­val Sigu­ien­tesce­na 2011) in town did not dis­ap­point last week. Con­sist­ing of “uncon­ven­tion­al the­ater, dance, and cir­cus” per­for­mances, the gen­er­al qual­i­ty of the tal­ent was extreme­ly high. Full of great music, dance, and peo­ple doing gen­er­al­ly crazy things with their bod­ies, these types of per­for­mances are some of my...