Sunday, March 9, 2014

Quick and Dirty: Ex-Hacienda

Before we get down to business with this edition of Quick and Dirty, I need to make a little announcement. Now, I know hearts will break with this one, and I'm sorry, but it's gotta be done. I'm not going to be able to maintain a daily account of our time here, my job, my household, my relationship, my Spanish learning, and my sanity. So...I will be updated the blog on the regs, just not every. single. day. Cali, I'm sorry...but I do have some awesome friends who have somehow found the magical balance and can blog every day...they can help you get through your feeding times. These ladies are some of my favorite people...AND their blogs are awesome too. (Everybody else check them out too!)

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Okay, let's dry those tears, and move on.

Quick and Dirty: Ex-Hacienda de Chautla. We were invited by some new friends who own a language school here to join their excursion. Major thanks to Scott for driving us, inviting us, and teaching me the very important difference between peces and pescado.

This is the site you behold as soon as you enter the gates. 

Looks like a postcard doesn't it? (Guess who took this picture, Nina?)

Plants, they look similar to aloe vera, growing on a power line.

Pots inside what used to be used for the dining area. (I think)


A shelf and table that were "recreated" for the space, the originals got taken during a raid.

The building of a road.

Exposed wall of a tower.

Tower, part of a wall.

Ropes and outdoor team building course. They have camps for kids throughout the year. Very cool. (Kew, you would have LOVED it. They had two zip lines, a huge tarp slide down a hill to "clean" the kids off from the military muddy obstacle course).

Calla Lilies in the wild! (First time I had seen them outside a florist shop).

The greens were pretty spectacular.

It's kind of hard to see, but under the fish, there is a spring of water coming from Popo (our friendly neighborhood volcano).

Another lily...remember, I was excited.

Andy and one of the massive trees on the property. The guide said the tree was over 100 years old.

The Hacienda from the side...and three ducks. 

Los Patos (the ducks). Contrary to popular belief, and Duolingo, they were NOT drinking milk. (Los patos bebe leche...Doh!)

The back of the Hacienda.

Up close and personal with the Hacienda...we got to go on the roof. It was beautiful (and terrifying for me...damn you heights).

With love, from Mexico.

For more, actual, information on our trip...check this site out...think it's only in Spanish though.


  1. Whomp whomp! I totes understand, yo, and thanks for the shout-out. Some days are hard to blog about - especially when the highlight is like, "I had a good poop." Yes I know this comment comes 5 days after the fact but, dude, I was out of town. #sorryyyyyyy #excuses #laaaaame #iwillmissyou

  2. Wow, I loved that post, but I was most intrigued by the plants on the wires!!!! Soooo...when are you gonna blog again. No pressure....but a little pressure. Just a little