Chilling here in Tula, Hidalgo, Central Mexico

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Allright everyone,  its been a busy couple of days, and right now, I’m chilling in Central Mexico about 30 meters away from the archaeological site of Tula.  For those not in the know,  Tula is an incredibly important Epiclassic period Mesoamerican site that was occupied by people we call “Toltecs”.  The site is amazing and it has all kinds of monumental architecture!  Ya’ll might know about the Atlanteans, which are some pretty large statues that were destroyed by the Aztecs and found later in the 20th century. 

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Haley and I left New Orleans on March 12th, Tuesday morning at around 9 am and we quickly made our way across Louisiana and Texas, stopping eventually in San Antonio, Texas.   We had a great trip, stopping at the Atchafalaya visitor center, which I highly recommend!  You can sign up for swamp tours or just check out the local wildlife, and the animatronics and videos at the center.  Or, take a picture with a bear! Image

From there,  we moved on towards Lafayette where we stopped and had some great food at Billedeaux’s – if you go there,  get the special sandwich!  See the pic…Image

After some great food in Lafayette,  we kept on going towards Texas,  watching the landscape get progressively more arid and water disappear.  One of the things I love the most about Texas are the thistles growing everywhere, so beautiful!

I don’t have much to say about San Antonio, I hear it is a great city, with a beautiful river front walk way, Sea World, and all kinds of stuff, but we had so little time there, I did get a nice pic of the skyline.  Image

Oh, and eat at Shipleys! They have great donuts and kolatches !

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Well,  we kept on driving the next day, heading as fast as we could for the Mexican border – we crossed at Nuevo Laredo, and had a pretty seamless crossing.The landscape is so dry!  check out the joshua trees…Image

Crossing the border not a big deal and I’ll write more about the experience later, but we had no surprises, and we finally ended up in Matahuala, a pretty sleepy town in the middle of nowhere.

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Yeah, I look pretty tired here, it was a long day of driving! 

After Matahuala,  we left pretty early in the morning and then crossing through San Luis Potosi and  Queretaro, we ended up in Tula.  Bonnie is with us, she’s as happy as can be, and so are we.  Heath Anderson is putting us up for a while and we’ll see how things develop from here.  I’ll try to keep everyone updated on our travels! And until then, take care, and stay in touch via email or facebook! 

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  1. Harold

    Great stuff! I am anxious to hear & see more about this adventure! Harold

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