Arrival at Rancho Madroño
We arrived at the Morelia Airport, and for simplicity's sake we took a taxi all the way to Eronga (Erongarícuaro). We first asked for the price, and the driver showed us in his book that it would be $670 pesos (about $62 US dollars). The trip took about an hour and a half.
Here are some photos of the first day settling in at Rancho Madroño. There were many exciting new changes to Brian's project, including new paths, gardens, and composting toilets.
Brian's 10 dogs really like treats from the local butcher.
We hiked to the nearby hillside town of Yotatiro, which is very scenic with its views of Lake Pátzcuaro. Here, as we would find elsewhere, were posters promoting the PAN party candidates in the upcoming election. We spent some time chatting in the town bullring.
More Rancho Madroño time. We tried rompope (a Mexican drink like eggnog), huitlacoche (corn fungus), and got our socks covered with burrs from walking in the woods.
For dinner, we collected salad fixings from Brian's extensive vegetable garden.
We spent the evening enjoying an outdoor fire on the front patio...
...while Brian had fun taking night photographs.