Exploring the Area
We spent a day exploring the northwest side of Lake Pátzcuaro.
On a whim we tried driving up the microwave tower access road the top of a hill (Colina Timben) we saw marked on our map. The steep cobblestone road easily drivable, and we found a great view!
We ventured a bit farther northwest to the town of Matugeo.
A tour of the Palomas Mensajeras mezcal distillery in Oponguio.
Lunch at the Restaurant Casa Grande.
Returning to the market at Eronga to buy produce and flowers for the Day of the Dead.
Picking up some more meat scraps a the Eronga butcher for dog treats.
A tour of the furniture-making facilities in Eronga.
The still-active Franciscan Monastery in Eronga, with views of the surrounding land once part of the shrinking Lake Pátzcuaro.
We poked around beyond the usual tourist areas.
Back in the Eronga town square, we enjoyed popsicles (mine was mango & chile) and beers, while we watched the town prepare for Day of the Dead.
Back at Rancho Madroño, there was some bad news. The dogs had killed another local cow. We would have to deal with that tomorrow.
Down in the Casita, we played Settlers by candlelight.