The Rest of the Week

Hiking (bushwhacking) up the barranca (gully) to a dry waterfall.

Hike - GPS - Geoff (photo by Lars)

Most pine trees in the area have been cut to collect sap.

Hike - Tree cut for collecting sap (photo by Lars)Hike - Tree cut for collecting sap (photo by Lars)Yotatiro - Barrels of Sap (photo by Brian)

The nearby town of Zarzamora. We purchased some homemade membrillo (quince) liqueur, and explored the cemetery and Day of the Dead decorations. The cemetery gate was stuffed with fliers from a local doctor warning about prostate issues.

Hike - Zarzamora - Trash thrown in Barranca (photo by Geoff)Zarzamora (photo by Geoff)Zarzamora - Brian, Lars (photo by Geoff)Zarzamora - Cemetery (photo by Geoff)Zarzamora - Cemetery (photo by Geoff)Zarzamora - Prostate Flier (photo by Geoff)

An evening in the woods, by the campfire, drinking our membrillo liqueur, which had a curious sour taste.

Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods - Lars (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods - Lars, Brian (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods - Marie (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods - Lars, Geoff, Marie (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Campfire in the Woods - Sleeping - Marie (photo by Geoff)

Our last day at Rancho Madroño.

Rancho Madroño - Casita (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Bread (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Lars, Geoff (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Marie, Lars (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Studio (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Maguey (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Studio (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Painted Carvings (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Kitchen (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Studio (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Studio - Lars (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Casita (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño (photo by Lars)Rancho Madroño - Peppers and Limes (photo by Brian)

I tried to take some repeat photos of places I'd photographed in years past.

Rancho Madroño - Photographing from List - Geoff (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Photographing from List - Geoff (photo by Brian)

We used a totem pole as a template to make papier mache masks.

Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Brian (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Lars (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Brian (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Lars, Brian, Marie (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Brian, Lars (photo by Geoff)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Brian (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Brian, Geoff, Lars (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template - Geoff (photo by Brian)Rancho Madroño - Using Totem Pole for Papier Mache Template (photo by Lars)

One more walk over to Yotatiro, to buy some basic groceries: eggs, cheese, and tortillas.

Yotatiro (photo by Brian)Yotatiro - House (photo by Lars)Yotatiro (photo by Geoff)

The tortillas were home-made daily by an old woman cooking them over a wood stove in her extremely smoky kitchen. How a chimney would help!

Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas - Brian (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas - Lars, Brian (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas - Brian, Lars, Marie (photo by Geoff)Yotatiro - Old Woman's Place - Buying Fresh Tortillas - "Mmmm, yum!" - Lars (photo by Geoff)

A basketball game. Basketball is very popular.

Yotatiro - Basketball Game (photo by Geoff)