Sunday, April 5, 2009

Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo

**Sorry, some of the entries will be out of order. The excitement and tension of the days following the accident have made it difficult to think about my blogging.

After our friend Chris came to our rescue with his fluent Spanish skills and local knowledge to help us manoeuvre through the Mexican bureaucracy, he offered to show us around Monterrey, his adopted home.

After a great lunch we drove through the very modern and large city center. Our trip took us to the Municipal Palace and to the Parque Fundidora, a steel mill that was purchased from Chicago, disassembled and reassembled in Monterrey and worked for many years. When it finally closed in the 80’s the city decided to turn an eyesore into a unique park. The grounds are filled with statues, ponds and monuments, some reusing parts of the steel mill. The main oven is now a museum and the grounds have become part of the famous Monterrey River Walk.

After walking a portion of the River Walk we took a boat ride to see the rest of it. It is a beautiful waterway passing many attractions, children’s displays and restaurants. This area demands another visit when we can spend more time exploring it.



Oven 3 Museum


Steel Pot in a new life


Not Bad Scenery! Perfect Weather As Well!


Chris and Norma

chris and norma

1 comment:

  1. Croft, great picture you took of Norma and me with Saddleback Mountain in the background.