Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Is Not A Good Day To Drive!

The Guadalajara traffic was brutal! I thought Saturday might be a better day than a weekday but it was not. As soon as we got past the Periferico Sur ring road the traffic on all streets leading into the centro stopped pretty much dead. It took us almost three hours to make the 44 KM drive into town and over two hours to get back.

We found a pay parking lot about two blocks from the unique downtown where many streets are pedestrian only. It is a very beautiful city and families were out strolling! I have said this many times, but I love Mexican children! They are always smiling and happy and never cause problems for mom and dad.

We stopped in a restaurant that we remembered from previous trips and ordered what we thought would be a light lunch. We ordered a salad, a guacamole dip with chips and a Grande Coctil Camerone to share. All portions were huge and we ended up leaving some on the table! The bill, including a limonada for me and a bottle of water for Norma was $230 pesos. Considering where we were and the quantities involved, this was a great deal.

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Here are some more shots from our stroll:

“Hey mom! There are free pesos in the water!”


This clown is selling boots:


Inside the restaurant:


The street with no cars:


This human statue came to life when Norma dropped some pesos in his dish!

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  1. For serious traveling Sunday has been a good day for us here in Mexico - not Saturdays.

  2. Sounds great. Did the rig do some rocking in the night - I mean the earthquake of course! LOL The other kind is only to be expected!

  3. Ohhh no fun sitting in the car like that. Your shots look great so you must have enjoyed the rest of the trip.

  4. Looks like you had a good time downtown. The food really looks good. Remember the name of the restaurant by chance?

    Hi Norma.