“Once a Year Go Someplace
You've Never Been Before” - Dalai Lama

Mascota, Jalisco, Mexico
Mascota, Mexico
Mascota, Mexico
Cobblestone streets and colonial style houses

Mascota, Mexico
Mascota's central plaza

Mascota, Mexico
The name "Mascota" is from Teco and means "the place of deer and snakes"

Mascota, Mexico
The municipality of Mascota is located in the plateau of the Western Sierra Madre mountain chain

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
The courtyard at our hotel in Mascota

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Our room is #4 on the second floor
Now This is a "key"

Mascota, Mexico
The key and lock looked ancient

Mascota, Mexico
And so was the room

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Happy Hour

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Napoleon Courvoisier

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Mascota was established in 1592 by early Spanish colonists looking for gold and silver

Mascota, Mexico
Mascota’s main businesses near the plaza

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Dinner at El Tapanco

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
The chef welcomes us to El Tapanco. Say Cheese

Mascota, Mexico
An appetizer of 'panela de quesos' (panela cheese) with sausage, bread, salad and beans

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Street food was popular at night

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Al fresco dining on street food

Mascota, Mexico
Cafe Napoles is known for its cakes, cookies, sandwiches and designer coffees

Mascota, Mexico
During breakfast at Cafe Napoles
we felt the tremor of a 7.5 earthquake that rocked Acapulco and Mexico City

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Virgin de los Dolores (Virgin of Sorrows) Church

Mascota, Mexico
A Baroque style, the church was completed in 1880 and took over 100 years to build

Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico


Mascota, Mexico
Preciosa Sangre de Cristo Temple

Mascota, Mexico
Construction began in the 19th century but the temple was never finished

Mascota, Mexico
The annual pilgrimages from Ameca to Talpa de Allende
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We met these three gauchos at the hotel tavern when they came in after work. We shared some tequila and went to dinner. When we returned, they were still there singing to the radio. So much fun!
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