This past weekend we enjoyed a quick overnight trip to Laguna Santa Maria del Oro. The crater lake is just a little over two hours from Guadalajara, cruising down the toll road. The weather for a couple of days leading up to the trip and for several days afterwards had been unusually gray and wet for this time of year. Hopefully a future return will yield some blue skies and sun.
Well, after a year of being here in Guadalajara, we finally made it out to Tequila, which is just about an hour’s drive away. Thanks Francisca for offering to watch the kiddos! There are many distillery tours available, including the grand production they put on at Mundo Cuervo, but for this visit, we decided to start with Herradura.
A jimador, demonstrating how he cuts the blue agave plants. They have to go through 100 of these in five hours.
Ready for the ovens.
The original distillery is still on the property.
We enjoyed a nice lunch in the cave-like restaurant at La Cofradia, which also has tequila tours, as well as a a boutique hotel.
A few weekends back, we decided to make a quick trip down to Lake Chapala to have a late breakfast/lunch at Monte Coxala, a restaurant and spa that overlooks the lake, between the towns of Ajijic and Jocotepec. Our former Travel Orders neighbors (we miss y’all!) had recommended the place because the restaurant also had a good play area for the kids. The lake area is a good option when we need to get out of the house to keep the kids occupied in the morning.