Parque Natural Mexiquillo



Puebla, founded in 1531,  is the second largest colonial city in Mexico. It was established as a rest stop between the largest colonial city, Mexico City, and the main route to the Atlantic port of Veracruz.

Kevin setting up his camera for a group shot

Run Kevin run, you have 10 sec

He made it

Sunday at the central plaza. Lots going on.

Some kind of gathering. 

Lady dancing 

Photos by Kevin

Free concert

Fort Loreto

Benito Juarez was elected president in 1861. The Mexican economy was in major distress, so Juarez suspend payments of interest of foreign debts for two years. Spain, UK, and France decided to invade Mexico in order to force Mexico to repay their debt. The alliance fell apart and only the French reached Puebla on May 5th, 1862. The Mexicans were victorious over the larger, better equipped French army. Today Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the United States, but in Mexico, only the state of Puebla celebrations it. The fort today houses a very fine museum showcasing the Mexican victory.

Mexican uniform

I suppose an etching of the fort back in the day

French uniform

Out side the fort a young girl was being photographed for her quinceanera.

Street performers.

We took a bus tour of the city.

Puebla is known for its tile facades

Puebla has so many churches that one can go to a different one every day of the year.

Puebla is a beautiful city

The historic Ovando Bridge

Artists hawking their creations.

Keeping cool


Cholula is a suburb of Puebla. We were camped at Trailer Park Las Maericas, 19.07242, -98.29568    

Serenity needed new brakes. Jose came to the park and installed new pad on all 4 wheels. 

Two of the rotors had to be turned.

It took Jose two day to complete the job. I was kicking my self for not having had my brakes instspected before joining the trip. As it turned out I was glad that I had not.
The total bill was $209. Labor is much cheaper in Mexico

When the Spanish arrived they build their church on top an Aztec pyramid. It has been partially revealed at the base of the hill. This pyramid covers 4 time the area and is twice the height of the great pyramid at Giza.

Some kind of spontaneous protest

Another church cloaked in beautiful tiles.


  1. Love the pictures of painted ladies. I think Kevin said it was for Women's Day. I wonder what Puebla means? Does it mean the same as Pueblo?

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