February 13, 2011


Almost Two Months in San Miguel de Allende

This year we decided to take some time to enjoy San Miguel. We spent the entire time in the San Miguel RV Park, a very convenient and comfortable place. Our days passed quickly as we enjoyed the special ambiance of the city, not to mention the classes in Spanish and jewelry-makiing and the great restaurants and activities.

Here are some highlights:


Some San Miguel Photos

Eary Morning San Miguel Street Scene

Early Morning Street Scene


Walking The Dog in San Miguel

Some Early Risers Walking Their Dog Behind the Parroquia


San Miguel Restaurant

Open Air Restaurant in San Miguel


Candeleria in San Miguel

Dia de la Candelaria in San Miguel

(Feb 2 - Also Groundhog Day)


Terri's Jewelry Class

This year Terri took a three-week jewelry making class in San Miguel. It's just one of many art classes available in the city.

The Jewelry Guru

Bärbel, The Jewelry Guru


Getting Started

First Steps

(Photo Courtesy Sara Day)


Ready to Burn

Ready to Burn

(Photo Courtesy Sara Day)


Terri's Jewelry

The Bling



Cabelgata de Christo Rey

On January 6, Three King's Day, thousands of horsemen ride to Cerro del Cubilete to be blessed. It's quite a gathering!


Lined up for Blessing

Lined Up For The Blessing


The View from Above

A Bird's Eye View


Cabelgata Rider

One of the Riders


Christo Rey Statue

Christo Rey Statue on the Top of Cerro del Cubilete

More about Cerro del Cubilete


Walking With the Peregrinos

On January 24 one of the processions of pilgrims bound for San Juan de los Lagos comes through San Miguel. They meet in the central Jardin at dawn, and then walk on toward San Juan de los Lagos, about 125 miles away.


Peregrinos Marching

Walking at Dawn



Peregrinos (Pilgrims)


Crossing The River

Crossing The River on a Temporary Bridge


More about San Juan de los Lagos


Day Trip to Bernal

The town of Bernal is one of Mexico's Magic Pueblos. It's 70 miles from San Miguel and makes a great day trip.

Peña de Bernal

Peña de Bernal from the Central Square


Ready to Climb Peña de Bernal

Ready to Climb the Peña

(that's Les, our guide, on the ground)


View from Peña de Bernal

The View From High on the Mountain

(Photo by Les)

Shopping in Bernal

After the Climb - Shopping!

More about Bernal


Chile and Charros

A highlight of the San Miguel social season is the Annual San Miguel Chile Cookoff. The chile-cooking competition is brutal, and most of the town seems to come to help decide the winner. There's also a great Charro exhibition. This year the event was held on January 29.


San Migule Chile Cookoff Entrance

Anxious to Start Tasting


Chile-cookoff Booth

Lining Up for Samples


Terri's Favorite

Terri's Favorite





Rope Tricks

Rope Tricks


More Rope Tricks

More Rope Tricks


No Free Hands

No Free Hands - A Real Problem



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