Beautiful Campeche!

Campeche is one of the 31 states which make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Located about 2 hours from Merida, it’s a lovely drive. We enjoyed a day trip there and had a nice, relaxing time walking along the malecón and having a delicious lunch. I hope you enjoy these pictures from our day.

Mexico City Day 3/3

We visited the beautiful neighborhood of Coyoacán today. It was a lovely, quiet part of town. The Frida Kahlo Museum was truly the highlight of our visit. Frida and Diego lived there for many years. It was especially touching to see her art studio and the gardens are amazing!

Appointments are necessary for the museum so while we waited for our entry time we explored the neighborhood, including the breathtaking Italian Cultural Center and the whimsical exhibit there.

We go home to Merida in the morning. We have thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in this fantastic city and will return soon.

Mexico City Day 2/3!

The Zocalo or Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of the Historic Center, in the first sector of the city. This square was the center of Tenochtitlan before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors and still remains the political and religious center, centuries after.

Today it is the big hub of the city and an events venue. The Zocalo is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City, the National Palace, the Historic City Hall and the Government Building.

We got to visit today and and even see a performance of traditional Aztec dancers!

Mexico City in 3 Days! Day 1

We arrived in Mexico City today after a short flight from Merida. We are so excited to be here and explore this beautiful city. We are staying in the Roma Norte area. Today we just explored the area, ate churros and enjoyed the many dogs, before checking in to our Airbnb. Hope you enjoy these pictures. More tomorrow.

The Beautiful Yellow City of Izamal

About an hour’s drive from Merida is the lovely town of Izamal. It’s a great place to go for a day trip. There’s some great colonial architecture, a Mayan pyramid and a really good restaurant. The really cool thing about Izamal is that all of the buildings are painted a sunny golden yellow. I’m told that the buildings were painted in honor of Pope John Paul II’s visit in 1993. I hope you enjoy these pictures of my visit there.

The Cenotes of the Yucatan

When folks visit Merida my favorite thing to do is take them to some of the beautiful cenotes in the area. I hope you will enjoy these pictures from our most recent trip.

A Visit to Museo Maya

Friends visiting provide a great opportunity to visit places, where you live, that you haven’t visited before. Recently, a visit from our dear friend, April, led us to explore El Gran Museo del Mundo Maya (Mayan World Museum) of Mérida.

The Mayan people have a rich culture and a fascinating history. The exhibits were very interesting and the museum was curated beautifully. I hope you enjoy the pictures we took there.

Las Amazonas de Yucatán!

A storied stadium in Mexico hosted its first-ever women’s softball game and BOLT was very excited to attend!

Around 15,000 spectators gathered at the Kukulcán stadium in Mérida, Yucatán, for an exhibition game between the Natividad de Sucilá team and the Amazonas de Yaxunah, made up of Indigenous women who play barefoot.

Natividad won 14-12.
What they’re saying: “We’re not really rivals — we are all women looking to prove we can do this, too,” said María Domínguez, a member of the Natividad team.

The event was lots of fun and filled with family activities.

Joyfully Colorful

Joyfully Colorful is a new kind of enterprise here in Merida. The theme is “Art for your Attitude” and it’s the love child of Kellie McRae, one of the beloved members of the community here. We went to the grand opening and are really excited about all the possibilities for creative activities. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about Joyfully Colorful in the near future. If you are in or visiting Merida, be sure to pay a visit. www.joyfullycolorful.com

Kellie McRae, proud owner