Tuesday, May 05, 2009
How hot is it?
Well, Mexico is suppose to be hot, right? Well yes it is, and at 8500 ft elevation it will be a nice 88 today or so.
But, when the sun goes down, first behind the towering pine trees, then about a hour later behind the mountains it will drop down to the mid 40's tonight.
Patzcuaro has one of most decent climates in Mexico. At least I think so, you have sun, great weather all year round, which includes the rainy season which will be starting this month. After a few months everything will turn green, wild flowers amass, fields upon fields of multicolor, every year.
San Miguel de Allende temperature is hot too. (transpose if you like)
In the high 90's today, but not dropping off to chilling temperatures like in Patzcuaro. They see mid 60's for the night. I guess you don't have too many woolen blanket shops around the plaza.....
Sounds like San Miguel would be the perfect place for visitors and residents alike. Good temperature, lots of decent restaurants, great museums, stores and culture. If you are an English speaking person, you can find a vast assortment of things to do, places to go and locations to be seen at, there.
There's always something happening in San Miguel.
The hot spot for Mexico is Hermosillo. Hermosillo is hovering around 100 degrees today and there that is not a pretty picture.
Land of pretty much nothing except a large dry lake bed that has a spillway right next to the road that we pass a few times each year, and for the last 15 years that I have never seen more than a barrel full of water around.
But at sometime there must have been tons of water, why else would they have built a large spillway ? Maybe someone can tell me one of these days what all the water management is really all about in Hermosillo. The government must have diverted it to grow something or other....
Back to the high hills, one of the nice conditions is that in Patzcuaro you can cool off by just going into the shade. Whether it be underneath a colonial overhang one of many in the big plaza or in the multicolor tented overhangs of the many vendors in the plaza chica mercado.
Occasionally I will see some older women walking around with a parasol, must be afraid of too much sun, bad for the melanomas.......
Or maybe they want to keep the wrinkles from becoming permanent frown lines......you think?
Lots of people think Mexico is just beaches and palm trees, yep you are right, that's all there is down here....
Mexico has almost everything for everybody. It also has drug cartels, murders, flu epidemics and kidnappings.
Ahhhh, so much stuff, so little time to enjoy everything......