Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please come along with Bruce and Mary on another… walkabout, Cheers!
We’re at the bus stop at Calles Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes and as we are going to Pitillal, any green bus will do.
We’re at la Plaza Principal de Pitillal, having debarked the bus minutes ago. Wondering what these monuments are all about?
In the Mexican-American War, Los Ninos Heroes, The Boy Heroes, six cadets, fell defending Chapultepec Castle against invading US forces. Francisco Marquez was 13 years old.
Every Mexican park has a pavilion at its center, this is a particularly nice one.
We’ve left the park and are walking along Calle Independencia. We notice that the streets and sidewalks are in very good repair and the shops and houses are well maintained. And, there is the feel of prosperity.
This is the shiniest and most modern tortilleria we have ever seen.
Those are some nice looking apartments, above Chicano.
For some reason we are surprised to find, here in Pitillal, maybe the largest Oxxo in Jalisco.
I’m crossing over one of several causeway bridges. The causeways carry the torrential rains to Rio Pitillal.
Hmm, a large deposito, beer store, we will have to check it out.
A case of Corona for only 200P, that’s a really good price!
As we head away from Centro it gets a little more rustic.
We’ve referenced our map and a half block after crossing Av Las Torres we take a right on Calle Republica Argentina, entering Colonia Villa de Guadalupe.
We come upon what we guess to be gov’t housing. If so, you go gov! These seem very nice.
We’ve come to Rio Pitillal where Calle Argentina curves east, turns into Calle Libertad and parallels the river.
We’re looking down Calle Libertad towards the mountains.
As we walk Libertad we find that land fronting the river banks is maintained like a park. These gals have a nice picnic spot. I bet there is one for us, as well.
Oh yes, this will do nicely but first…
We want to walk this park to its end which is defined by this beautiful apartment building.
We’re backtracking to our picnic spot, it is just beyond this clearing.
And our picnic commences, no food, just beer, Cheers!
Our view looking east.
From our vantage we can see kids frolicking in the river.
But alas, our time by the river is over and it is time to head back. But we have come to a conclusion. After checking out the other side of Rio Pitillal, in Colonia Infonavit, this side is the right side of the river,
We take a short-cut to the Las Torres bridge and crossing over we take a moment to…
Take a look at where we just were, up the banks where the river meanders to the left.
And feeling a bit peckish, after crossing the river we walk a few blocks to…
JuanBurguer! For a little pick-me-up. Provecho!
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October 4, 2015
Â· Bruce Â· 13 Comments
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