Sunday, April 24, 2016
Today was a bit more of an adventure than we bargained for. The question, “What’s that strange sound?” never comes with a favorable reply when driving. And, yes, we had our first flat tire in more than two years. Lucky for us a young man helped change the tire and we were on our way in a few minutes.
As for the high tech part of this weeks’ outing, Linda brought her GPS unit and it worked. The coordinates for Rancho Viejo are (100° 46′ 20″ W, 21° 1′ 14″ N) ; however, all three capillas and the iglesia are so close together that they have the same coordinates. So if you want to paint or photograph, you will have to drive the maze of dirt roads in Rancho Viejo and ask for directions as we have done.
The gate and the door to the Iglesia San Isidro were open today. If we understood correctly, there is mass every other week. This week the church was open for cleaning only—a beautifully maintained church well worth a visit.
We went on to Capilla de San Miguelito for a relaxing two hours of painting with three small boys for quiet company.
We have been painting in the campo around San Miguel for more than two years so we notice unique features of some ranchos. In Rancho Viejo there are old rusting bed springs everywhere—used with abandon for gates, walls and fences. It’s almost as if a bed spring factory went out of business.