Friday, April 29, 2016
“Some days are just more fun than others.”
For each of the past three weeks that we have been coming to Rancho Viejo, we have driven past a multi-colored house covered with flowers and vines and sporting some colorful concrete sculptures. We have said to each other every week, “We should paint this house.” This week we did. Definitely a different kind of challenge than painting simple capillas but well worth the effort. The owner, Francisco, came out to greet us and seemed genuinely pleased that we had stopped to paint his house and planters.
And Rancho Viejo, in addition to having many capillas, has old bones—the really old bones of an extinct pronghorn, Hexobelomeryx fricki. Based on the fossil evidence, this animal lived in central Mexico between 3 to 7 million years ago. Specimens have been found in digs near Rancho Viejo.