Cuernavaca

After Angangueo, we are starting our trek down to Costa Rica and traveling through Puebla.  Our first stop will be Cuernavaca as I am trying to plot out our trip with stops not taking more that 4-5 hours of driving, and with a decent RV park.  We had to go through some steep mountains and toward the bottom of the largest drop our brakes went out.  However bad that seems, things turned out ok.  At the intersection, we heard a really load grinding noise and pulled over about 1 mile down the road.  Sure enough, the brakes were smoking and they were totally gone.  Oh no!  About 5 minutes later Mexican man pulls up and ask if we need a mechanic.  Si!  His shop was a mile up the road so we followed him in low gear.  Surprise-his shop was right at the intersection where the brakes went out.  His business is located in a coveted spot, I am sure.  We sat back and drank a beer while we  while we waited for he and his son to replace the calipers (is that what you call them?  Something like that.) I was a bit nervous, because we don’t like to drive after dark and the GPS was showing our spot about 40 minutes away and we were going to be cutting it close.  Once the brakes were done (about $500.00 later) we were off.  The RV park would have been hard to find if not for Church and Church’s book.  We stayed at El Paraiso and it was run by an 81 year old man and his wife.  They speak good english and the park was very nice.  Swimming pool, good shower and bathroom facilities, and gated.  We took a taxi into Cuernavaca the next day and went to Cortes’s palace (he lived here for several years), the Brady art Museum, and the beautiful cathedral.  Lunch was at an amazing resort in the middle of this huge city with peacocks, parrots and flamingos walking around you.  ok-on to Puebla where we will be staying at Las Americas RV park in Chulula.

Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca

Palace of Cortes Cuernavaca

Palace of Cortes Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Brady Museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos

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Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Flamingo at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks in the trees at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks in the trees at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks in the trees at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Peacocks in the trees at La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

La Mananita hotel and restaurant in Cuernavaca, Morelos

Bob was fascinated by the elaborate cemeteries.

Bob was fascinated by the elaborate cemeteries.

 

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