Uruapan- Lago Zirahuen

Trip Start May 20, 2006
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

The 390km to Uruapan was a long and VERY winding road. There are two types of roads between many larger cities in Mexico, cuota and libre.
The Cuota roads are very expensive but faster and without speedbumps. The libre roads are of course, free and more scenic??? But if you arent being bounced around by the countless topes(aka speedbumps) that greet you at every small puebla, then you are being jolted forward when you brake for a burro, or a cow, pig, dog or possibly even a Mexican crossing or lying in the middle of the road. Needless to say it is very taxing on both driver and navigator(and dogs in our case).

When we arrived in Uruapan and found a hotel that would accept pets, we ate some mole at the nearest restaurant and went straight to bed for a siesta. Woke up around 8pm and wandered to the centro. Had some bona fide espresso(not instant nescafe) and watched a benefit concert for Senador Godoy(same party as the strangely familiar loser? of the presidential election, Lopez Obrador. After the concert, we headed back to the hotel for some cable tv and more sleep.

As with many of the larger cities we have visited, we would have liked to check out some of the museums and sights-but with two dawgs it can be quite a pain in the ass. We woke up the next morning and headed for Lago Zirahuen just outside of Patzcuaro.

We arrived in the town of Zirahuen just in time for a late breakfast. Quite possibly some of the best food we have had thus far. Chili Rellenos and Huevos Rancheros for less than 5 dollars. There was enough food to have fed two more- but we managed to power through.

The lake is beautiful. After breakfast we drove around it searchin for a bungalow to rent.
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