Monday, March 29, 2010

School Field Trip to Teuchitlan & Hacienda "El Carmen"

On Thursday we took a field trip to view Teuchitlan & Hacienda "El Carmen". It was about 1 1/2 hour bus ride from the University. The Hacienda was over 400 years old and was captured during the revolution by the Spanish and is now a hotel run by the Mexicans. It is very quite, with a Spa and a small putting green. The architecture was incredible as were the grounds.
Teuchitlan contains restored ruins where tribes worshipped their idols. These mounds were discovered by an American couple and the Mexicans are not finished uncovering all of them. They received some grant money about 10 years ago. It was an extremely interesting view into past Mexican culture and history.
Look at this incredible brick ceiling and beautiful arches made our of brick!

This is actually the chapel on the inside. They had their own personal chapel.

Yes, I found a rocking chair! The students who are all at least 1/2 our age called us Grandma and Grandpa!! But I could have stayed there quite a while!

This room rents for $240 a night but includes your own personal jacuzzi. The guy is Ahmed, the student in our class from Sudan.

They held many festivals here to worship the Sun God, Rain God etc. This cleared out place at the bottom is where they danced.

These are views from up on a mountain of the nearby city and lake.


Bess Malin said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. What great pics! It's so neat that there is so much to see in Guatalahara (sp?). Can't wait to be with you and see some things together!
Love you!

LiNz said...

well stinkaroni! I can't get all your pics to show, but I know they're there. I'll try later! I love that yall share with us where you are and just your experience there! Love yall with all my heart!

Jessica said...

I can't see all of your pictures either, but I can come back later. The ones that I can see are beautiful. Thank-you for sharing them with us.