My sister Teresa has started a blog named Vincent’s Yellow. I’m extremely proud of the work she has done since I set up the wordpress blog for her a few months back – and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us during her travels! In her words…
Three years ago, like many others, I fell in love with Vincent van Gogh. I followed this love, never letting go, reading about him and visiting his paintings all I could, and I am still journeying – I hope you will join me, Reader. This path has led me to you and you to me, and both of us to beauty, to art, to life, to death and to something greater…
I have been traveling with you for quite some time sister… I will always be by your side.
Rally in the Rotunda, Springfield IL
Its about time I cleaned this place up. Although I’m still not sure about how often I’m going to post, there is nothing like a clean slate to get motivated. Funny how its easier for me to clean house on-line than it is in real life! Perhaps I can use this as motivation to do the same at the office and at home… I’ll let you know how it goes!
Entering Teotihuacán one is transported back two thousand years. Commonly mistaken as an Aztek city its roots are unknown. The Azteks, along with many other tribes, would pilgrimage to the site to offer sacrifices to the god of rain. The temple of the sun, which can be seen in the background, is both the largest and oldest at the site. It was originally stuccoed and red in color, many called it the temple of the sun, and the name just stuck. It was built upon a cave with a natural spring. Pilgrimage to the cave was to bring good harvest and fortune. When the spring ran dry, the people belived that the gods were angry and thus built the temples to offer sacrifice and appease the gods. To this day it has remained a pilgrimage for Teotihuacáns who have spread out since abandoning the city. The site is immense, the temple of the sun has 247 steps leading to the top at 65 meters. The temple of the moon, where this picture was taken, is only 37 meters in height – though almost more difficult to ascend as the steps are extemely steep and high! I seem to remember my mom having a story from this site… or was it elsewhere? If you look closely you can see me on one of the temples! It was a gorgeous day and we very much enjoyed our time at the site. Its a short drive from the city, depending on traffic, if you ever find yourself in Mexico City it is well worth the visit! Now we head out for dinner and a taste of D.F. nightlife!
We finally arrived in Mexico city. We took a cab to a friend’s workplace and she brought us to an incredible place for lunch! Mole Almendrado – delicious! Bar none the best mole I’ve had! Off to explore the city.
Our flight to Dallas was delayed so we missed our connection to Mexico. AA put us up in the Wyndham and gave us $10 each for dinner. Dennys was the only place open that would accept the voucher. Suffice it to say, not was I was hoping for tonight! Off to Mexico DF tomorrow morning.
No words needed!! GORGEOUS!
Oh… and GO CUBS!!
We are all gathered at the airport waiting to board the flight to Durango. Excitement is mixed with uneasiness as many of the kids have left the country before much less by airplane! I, as usual, am exhausted – but looking forward to see what this year brings us!
Cubs win 7-3!! GO CUBS GO!
On the Megabus back to Chicago from Minneapolis, MN. First experience with Megabus – and so far so good. The bus was on time and its clean, so that’s a good start! The driver told us its going to be bumper to bumper getting into Chicago – so its gonna be a long one. Was great spending the 4th with the fam in MN! Celebrated my uncle’s 50th and a lot of other July birthdays! Hope you all had a fun 4th!