The city of San Miguel de Allende was definitely worth another look before roaring off down the road on my accelerated return trip to the U.S. I got up early and Ubered into town hoping maybe I was just late on a Sunday and that the Artisan’s Marketplace might be open this morning. No, it was no fluke. The municipality has shuttered their little booths until further notice. I strolled down to the central garden and picked up a hot cup of tea to sip on a park bench.
The streets were busy with people going about their daily lives. There were lines at the bank, not sure if that’s normal or maybe a sign of the times. A few older gringos were still sitting out the pandemic in San Miguel. A group were holding down a table at the patio outside of Starbucks talking about the ongoing situation. The pharmacy was selling home made hand sanitizer so I picked up a small unmarked plastic bottle. I poked my nose into a few more shops then punched in a ride on the phone and a car appeared a few minutes later to rush back to the Hotel San Ramon.
Toilet paper hoarders here too
And bank lines
A long, unremarkable day in the saddle. We dropped down from forests into desert by the time Matehuala came into view. I was glad to see Las Palmas Halfway Inn marking the end of my driving day. The RV area was darn near full. All Canadians, lots of Québécois. I parked at the end to give as much space as possible then set up what little I was going to set up. I got Cali settled, then grabbed a cab over to the Soriano store to do a major grocery shopping. I had all of those guitar pesos I had withdrawn from the ATM and I wanted to spend them up before the peso drops even further. I’ve been using them for gas and now supplies for the dog and myself. I taxied home to find a camper inches away from me. I put everything away before having dinner and organizing for tomorrow.
I followed Pam for quite a ways…..maybe all he way to Rhode Island
Back in the desert
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You should meet up with Kevin and Ruth Read from https://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com
They are at the same spot as you. Bummer that you are heading back so early. Hopefully this will all pass soon. Greetings from Iowa!
I tried to talk to him but he didn’t seem to want to have anything to do with people outside of his group
Sweet!! Keep on Trucking Babe, Pam is a good one to follow 😃😘👏👏👏♥️♥️♥️
Hopefully you will see PJ soon. Can’t believe the T paper’s being hoarded down there too. Spent today lazing around after the phone meeting. Will attempt to sneak out tomorrow to pick up prescriptions. Travel safely. Love to you and Cali. Meema