We left the hostel at 545am to drop Christo off at the airport, and then Luke and I headed north towards Xilitla, our first planned stop. I’d written up a little itinerary a few days earlier, just to make sure the distances and stops were feasible, and we were happy for the early start to ‘catch up’ on our drive north!
We drove over a twisty mountain pass and down into the valley where Xilitla is. We went out to visit the Edward James Gardens in Las Pozas, the whole reason for this stop. It was 50 pesos each to see the most amazing sculpture garden I’ve even seen! Both Luke and I felt like little kids running around in a playground full of amazing pools, waterfalls, jungle plants, and endless stairs and sculptures. I’ll post some of Luke’s beautiful photography when he’s done editing, but for now mine will have to do.
We ate a gourmet meal just off the central square in Xilitla, and decided camping on the street was the safest and easiest option. Stuffing two dogs and two adults in the back of the truck wasn’t super easy, and we actually ended up sleeping with only a sheet over us because it was pretty warm in there! Tomorrow night we will be in Monterrey, and hopefully will find a hotel where we can all stretch out.