LAST WEEK IN FEBRUARY…CON’T

       Saturday I stopped for breakfast on the way to meet our group of 50 headed out on a Home Tour to see 4 different homes in the Teotitlan Zapotec village of weavers dating back to 700-800 when Monte Alban and Atzopa were abandoned. These are their descendants.

We met in Llano Park and loaded into Vans, departed and arrived at our first home owned by the now President of the library, Rebecca and her husband Tom.

 She greeted us but Tom was stricken with Montezuma’s Revenge.  Rebecca said the home took four years to build on the property they purchased and was all solar with the same electrical system as a regular home in the US.  She has all the modern appliances except a clothes dryer. She is a semi-retired Master Horticulturist and planted and designed the xeriscape garden in the desert with plants needing the most water closet to the house to catch the grey water run off.  Only the Bougainvillea need watering.  They capture all there water into a cistern through a system of troughs and pipes.  This is truly a beautiful home.

We went through the house in 6 groups with leaders guiding us and answering questions.
Michelle the Organizer of the Event

Gail our group tour guide.

Rebecca is also a Weaver…nice loom.

We ended the tour back outside then went back for appetizers to go with our cocktails…of course.

Then off like a Roadrunner we moved on to a Bed and Breakfast and home of long time residents of Teotitlan.  One of the Partner’s parents previously owned the property before they passed away.

 Bottom Right is One Owner………………………With Peter raising his hand behind him.

CASA TOLENTINE

Next we moved to our Organizer’s home not far away.   Michelle greeted us with a brief bio on the 17 room home with I think 7-8 bedrooms and a view from everywhere.

MICHELLE’S STORY WHILE I THINK I’LL FINISH THIS DRINK.

IT’S NOT WINE…AGUA FRESCA

CHEF PRETENDING TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL

OPP’S…WHAT HAPPEN TO THAT SPECIAL

BEDROOM WITH A VIEW

ONE FATTY PORK RIB, WILTED SALAD, POTATO OMELET AND CRUST OF BREAD..MEZCAL WAS ONLY 10 PESOS 

         We departed but some cattle delayed us for a short time.

Dessert was waiting at our last house that sat in the middle of the desert with a 360 view from the rooftop. Norma rents the home with a long term lease from a nice older Mexican Couple .  She retired from teaching at U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…I think. The house was small with everything you would want.

We returned home just at nightfall.

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