I have to admit that my feelings about Mexico have recently changed. You see, years ago my husband would go on annual mission trips to Mexico and I judged Mexico based on the pictures I saw when he returned. The last thing I thought about was sweeping sands and ancient ruins. I mean, I thought about ruins, just not the kind you would actually want to visit on vacation. I guess I have always considered Mexico to be more like a mission field and less like a beautiful place to have a romantic vacation (which truthfully, it's still a mission field regardless of what it looks like; but you know what I mean!
Maybe you're wondering why Mexico has been on my brain lately... well let me show you:
Yep... this is why! Luke Bryan, our favorite country artist is playing in Mexico this year. Add Florida Georgia Line to that, and oh my goodness, we want to go to Mexico next year! Now, if we could only find babysitters and win the lottery, we'd be all set. In all seriousness though, seeing the pictures for this event made me rethink my feelings about Mexico. Being a researcher I set out on a journey to see what else Mexico has to offer, and I thought I would share them with you.... Come on, you know you're thirsting for some knowledge too! 😉
1. Pico de Orizaba - The highest point in Mexico is both beautiful and volcanos!
I am clearly not a geography buff. I had no idea such beautiful creations existed in Mexico. I would love to visit this volcano (from a safe distance of course) and the surrounding area. From all of the pictures I have seen this area looks beautiful!
2. Volcano Bunnies - Since we are already talking about volcanoes, I would like to add that Mexico is home to the endangered Volcano Rabbit which lives on the slopes of volcanoes near Mexico City. I would love to see these primitive cuties for myself.
3. Hummingbirds - Mexico is home to 50 species of hummingbirds. My late mother-in-law loved hummingbirds and collected humminbird memorabilia, she would have loved to see so many different types and I would love it too.
4. House of the First Print Shop in the Americas - The name kind of says it all. I would love to see this. As a writer, I think it would be fascinating to visit the first print shop used in the Americas. I'm enjoying history more as I get older. I don't know why, but as a child it all seemed so irrelevant. It matters to me much more now.
5. Mexico City is built over the ruins of a great Aztec city. Don't worry, I don't live under a rock. I remember learning a little about this when my parents went to Mexico, but after researching and seeing so many pictures online, this area is now on my bucket list!
So, those are just a few things I learned about Mexico, and some of the reasons I would love to visit now. I hope you learned something new, and if not feel free to school me! I love learning 🙂