I don’t spend all my time in museums and churches. I do spend a fair amount of time outdoors. There is a lovely park about a away from where I’m staying, and it’s my favorite place to go when I want to color. I pack up my gel pens and coloring pages and enjoy it far more than coloring indoors. People are curious and I get into some interesting conversations. Just the other day I taught a little girl how to count up to ten in English.
Parque Hidalgo is another park I visited a couple of weeks ago with my friend Iracema and her four-month-old son Ian. It goes without saying that there is an abundance of greenery due to the beautiful weather here in Aguascalientes.
This park also has animals. Most are caged but some of the larger birds roam free.
There is an amusement park area with rides for the children.
My favorite part was the fountain area. I always find water calming. I was also delighted to see ducks swimming around in the pond.
Another park Iracema took me to was Rodolfo Landeros. This park was huge and I intend to go back there. This time I will rent a motorized golf cart as it was impossible to see everything in one day only walking. Bicycles are also popular rentals here.
We came across a beautiful lake with an abundance of swans, geese and ducks. I even got a close up of one of these beautiful creatures.
As much as I would have liked to sit there all day and meditate by the water, there were other places to see in the park.
We climbed up a flight of stairs to the top of a hill where we had a magnificent view of the park and the lake below. We actually did stay there for a while admiring the view.
We continued our walk and came across some animals.
Unfortunately the aviary was closed. Apparently one of the animals had gotten loose and had feasted on the birds that were non-flyers. Only a handful of birds perched up high were safe that day.
Our final stop was Cabana Juan Chavez, home of the Mexican equivalent of Robin Hood. This is not a place for anyone with vertigo. I have climbed pyramids, explored underground caves and mines. And I can now say I have experienced the Cabana. I am thankful for the guard rails but not so thankful for the slippery black stones.