On to Patzquaro
07 February 2016 | Villa Patzquaro RV park
Fred/warm in the day and in the 40's at night
On to Patzquaro
We stayed a few nights at Roca Azul and it was pleasant. One day we drove to the north side of Lake Chapala and there was a neat village on the lake called Ajijic. Vey upscale and we had a very nice lunch in te Pazaro Bistro.
The next morning we took off for Patzquaro via the southern way around the lake. That was a mistake as it went through small villages with numerous "topes" and our average speed was probably 30 or less. The road condition was bad as well and after leaving the lake we were climbing on twisty roads. Got stopped at a military checkpoint (our first for this trip) and asked where we were going. We told him and he said we had to take an alternate route as it was unsafe to go on the shortcut. Don't know why and didn't ask, just said "Yes Sir" and moved on. Turned out that's probably the way we would have gone.
By the time we got to Urapan we'ed been on too much bad road so looked in our trusty guide book and found the Pie de la Sierra hotel and campground. Had it all to ourselves and set up and took a well earned nap. Had a good dinner in the restaurant and a hot shower and off to bed.
Next morning it was 1 hour drive to Patzquaro and we found a really nice little town 7200' high in the Pines! The first of the Pueblo Magico's and the town that Penny's grandfather grew up in. Stayed at the Villa Patzquaro RV park on a nice grassy area. 3 other campers there, Dagmar and Manfred from Germany, Sandy and Tony ,English immigrants to Canada, and Al and Marilyn from Oregon. We stayed 3 nights and Penny or I will post our adventures in town next.