Las Golondrinas

We're hanging out at True Believers for 24 Hour Comics Day; just hanging out, liveblogging it, helping out with getting food and stuff. Trying to take this opportunity to catch up on some other blogging.

So, a couple weeks back when M+D+S were in town, we spent Sunday at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Kind of like Old Sturbridge Village or Williamsburg, it's a sort of a living history museum. This one's a ranch from Spanish colonial times, including a few buildings relocated from around the state (including one built for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. We were there for the Fall Harvest Festival; which was nice, because there were all sorts of activities there. But it did get kinda crowded.

We wandered the hacienda. I made a tortilla.

All headed over to see a presentation on the vaqueros, and then one on/by La Llorona. The actress performs as the character, but also breaks it at appropriate (and funny) times to explain the legend.

We had some lunch, then walked through the other displays away from the main buildings. It's a pretty big place.

A couple more hours there, it was getting crowded and cool (the weather's been cooling off pretty dramatically here recently), so we called it a day.

The next night we went out to dinner at Bert's la Taqueria, left them with suggestions for the rest of the week, and then we were on our way out of town.

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