León — Day 4

Well, today was my last full day visiting my sister in León, Guanajuato Mexico.

I have had a wonderful time visiting her and doing so many things together.

Here is what we did today:

Went walking at the Parque Metropolitano de León (my first time going a 7K walk)

Lunch at a food vendor along the road — Green Place

Driving and walked around León — and saw León’s version of Love Locks Bridge

Dinner at Panteón Taurino — which cost us $660 pesos ($33.00)

They stopped at a gelato place for a light dessert.

Again, it was a little cloudy and rained. But it was another good day.

Side note: Gacebook says it’s National Selfie Day… I included mine at the end.

Thanks for going on this journey with me.


León — Day 3

What another fabulous day in León and Guanajuato with Cynthia. Today was our roadtrip day and here is where we went.

Breakfast — Cafe Zitto

Then to “Cristo Rey del Cubilete” and then lunch at one of the food booth on the way down th ed mountain.

Next stop was San Miguel de Allende to fot some shopping.

Dinner was at Trazo 1810 for Mediterranean food.

It was a long day, but very much worthwhile.

Side pictures: Daily selfie and a picture of a bottle of Delaware Punch. I was just talking to Cynthia how I wanted to get some and before we left San Miguel, I saw a bottle of it at the store.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

León — Day 2

Had another great day in León, Guanajuato Mexico visiting my sister, Cynthia. It’s the rainy season in León and it was raining off and on, but still a fun day.

Here is what we did:

  • Shopping at the outlets (Got my Mexico Fifa jersey)
  • Lunch at one of the top Italian restaurants in León – Frascati
  • Went to Acuario del Bajío
  • Shopping at Wal-Mart
  • Driving around León

Looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

León — Day 1

Well, I had a great first day touring León, Guanajuato.

Best part was spending time with my sister, Cynthia.

Here are some of the pictures I took.

I saw this and I really need to go down the list and get rid of the things I don’t need.

When and if I move again, I will not move junk across State lines again

The first things that need to go:

  1. Towels with holes
  2. Movies I don’t watch
  3. Old magazines
  4. And God forbid… Excess Tupperware/plastic containers

Recipe to Try

Here is a recipe that I found and need to make.

Simple Italian Shrimp


• 2 lbs. of 16/20 count Wild White Gulf of Mexico Shrimp, peeled, deveined and butterflied to the tail (leave tails on)

• 1/4 lb. melted butter (or 1 stick)

• 1/4 cup dried oregano or Italian seasoning (your choice)

• 1 large lemon, squeeze the juice out for later use then cut into thin slices

• 2 tsp. of Old Bay with Garlic & Herb Seasoning

• 1 tsp. salt


1     combine the melted butter. lemon juice and seasoning into a 2-quart bowl

2     whisk all of the ingredients well for a few seconds

3     add the peeled shrimp and mix together gently and coating thoroughly

4     top the cookie tray with heavy duty aluminum foil

5     layer the top of the foil evenly with lemon slices

6     add the shrimp on top of the lemon slices until the entire tray is filled

7     place tray midway in a  preheated 350-degree oven and cook for 12 -15 min.

Defunct Restaurant Chains

I saw this post and wanted to share some of the Defunct Restaurant Chains that I remember going to.

Howard Johnson’s — Only went there a couple of times. A good place for diner food.

Kenny Rogers’ Roasters — There was one in my hometown of Flint, Michigan. It was in a food court and I only went there once.

Chi-Chi’s — one of my favorite “white” Mexican restaurants. I loved their Fried Ice Cream. My brother, Joe, would get the Seafood Enchiladas every time we went there.

Burger Chef — I liked this place because they had a condiment bar where you could add your own to your burger. As a kid, I thought that was pretty cool.

Bob’s Big Boy — Loved that place. My mom would get the Patty Melt, I would get the Big Boy Burger. I loved the garlic dressing they had for their salads. And the Chocolate Layer Cake… too die for!

Bennigan’s — Three words… Monte Cristo Sandwich! What a strange sandwich… savory and sweet at the same time.

Ponderosa Steakhouse — A weekly family place to go. I remember when you walked through the line to get your meal. Then they added the salad bar… whoa!! Making your own salad with the things you liked with a ton of 1000 Island’s Dressing!! Heaven!

A&W Drive-Ins — There were a couple of these in my hometown. Loved parking the car and eating hot dogs with the read sauce and popcorn, And the Root Beer was so frosty and cold.

Funny, how remember these places brought back fond memories.


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