I’ve been having great fun (during pauses in my wrestling match with Turbo Tax) with my new project of bringing you tastes of spring from bygone days in far (and near) reaches of my experiences. For my second installment, I’ll turn back the clock to 2004 and a trip to Mexico. One of my stops was in Monterrey, the capitol city of the state of Nuevo León. The city is surrounded by mountains, some of which have spectacular rock formations.
I had a weekend free, and a colleague invited me on an excursion to get out of the city and into the nearby canyon of La Huasteca. I was amazed by the incredible 300-meter vertical slabs of rock that surround the canyon, and the flat areas in the center with their rich perfusion of prickly-pear cactus in bloom were a delight to behold.
Any trip to the Monterrey area should include this side trip!