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Christmas Ornaments

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Christmas Ornaments

We have driven by the cuota (toll road) exit a number of times and not taken the time to visit. Former mining town that switched to making glass items and Christmas ornaments when the mines dried up. We only had a short visit but do plan on a return to this picturesque town in the hills of Michoacan:https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/118146709599975173363/albums/6048519618385305585

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1. Re: Christmas Ornaments

Tlalpujahua is a wonderful little mountain town. We stayed for two nights in April, 2014 -- our visit was an exploratory visit for an upcoming longer stay to observe the Monarch butterflies in November. We visited on the weekend so we could attend the regional weekend tianguis (market).

During the visit we went to the nearby (5 miles approx) El Oro Gold Mine museum, bought lots of glass ornaments, and scoped out the area for future family visit. In addition to the glass works there is a multitude of stone sculpture (fountains, statues, balistrades, etc) that are made by the local artesians and quarried from local rock.

the town has a website - http://www.tlalpujahua.com/ - and it lists many of the local small hotels. We stayed at the Hotel Jardin -- it is above a hardware store and a "climb" up to the very clean, comfortable, but spartan rooms. As is common in small towns, communal kitchen facitilities (in this case rooftop) are available to the guests.

The town can be found on Google streetview and there is a bank ATM. Finding one's way around is confusing until the realization sets in that there are TWO large churches in this small town -- approximatley 200 meters apart (uphill vs downhill).

There is enough English spoken in town and the people are very welcoming so, being a visitor is pleasant adventure.

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This is such an easy side trip off the cuota. Even with all the topes restricting your speed, it takes maybe 15 minutes. We shot "dash cam" video footage driving into Tlalpujahua and then back out to the cuota. This is a condensed version but it will give an idea of the drive:

http://youtu.be/97ha93Emq-M

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My family has had the gift of ornaments to all members every year and would like to have a catalog on yours by email address is; fsstone21@gmail.com

I buy on the average 90 ornaments a year for family members grandchildren great-grandchildren friends special acquaintances

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