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During July 2003, I traveled to central Mexico on business.  While I had been to Tijuana, this time I was able to see a more realistic Mexico. I spent the first part of my trip working in Torreon.  Torreon is primarily an industrial city of nearly 500,000.  If you should find yourself in Torreon, make a side trip to the park in Lerdo (adjacent town) for Mexico's best ice cream! You can get a great view of the city from the "Cristo de las Noas", a smaller version of the statue in Brazil.

The second week was in San Luis Potosi.  On the Sunday between, I toured the San Luis Potosi "Centro" with my host. SLP was settled over 350 years ago by the Spanish and was a mining city.  It is slightly larger at over 500,000 population. Take the time to walk around the downtown (Centro).  There is a wonderful mixture of old buildings, magnificent churches and well kept parks and plazas.

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View of Torreon

Park in Lerdo - Mexico's best ice cream

"Door to the City of Torreon"

Largest Corona brewery in Mexico

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San Luis Potosi street

SLP Government building

SLP Plaza

Statue in SLP park

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Another view of park in SLP

SLP near the market

Back altar in SLP church

Famous SLP residence

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Another SLP church altar

Many churches in SLP

SLP fountain and park

The old money house - SLP

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Old SLP building

Beautiful church - SLP

Christ statue - Torreon

Christ statue - Torreon

In September, I headed back to Mexico.  This trip was to Torreon, Guadalajara and San Luis Potosi.  On Sunday in the middle of the trip, I toured around Guadalajara with my host.  Here are some pictures I took in the Guadalajara "Centro".

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We had lunch at La Feria - Restaurant Bar y Amigos at Corona No 291 (esq Heroes), Col Centrol C.P.  Good food and we were treated to a typical Guadalajara show, complete with 12 piece mariachi band.  Shows are at 3:30 and 10:00.

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While in Mexico, I worked with some great people.  They helped make my visit a real pleasure.

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