Travel: Oaxaca, Mexico to Huron, Ohio

As a missionary kid I have been blessed with the opportunities to travel and see the world. Admittedly, living in Mexico does not provide an impressive array of countries to see, especially when I go to college in Indiana. But 3,000 miles distance from home to school means that there is plenty to see! After going to see the Bible dedication and attending my brother's graduation, my brother, mom and I drove 3,000 miles from Oaxaca, Mexico, the very southern state of Mexico, to Huron, Ohio, right on Lake Erie. Along the way I took some pictures to keep a record of the interesting things we did and saw along the way. Some of the pictures were taken with my Sony a330 DSLR; others were taken by my Motorola Moto G camera phone. 

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This picture was taken somewhere in southern Mexico as we drove through the mountains on the first day away from home. The roads were pretty nice, but it was a little rainy and very mountainous. We flew right through those mountains.

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I took this picture with my Sony a330. This is the Cathedral of San Miguel in Guanajuato. We made a detour to check it out and MAN was it worth it. Built from pink stone, it is simply gorgeous, as is the surrounding city. The city of San Miguel still retains much of its colonial feel, and it was like being transported to another era as we drove over the ridge down to the valley. 

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Also in San Miguel we stopped by a wonderful little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that served traditional hot chocolate and churros. Mom has wonderful blue eyes, and they just popped in that restaurant. She didn't really understand the picture, but I thought it was fun. 

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Once we crossed the border into Texas, we stopped at the Houston Museum of Modern Art. There was an installation by Jesus Rafael Soto, a Venezuelan kinetic artist. It was ethereal to walk around the long white and yellow plastic tubes without being able to see very far. This is my brother posing for me. 

Out next big stop was the Parthenon replica in Nashville, Tennessee. It was almost closing time, but my brother and I went in to see if they would not let us in for just a couple minutes. After a security guard yelling at us and telling us we had two minutes, we scampered in and out like no one's business. These little boys were playing soccer outside, and I waited until the ball was up in the air before taking the shot. 

Our last stop before reaching Huron was a stop to ride on a canal boat. The horses were real, the boat was real, and the canal was real! But we were still definitely in the 21st century. It was a very soothing ride up and down the canal and it was great to step back in time and see how life used to be. 

All in all it was a great trip. Great company and great sights to see along the way.

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