Our first stop after leaving Cholula was Patzcuaro. It's a 300 mile drive (long way for us), but much of it is on cuotas (toll roads) including the Arco Norte which loops around Mexico City. Our Streets and Trips mapping program doesn't have the newest western section of the Arco Norte, but Brian was able to show our route using the Streets and Trips "Create GPS Trail" function. The thinner blue line is where we actually drove on the Arco Norte.
Valle de Juarez
The drive from Patzcuaro to VdJ is 147 miles and takes pretty much all day. The road we take is curvy and goes through lots of towns, all with their share of topes. It's a beautiful drive and provides an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the view.
Roca Azul Resort on Lake Chapala is 50 miles from Valle de Juarez. The closest town is Jocotepec, and it's not far from Ajijic, Chapala, and Guadalajara.
We found a nice spot for the Bus with a view of our neighbor's garden. There are several spaces here with long term renters.
While we've enjoyed our stay at Roca Azul and had fun with Ken and Kris, as well as our friend Micky who lives in Ajijic, we're ready to hit the road. Next stop, Guanajuato.