We made our second visit to the Lake Chapala area and once again stayed at Roca Azul, which is a great park on the west side of the lake. It has a lovely pool, tennis courts, thermal pool and it's like staying in a nice resort. Our campsite overlooked the lake and we were intrigued by the fisherman who would wade out into the water, pull their nets, and toss the fish into their small boats.
We enjoyed spending time with our friend Micki whom I know from our time in Colorado. She now lives in Ajijic, on Lake Chapala, and while we enjoyed our time visiting with her I think Tilly enjoyed having a yard to run around in almost as much. Mick has been in Ajijic for over 7 years and has been great about showing us around and suggesting fun things to do. The first weekend we were there we went to a Chili Cookoff which featured not only chili but some interesting artisans and performances. We saw some incredible dancers and also some dancing horses.The dancers balanced trays with glasses on their heads while dancing - don't think I could do it.
The horses were beautiful and went through their paces with ease. There were also caballeros doing rope tricks and a guy with bolos demonstrating their use.
Brian and I went into the town of Ajijic for the first time and enjoyed looking around. Interesting place with interesting people and some fabulous murals.