Treasures in the Desert ~ part ten
“Eureka it's named Tenancingo de Degollado”! Squawked Jack.
Bela got the link from Jack and read out loud to the others: Tenancingo de Degollado is a large municipality and also the name of a town and the municipal seat of the municipality, in the State of Mexico, Mexico . Both are commonly known as Tenancingo. The municipality is located in the south of the state, in the Tenancingo Valley, just outside the Toluca Valley. Tenancingo de Degollado is often confused with Tenancingo, Tlaxcala, which is a town in a different state.
“That sounds very confusing indeed.” said Marlene.
“Sweetheart it is confusing and I'm gonna read it a few times to get it stuck in my head”! Laughed Will.
Dora walked in asking about what was confusing and after Bela told her she asked why they were looking up that particular place.
Jack told her last night when he left the others and went back to his room he just could not sleep.
“ I just kept thinking about Rebozo so I looked it up and saw the pattern was associated with Tenancingo de Degollado”.
Dora also read the link:
It is a commercial area known for its industrious people who produce beautiful rebozos (a kind of shawl) which have been woven here since the colonial period on both backstrap and pedal looms. Several artisans also produce baskets and fine fruit liquors. Tenancingo is the home to more than two hundred carpentry workshops that fashion furniture. There are many green houses in the region that produce cut flowers. In fact the flower industry is Tenancingo's largest source of income. It is the home of the Santo Desierto del Carmen, the name of both a monastery and a national park.
“You all may think I'm a little loco but this place sounds beautiful. I think I really would like to go see this place”.
Bela said she had a passport and the funds to go. Jack also could go and Will said he and Marlene needed a vacation and they would also go.
The next week they worked on finding arrangements for airline ticket, lodging together with food and transportation as the elders in the group just could not do a lot of walking. Cameras and a few clothes they soon would be off for their seven day trip.
Mo~Jo was off to the kennel and they all took off for a Holiday together. A Holiday they would never forget!
©Julia A Knaake