Monday, November 8, 2010

The Best Ice Cream and not too far from San Miguel de Allende

My group and I had just had a huge comida (lunch in Spanish) over in Guanajuato at Restarante Las Mecedes.  We had a variety of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, the special house cocktail, a sizeable entree and of course, dessert.  We all proclaimed that we could not eat another thing and maybe dinner was not going to be in our future.  Into the vans we went and on to Dolores Hidalgo.
After we shopped like crazy at JMB Talavera (maybe that burns calories...), I mentioned that Dolores Hidalgo was famous for its ice cream.  You guessed it, we made a bee line to the town's main square.
There are over 20 different flavors; vanilla with pine nuts and dried fruit, guacamole, shrimp, chocolate, pistachio, beer...  Dudley, Ronda, Phoebe and Alice are trying to make a decision on what flavor to order.
Samples are plentiful and Matina tried quite a few before she zeroed in on her favorite.  She did try the Cerveza (beer) flavor and said it was pretty good.
Dudley is getting ever last drop, it was sooooo good.  The main square was so pretty, spotless and the Bougan Villia spectacular.
Every Thursday this gentleman plays and sings in the grand gazebo.  As we were leaving the square, he announced over his microphone, "Thank you people from the United States for visiting Dolores Hidalgo."
 Children were playing and having fun chasing the pigeons.
There is  large sculpture of Father Hidalgo in the center of the square.
It was a beautiful ending to a wonderful day.  Into the vans, happy as clams, and back to San Miguel de Allende.  And in case you were wondering, we did go out for a bite to eat that evening. 

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