Sunday night on Lo de Marcos, we were invited to a party in the beautiful home of an Argentine wine merchant. Many of our old acquaintances from previous trips to Lo de Marcos were there, including the Swiss architect of this beautiful new house and his Canadian artist wife. Hearing that we were planning to catch a bus from Punta Mita to Guadalajara, they insisted we ride with them, as they had plans to leave in the morning. We left at 6:45 am; the ride over the mountains was beautiful. Agave for tequila is one of the main crops we saw.
By afternoon, we arrived in Centro Guadalajara. Our hotel was just a few blocks from the cathedral plaza. After checking in, we wandered around the city enjoying the many beautiful old colonial buildings, including government buildings, churches, and museums. Guadalajara is bustling and prosperous, with much new construction, as well as renovation of the many classic Baroque buildings.