Celaya Road Trip

A wonderful trip to central Mexico.

20080619 to 20080520

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Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan, MX.
Canon 1DsM3, 300mm, 1/400 at f/10 ISO 100. All photos copyright, Bill Caid 2008. All rights reserved.

The Trip

Good friends of ours, Roberto and Adriana Espinoza, invited us to the first communion of their 3 boys in their hometown of Celaya, Mexico. Kathleen and I were honored by the invitation and made arrangements to go. Also invited were other members of the San Diego Unimog community including Kai Serrano, his wife Tina and their children Parker and Jackie; and Mark and Annie Mitchell. Also invited were Carlos and Michelle, some family friends of Roberto's that we had not met before this trip.

Logistics were somewhat complicated because it required travel in a foreign country. And, the plane flights left from Tijuana rather than San Diego, so we had to make the first part of the journey by car and cross the border before we flew.

The plan was to fly to Leon in the Mexican state of Guanajuato and then travel to our hotel in Celaya in a van that Roberto had rented to ferry us around. The first day we visited the pyramids at Teotihuacan. The following day we attended the first communion followed by a huge party. The last day we visited the colonial city of Guanajuato.

Trip Details

The link table below contains links to the daily adventures that include photos and dialog about what we saw.


Links to Daily Adventures
Segment Dates Adventure Location
20080619 - 20
Pyramids at Teotihaucan
First Communion Ceremony and Party

Side Trip to Guanajuato



Roberto and Adriana were most gracious hosts. They provided for our every need and renting the van was a great way to keep the group together and engaged. Everyone had a great time and the locations that our hosts chose to take us to really highlighted the traditions and culture of Mexico.

Traveler's Advice

We traveled over the border in both directions on foot to make things easy. The Customs and Border Patrol regulations have recently changed and all individuals on foot must have a valid passport to return to the U.S. If you choose to travel in Mexico, you should always check the current regulations before departing. Also, you should be aware that some countries will reject your entry if your passport is due to expire in six months or less. Currently, Mexico requires purchasing a tourist visa to vist regions of the country that are not in the border zone. The price of a visa is 200 pesos (about $20) and they are valid for 180 days from purchase.


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