Since I had such a nice time walking to the Don Quijote y Sancho Panza, I came up with the idea of picking out a new land mark each day and walking to it. After spending the better part of the day working on my blog, I went out for my walk. I had downloaded the route from Google Maps to a monument to Miguel de Cervantes. I figured that it would give me enough of a walk.
As I walked past the Plaza Del Músico, to see that a Christmas tree had been put up since I had last been through. I wonder if this is what the Cuenca Tree looks like now? (Nope, I just did a search and found that the Cuenca tree’s frame is covered with lights, no greenery.)
When I got in the vicinity of the Mercado Hidalgo de Guanajuato, the Google map kept trying to make me turn where there was no road. I eventually realized that I had to go down to the roads in one of the tunnels.
Coming out of the tunnel again, I began following Google, and found myself in small twisted roads, being challenged by dogs at every turn.
Eventually I realized that I had walked nearly two miles and I had better head home. This was also about the time I found myself at a dead end that Google thought was a pathway. As I turn around I encountered two women, one of whom pantomimed for me to put my cell phone into my purse. I showed her that it was on a leash attached to my wrist. She smiled and gave me a thumbs up.
Once I gave up on finding the passage which Google was sure was there, I walked briskly home. Though I never got to the Escultura de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the walk was fun and gave me a little more familiarity with the town.
Back home I did a careful inspection of Google maps, pretty well, decided, you can’t get there from here. I also decided that there were not enough distant sites for me to walk to each day. I will just have to find a way of making my daily walks more interesting.