“A brand new day, it can’t get worse.”

Sorry if I’ve been away for too long. Been kinda busy.

Since I told you all I was already feeling better a lot of stuff has happened. First, around may the third or so, there was this pretty awesome reunion from all the family on my mother’s side. It was in a beautiful place called "Rayones", which is located in Nuevo Leon state, north from here.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rayones is a municipality in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. It is named after the Rayón brothers, who were insurgent heroes of the country’s independence achieved in 1821. The town was founded in 1852.

It is a small village consisting of fourteen streets, lying in the middle of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range, in the northeast of Mexico. In the area near Rayones are the municipalities of Galeana (due south), Santiago (due north), and the state of Coahuila, due west. Rayones marks the beginning of the Zona Ixtlera, the southernmost region of the state of Nuevo Leon.

Access to Rayones is difficult. The main highway, coming from Montemorelos, is a challenge for most drivers. The unpaved highway coming from Galeana is even more risky, as it is a two-way road where only one vehicle fits; it is rocky, lined by a dangerous cliff and has no guard rail.

Rayones, however, is a touristic delight for offroad enthusiasts who travel long distances from the state’s capital, Monterrey, crossing the Pilón river, the town’s primary water source. Several lodging places surround the town, and the local hotel accommodates the convoys. The municipality has some interesting landmarks such as La Cebolla (the Onion), a hilltop with a pleasurable scenic overview.

Extensive pecan tree plantations in the region bring prosperity to Rayones; pecans being the main product commercialized by locals. The traditional ‘Feria de la Nuez’ or Pecan Fair is held annually as a tourist attraction and a merchant exchange, with traditional dances and exhibitions also offerred.


If you want to see some pics from the place -did I say it was a really beautiful small town in the middle of the mountains?- check them out here: http://nuevoleon.wordpress.com/category/rayones-nl/

Later on I hope to upload mine, but I want to put some watermark on them first.



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