Mexico City photos

Here are a few photos from the two days we spent in Mexico City in December:

They put an ice rink in the zócalo(center city square) with ice hockey demonstrations.  That was, umm, unique for Mexico.  The locals said that is the first time they’ve ever done it.

Ice Rink

Shot of the zócalo, with a gigantic Mexican flag in the center and a large cathedral at the rear.

Flag and Cathedral

Another shot of the cathedral.

Cathedral

I couldn’t believe how decorated the zócalo was for Christmas.  It was really cool.

Christmas Decorations

The girls enjoyed a trip to the zoo, which was free – who knew?!

Hippos

The museum of anthropology was really cool.  The only drawback to going with little kids was that we could never stay in one place long enough to learn much about what we were looking at.  Here are some photos, though:

Museum 1

That’s our friend J.C. from Mission Training School who was with us for the day.  Above him is an Aztec calendar.

JC and Calendar

One of the few times Lauryn stood in one place :)  She’s in front of a statue of Cuitlahuac, for whom her kindergarten is named.

Museum 2

This roof at the museum is held up only by that central column.  Pretty impressive!

The Awesome Roof

More museum…

Museum 3

This was interesting – We didn’t catch the whole performance, but these guys spin around upside down until they’re hanging way high up, then they spend several minutes unwinding while they chant, play drums, etc.  This was in the huge park (Parque de Chapultepec) that the zoo, museum of anthropology, and President’s house, among other things, are in.

Hangmen

The Christmas lights all around the zócalo were spectacular at night – the photo doesn’t do them justice.

Christmas Lights

By the end of a long day, Molly was asleep standing up.

Nap Time

And…that’s all folks!

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