Silver, Oreos, and Nancy Sinatra’s Boots
Touring the Campo Chapels with Toone
Join a rare opportunity exploring living history on the north-south trade route for over 300 years, cloistered life, where the Revolution for Spain started, kitty cat pottery and “these boots are made for walking” indigenous culture.
Following a jaunt down the Silver Route and a visit to the last chapel/secure site for the Spanish to rest before entering San Miguel we’ll visited a cloistered monastery and their chapel. Feel free to bring chocolate covered Oreos as certain friars adore them and the sugar rush makes them a bit chatty for cloistered lads.
Next comes the chapels in Atotonilco where the Revolution from Spain began and the murals draw over 5,000 visitors every week.
Then, on a lighter note, we’ll bop out to Delores to visit a pottery factory with the most colorful dogs, cats, fish and birds in the state.
On our way back into town we’ll visit the ancient chapel where San Miguel started. Here you’ll enjoy the wide array of indigenous symbolism that including a boot wearing angels that appear to be homage to Nancy Sinatra but actually have a deeper meaning.
On Saturday, May 25th and April 1st, you can join San Miguel’s top ranked walking tour guide, and bestselling author of the SMA Secrets series of books, for this unique adventure. Space is limited so contact Joseph Toone at Joseph Toone Tours (dot com) or Toone.Joseph@yahoo.com to reserve a spot. We will be leaving town at 9AM and returning around one in the afternoon. The cost is 75 USD or 1500 pesos per person.
Joseph Toone is the Historical Society’s short-story award winning author of the SMA Secrets book series. All books in the series are Amazon bestsellers in Mexican Travel and Holidays. Toone is SMA’s expert and TripAdvisor’s top ranked historical tour guide telling the stories behind what we do in today’s SMA. Visit HistoryAndCultureWalkin