We are here - only took ten hours... That was a long car ride in a small mini van! Lots of tiny speed bumps and I am too tall for the back seat so I hit my head repeatedly. We are staying in a small, very poor town with lots of old men that are sad! And it is freezing - but I am the only one with warm clothes. I am so glad I brought my down jacket and wool sweater! No electricity in the hotel but they hope to have it back by tonight - we hope so too! After sleeping very little last night I am ready for a shower, some TV and some sleep!
We did see a very pretty town on the way here, Jalpan, with a mission founded by Junipero Serra. We crossed the Sierra Gorda which is pretty and extremely winding roads.
Tomorrow we are visiting a magical castle created by a Brit by the name of Edward James who settled here in the 1940s, called Las Pozas.
Thanks for all your comments!! Don't have time to comment now, will later! But yes, we did leave early, at 3am, and made it through Mexico City - or Mexico Distrito Federal, Federal District - that's where the DF comes from. The toll roads were good. And the city really is huge!