Tuesday morning we packed our things and made our fourth and final trek across the gravel mountain road, all the way back through San Miguel de Allende and on to San Felipe, about an hour and a half in the other direction for a total of about 5 hrs of travel (apparently each day we will have a shorter drive with our last day being a mere 30 minutes).
We arrived in San Felipe around 2pm, checked in at the Casa de Cultura, made sure everything was squared away for the evening concert and went to check in to our hotel.
We went to an amazing place for lunch and had some incredibly delicious food including beautiful soups, mole, and more. The salsa here is so yummy!
After lunch we completed a speedy shopping mission as Becky had lost her sweater on the airplane on the way here. New sweater in hand we returned to the hotel. Our rooms are very cozy but comfy and open up to a light and airy terra cotta tiled courtyard. We spent the afternoon practicing in our respective rooms and I'm sure the sounds in the courtyard were akin to any music school practice room hallway.
Our evening concert in San Felipe went very well. The cultural center blocked off a section of the street and built a stage in the town square for us, complete with "Trio Nova Mundi" plastered across the backdrop. There were some chairs set up in front of the stage but a lot of people also just gathered around in and among the formal gardens in the square, sitting where they could on the brick borders of the flower beds or wherever. Hard to guess the exact turnout, but it felt like there was a good crowd.
After the concert we went back to the same restaurant where we ate lunch--this time for enchiladas, which were of course out of this world. Then Becky cashed in and headed for bed while Maureen and Elisa stayed up awhile longer with Noemi, the concert organizer, and got a little taste of Mezcal, a liquor that is made in this region.