This weekend we took a big group trip out to Toluca, the monarch butterfly sanctuary at Piedra Herrada, and finished up the day at Valle de Bravo with people from work.
After leaving at the crack of dawn, we arrived in our first stop of the day, Toluca, a town just about an hour outside of Mexico City, known for it's amazing stained glass. First we visited the Cosmo Vitral Botanical Garden which was converted from the town's main market. The early morning sun shining through the stained glass windows was spectacular, and I dare say it...magical! ;)
Well we could only stand the magicalness for about 20 minutes before we got bored, so we spent the rest of our time walking around the zocalo / main square and checking out the old Spanish churches, etc. Then it was time to load back into the buses for the next segment of our trip...BUTTERFLIES!
Welcome to Toluca!
Entrance to the Botanical Garden
Stained glass AND plants! In one location! Amazing!
Of course, Autumn immediately found the one cactus!
Ok, ready to go!
I love gold!
Main Cathedral of Toluca.