San Luis Potosi. Getting settled

Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make, so travel often and live life with open eyes and heart.”

Hola from San Luis Potosi. It has been a while since my last post. We have been busy getting settled into our new home but did take time out to explore. We were fortunate to have met Jim and Karen, who spent an inordinate amount of time showing us places to grocery shop, furniture shop and much more. They have certainly made getting settled a whole lot easier. We have never lived in a city, so having stores such as Costco, Super Walmart, Sears, etc. is a real bonus.

San Luis Potosi is a very walkable city with excellent weather, warm during the day and cool at night. For us, it is perfect!

We have a beautiful park near us, Tequisquiapan Park. It is a lovely place to grab something to eat from food carts or take out from the many restaurants around the park and enjoy the park and, of course, people-watching.

On Sunday evenings, people come to dance or watch. There are people who I think belong to a dance group that entertains anyone watching. They are dressed up, and the men are in what is described as “zoot” suits. You must get there early to get a seat or bring your own. In the video below, you will see an older woman who shows you are never too old to enjoy dancing.

On September 16, we went to watch the Independence Day parade. It was an excellent show of Mexican pride and patriotism.


Our friends took us to Tangamanga Park. It is huge, being over 1,000 acres. It is the second-largest park in Mexico. It was an old airport and was turned into a park in 1985. In the park, you can BBQ, walk, run, visit the museum, sports fields, outdoor shows and two lakes, to name a few things you can enjoy in this park. You would need at least two days to see everything in the park.

On Sundays, they have herds of sheep that roam the park and eat the grass. Great for the sheep, park and, environment.

I realize this is a video-heavy blog, but sometimes pictures do not do the description justice. There is so much to do in and around San Luis Potosi, and it will take a while to see everything. We are beginning to meet people, Mexican and “gringos”. The only downfall is the altitude. It is playing havoc on my asthma, but I am determined to find a way to make it more bearable.

Until next time.


2 replies
  1. Gera
    Gera says:

    Thanks for sharing another slice of your life, Suzanne. The videos and photos give a good sense of the San Luis Potosi vibe. Love the dancing in the square! I understand the challenges of living at a higher elevation. I’m in Oaxaca City for a couple of months and it’s only 5000+ ft.; I’m also having a struggle adjusting given that most of my life is at sea level. Stay well and see you in Melaque.


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