We’re staying in Morelia, capital of the state of Michoacán. Morelia was originally named Valladolid but was renamed in honor of José María Morelos after the Mexican revolution. It’s a gorgeous city with a very European colonial feel.
Our hotel in the historic center only has eight rooms, each named after and containing art from a different famous artist. We’re in the Alfredo Zalce suite, named for the Mexican muralist, a less-famous contemporary of Diego Rivera.
This is the birthplace home of José María Morelos, hero of the war for Mexican independence (and executed by firing squad for treason against the royal crown of Spain). Note the individually placed small rocks in the mortar between the large stones.
Look closely and you’ll see this gal is carrying an infant in a baby carrier on the back of the bike. Gives true meaning to Motorcycle Mama (in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico).