Teotihuacan, our day trip from Mexico City in photos

Although many of our fellow Mexico City pilgrims had started trickling into town Monday afternoon, Wednesday was officially the first day of our itinerary. The first and only destination for the day was the pyramids at Teotihuacan, but this was a pilgrimage group, so of course we prayed first. And ate.

Holy Mass at Inmaculada Concepción, Mexico City
Because we now had a priest with us, Wednesday started out with Holy Mass. The fraternity to which the priest belongs has a chapel in Mexico City, Inmaculada Concepción. This was a Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
Breakfast at Vips, Mexico City
The pastor of Inmaculada Concepción recommended a nearby place for breakfast. I was thrilled to try something local, so my heart sank a bit when it turned out to be Vips, a Mexican diner chain not unlike Denny’s. On the plus side, it was set up well for a large group like ours.
Greetings from Teotihuacan visitor center
After a lot of driving, including following some bad directions that set us back close to an hour, we finally arrived at Teotihuacan. This scary looking creature greeted us at the visitor center.
Mini pyramid at Teotihuacan
A pyramid! Not exactly, and hardly the one we were looking for.
Walking towards the pyramids at Teotihuacan
There were several parking areas near the pyramids at Teotihuacan, so we naturally parked at the one furthest away. Fortunately it was a nice day for a walk, neither too hot nor too sunny.
Looking up at the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
Eventually we got close enough to the Pyramid of the Sun to see just how big it is. The little dots up the middle of the pyramid are people. We would be among them shortly.
Two pilgrims at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
I know I’ve already posted this photo of Kathryn and me at the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, with Teotihuacan below us. You can also see the smaller Pyramid of the Moon over Kathryn’s left shoulder. Credit again to Ted Brennan for taking the photo.
Descending the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
For me personally, the vertigo kicks in when faced with a steep descent like this, but I managed well. Kathryn used her cane as a hiking stick the entire day at Teotihuacan, making me wish I’d had one. Without the back surgery, of course.
Looking back at the Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan
We reached the bottom and took one last look at the Pyramid of the Sun. To keep things orderly, visitors ascend on one side in descend on the other. The clouds were turning grayer, and we did receive a little light rain on the way back to the Teotihuacan parking lot.

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