Friday, March 7, 2014

Bus Stop Madonna

If you've ever driven the roads of our southern neighbors you'll know that this shrine at a rural bus stop is there for a reason!  Having survived the "chicken buses" in Guatemala, I wasn't too upset by the Indy 500 driver wannabe that we had in Puerto Vallarta, but putting a "gringo tree" next to this shrine was a nod to some of my travel partners!   By the way, a "gringo tree" is aka the Gumbo-limbo tree or copperwood.  Its colloquial name comes from the red, flaky bark that looks like the peeling red skin of gringo visitors who spend too much time in the Mexican sun.

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