Monday, November 18, 2019

A Walk Around Chihuahua

We woke up this morning to more battery woes. For some reason our LiPO batteries lost their charge overnight. Through the collective effort of Larry, Aron, and Roger, it was determined that two of the sixteen cells were not charging as well as the other cells and therefore compromising the charging capacity of all the other cells. By 1130, they had the solar panels sending power to the remaining batteries, and we were able to run the propane refrigerator again. And by 330 when we returned from our walk and lunch in town, the batteries were fully charged.  

Today was a national holiday in Mexico commemorating the start of the Mexican Revolution on November 20, 1910 against dictator Porfirio Diaz and the liberation of the land for farmers.  Lots of families were downtown, and we could hear various trumpets blaring all day, even now as I am typing this at 9 pm!

Larry writing down the voltages of the battery cells. The bad cells are the blue objects in the foreground.
Statue we saw on the Avenida Universidad as we made our way to the Catedral Metropolitana de Chihuahua.

They were happy to strike a pose for me. Today was a national holiday in Mexico, Dia de la Revolution.  There were lots of families out in the parks and in the center of Chihuahua.

The Cathedral of Chihuahua was built between 1725 and 1792.  The Wikipedia page has a beautiful photo of the cathedral; I think there had been some sort of play performed in front of the cathedral and the structures in front were part of the set.

Pedro de Jesus Maldonado Lucero was a diocesan priest who became the first canonized saint and martyr from Chihuahua City, Mexico.  

In the plaza in front of the cathedral, I watched a flock of birds fly around in a continuous circle.

We had a lovely long lunch at the Restaurante La Casona. Afterwards, we walked back through Chihuahua to our campers.

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