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Freshly Made Tortillas – Simple But Delicious!

Tortillas are a staple in every Mexican family's diet and are eaten at almost every meal. The simple but delicious bread has grown in worldwide demand and has surpassed bagels and muffins in popularity. It is now second only to sliced bread. Every Mexican chef has his/her own recipe, but tortillas are made from three ...

2017-08-25T05:12:53+00:00 February 21st, 2017|

The Monarch Butterfly Phenomenon

Monarch butterflies migrate south in excess of 2,500 miles each year to escape cold northern winters and to hibernate in Mexico; they are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. This in itself is impressive. But what impressed me even more, on our excursion to the Reserva de la Biosfera, ...

2017-08-25T05:18:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|

Chicle & The Mexican Origins of Chewing Gum

Chewing gum. That little pack of tasty stuff we carry around in our pockets. But did you know that chewing gum actually originated in Mexico? Chicle as it is commonly known in Mexico, began its life as a natural gum that comes from the Sapodilla tree. The latex these trees produce is a natural protective ...

2017-08-25T05:23:00+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

What’s The Difference? Trot, Canter, Gallop…

Because the guests at the Rancho come from all over the world and practice different riding styles, there is sometimes confusion as to what is expected when the wranglers decide to change the pace of a ride.  Everyone seems to agree on walk but after that, disagreement abounds!  So here is our handy-dandy guide to ...

2017-08-25T11:45:17+00:00 January 10th, 2017|

The Magic of the Rancho

I can't believe another year has passed so quickly. We had a wonderful 2016, welcoming many new guests and returning friends. We celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, and retirements. We hosted weddings, retreats, missionaries, and seminars. And of course, we crafted vacations of a lifetime for guests from around the world. We thank each of you from ...

2017-08-26T14:39:01+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|

Las Posadas

Guests who visit the Rancho during the Christmas season can experience a unique tradition: Las Posadas. The singular form of the word means lodging or accommodation in Spanish.  Around the Christmas season, the plural form refers to the nine-day religious event reenacting the census pilgrimage to Bethlehem by Mary and Joseph and their search for ...

2017-08-25T12:03:21+00:00 December 20th, 2016|