I completely forgot to tell you about the tour I took in Oaxaca last February. It was fun to be participant instead of the organizer. It was a tour of historic organs of Oaxaca (who knew?) and for me it was a chance to see something like 16 churches in 7 days. That's my idea of a good time.
At times there were as many as 80 of us in four 20 person vans cruising the backroads of Oaxaca, climbing staircases and peering into side rooms. Musicians, art restorers, organ makers, Mexican students studying organ, snowbirds, and church geeks (that would be me) made up this multicultural bunch.
We were greeted by locals everywhere we went, got up close and personal with organs, heard some great music, and ate some good food - one of those memorable meals will always be the sheep barbacoa we enjoyed in Tiltepec.
And click here if you'd like to see a small album of photos from the tiniest church we went to.