Twenty five representatives from Pleasanton left to visit Sister City of Tulancingo in the state of Hidalgo Mexico to celebrate the 36th anniversary. The people of Tulancingo were awaiting to show their City and just enjoy and strengthen friendships. After all these years, deep life-long friendships have formed and we are family.
The delegation flew into Mexico City and spent the first night there. The next day they visited Mexico City including historic downtown to see the many museums, archaeological zones, and beautiful old buildings.
In Tulancingo they checked into a favorite hotel “Hotel Colonial” in downtown. A wine-bread-cheese reception was waiting.
They have several people named Tere and they sponsor the Tere’s breakfast in the hotel. A visit was made to Zacatlan, a Puebla Magico. There was free time in Tulancingo complete with the local symphony orchestra.
The next morning, the visitors each had breakfast with a host family. Then it was off to a “Day of the Dead offering party.” This year’s theme was from the movie “Coco.” The costumes and face paintings were unbelievable. The Mariachi’s were fantastic.
The next day the Soroptimist Club hosted breakfast. Then it was off to a very special place, Asilo de San Jose, a girls shelter/orphanage. Lunch was served at La Preferida Restaurant, owned by the Melendez family, members of this organization, complete with a Mexican band. That night there were home dinners with a host family.
The next day breakfast was hosted by the Lion’s Club. In the evening there was a farewell party.
The next morning, the Firefighters hosted breakfast. Then it was off to the airport and home. Seven people did an extended trip to Chiapas.
Planning underway for the Tulancingo delegation visit to Pleasanton in April 2020. Tri-Valley residents are invited to join the visit to learn why the Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association is so popular and how we all benefit in every way from this cultural exchange.