October in central Mexico means the end of the rainy season which arrives with a vengeance in early May. The rain turns a once dramatic, dried and yellowed landscape into pastures of green with violent seas of purple and approaching armies of tall silky corn stalks bulging with their fruit. To say goodbye to all the bright color and warmth of summer we took a trip to the lake with our dogs, Zorba (the big guy) and his son Leopoldo. Luckily we have a lot of beautiful parks here. The city where we live is not so nice, but I always say that at least it is easy to escape! The beaches of Guerreo are only a 3 hour ride to the west, mountains lush with pine trees and pyramids are only but an hour and a beautiful old hacienda turned into a park, 10 minutes.