Parque Mirador

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One of the many treasures I have found in Guadalajara is Parque Mirador. Located at the end of the Macrobus line on Independencia Norte, Mirador is about a 20 minute ride from Centro Guadalajara.

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The park is also adjacent to a university campus. I often see students lounging about or playing sports in the area overlooking the canyon. I wish my campus in Canada would have had a spectacular view like this.

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As I meander through the park, I admire the vegetation. In July everything has turned very green from all the rain. There are benches scattered throughout the park where I often sit and enjoy the greenery. The view of the canyon is always close by in the background. 

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There is an interesting playground area in the park. The slides, climbing structures and swings are of colorful metal construction, but would never meet the Canadian safety standards.

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There is a small restaurant where I often gaze out at the canyon while sipping a Negra Modelo.

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A large statue of Hidalgo is prominently displayed in the park and is visible from the street outside.

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Parque Mirador. The air is often filled with voices and laughter as it is a popular place for picnics with families and friends. At other times the peace and tranquility lends itself to reading a book. But what I like best is that I can lose myself in my thoughts and rest in the moment.

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About iamkaren23

I am a Canadian writer currently living in Leavenworth, Washington. I published When Glad Becomes Sad in 2009. My second book, Alive Again, was published in March of 2015. Both are self-help books. I am currently working on a third book, this time a work of fiction.

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