Feb 19, 2018

Now that was a full day indeed

Looking at all my photos from last Saturday I realize what a busy day it had been.

Even before our beach walk we had a visit from Paul Beddows who is a huge part of one of the major caravans that come into Mexico, Caravanas de Mexico .  However Paul only volunteers his time.  Over the years we have been in touch as well as when he visited here and once the road to the Isla was completed I let Paul know and between us we manged to get his caravan company to stop here on the Isla.

Once Paul headed off back to RV2 we went on our walk and at the far end of the beach we came across all these tents.  All the women were wearing dresses and the guys were in long pants and dress shirts. On the way back we stopped and asked if they were part of a school group.  Turns out they were a church group who had traveled from Juarez ( across from El Paso, Texas ) to the Isla in 12 hours by bus.  About 5 PM Sunday they were packing up to head out again.  No idea why they came here for such a short period of time.

A few hours later we drove into the colonia to pick up our laundry before heading into Mazatlan.  This dog was eating out of a garbage bag but as someone approached it picked up the bag and moved on.

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Then just around the corner this mamma was feeding her four pups in the middle of the road.

On the way to the embarcadero I noticed this fellow concentrating on his fish net repairs.

We were on our way to Centro to do a few errands, mostly to hit an ATM machine as we have none on the Isla.

After 9 years there is still so much to photograph.

As we arrived at the Plazuela Machado we were fortunate to see this little once celebrate her first birthday.  What a living doll!  She could barely walk especially with her pretty ‘gown’.  Note the digestive cookie in her hand.  Her family even had a hired photographer to take photos.

Then we saw a bride and her groom.

This was a special photo.  The fellow was a Mexican taking his doxies to the beach.  That dad at the front right is 5 years old and his kids are 4 and 3 years old.  The youngest was a female.  They are more the standard size dachshunds as opposed to our girls who were smaller.

We were too early to meet friends so we stopped for a drink.  I am trying to figure out how to use my iPhone while traveling.  This is the first time all winter that I have remembered to bring it with me.  So I have now figured out that it knows where I am and if I put in the name of a restaurant of other location it will show me that path.  Yes I know that I behind the times but I am trying.

Of course a quinceanera , actually the second we saw that night.  However this one was a very big deal.  She had at least a dozen fellows in attendance as well as girls.  Oh to be 15 again.

We met our friends at Gaia, one of the newer restaurants on the Plazuela.

The fun was just about to begin.  There was a live band playing just behind that huge beige post and they were great.  We were all dancing in the aisles.

That is me dancing with Jim who did some serious lead singing with the group.  Jim had just done a set of vocals with the band.

We just happened to meet in the bathroom as he was cooling off.

Then I met Exequien Ojeda, the tenor who sang at the Maria Coral Hotel a while back.  He actually remembered me and fawned over my hand again but I already have too many photos in this post.  He is doing a concert on February 24th at the Museo de Arte de Mazatlan for a  200 peso entry fee.

Then I was dancing and it appears to be singing with Pierre.

I have to say that the best part of Saturday was meeting up again with my most favorite band of all, Los Cryps.  They used to play in the kiosk of the Plazuela  Machado every week but for the past few years have only been playing in the Golden Zone.  Now they are playing again in the Machado every Saturday from 7 – 10 PM in front of the Gaia restaurant.

Los Cryps is a rock and roll 50’s/60’s group and they are fabulous!!  You can’t help but want to jump up and dance.  I have posted about them over the years but never done a recording. For those of you who want to dance listen to these.  I think you will agree that this had been a full day indeed.  I loved every moment.







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6 Responses to “Now that was a full day indeed”

  1. susie says:

    Great band, I think they played on Isla RV park 2! Miss Maz. keep on having fun! Cheers!

  2. Peter says:

    Fun fun fun! Just the way it should be!

  3. Cat says:

    I so agree with you Contessa! Los Cryps are fabulous! :o)

  4. SandyM says:

    Great pictures! So much to see, so much color, good music, good food and drinks. What a fun day.

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