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... replace them with new parts.
The second more common version is that the people kept their money in the pots, and they would turn the pots over, and take out their money to go shopping at the festival.
The 183 year-old tradition has been modified over the years. The original plan of only selling clay pots, candy canes and fruit preserves now accommodate the modern things like electronics, aluminum ...
... about how to finance the machinery to til the land to extract the resources to export and sell to the world. They sit in a unique geographical position. They have the world's largest economy to their direct north in the US and the whole of Latin America whose language they speak directly to the south. They could have done much much more to improve their standing in the world and it has been a missed opportunity for them.
Having decided to ride up to Guadalajara we planned a route which took us on a sweep along the southern shore of Laguna de Chapala, around the western end of the lake then back along the northern shore. We had heard that the town of Chapala, which was only a half hour from the airport at Guadalajara, had become an ex-pat colony for retirees from the USA and Canada. While we don't usually find places like this attractive, it seemed worth a visit to see for ourselves this aspect ...
... that evening, and that the real fiesta was Sunday, when we would get to see the folklore dancers and see the music bands. Talk about confusion. And I mean ME!!
After dropping off the very nice lady, we parked our beast at our usual secret parking area, about one block over from the bus station, and we walked to the parade/procession route. We were right on time, as the police motorcycle unit was just pulling up to stop traffic. We got to see ...
... rent a car, but we've opted for the "healthy" option to begin with.
After showering up (our shower can remove paint that it's so forceful) we decided to head down the "back alley" to get breakfast and then head off towards town. Down the back way, we ran into a troupe of goats and their herder, just something you don't expect to ever see.
Breakfast was good, Eggs Benedict with home fries for $6.00 and Deb's Ham and Cheese omlette ...