Mision Carlton Guadalajara
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Bienvenida to our first Mexican blog entry. Our stay this season includes several trips to surrounding towns and possibly a couple of beach runs so stay tuned.
We just finished celebrating our second Christmas in a month.
First (and best, of course) was the one ...
Because Liz did not have the Tuesday off, we had to leave very early from Chapala. At 7:00 to be exact. After a crazy ride we made it home in time for Liz to get to work almost on time. There, Brandon, Chris and me decided to have a quick nap, only Liz had to work. Afterwards the three of us cruised around the city to run some errands. I also got to meet Brandon's girlfriend.
In Salzburg, I had one day received a ...
... Day celebrations or the Day of the Dead, it was fascinating to see the Mexicans celebration of the afterlife. All the cemeteries were decorated, and the art galleries and shops were full of ghoulish statues of skeletons laughing, dancing, riding horses or participating in just about any activity to show that life carries on. It was kind of cool and a bit weird at the same time.
December 12, is Guadalupe Day in Mexico. They honor the Virgin of Guadalupe as the Patron Saint of Mexico. Fiestas are scattered all around, including around the Lake Chapala area. We are fortunate enough to be on the Western-most end of the lake and have a clear view of both North and South coasts. The Eastern edge is too far to be seen, but , we have ...
... lining the streets. The stalls go on and on for street after street, running over into intersecting streets. Once inside the market, it is like being in a tunnel of human trade. The pathway could not possibly have been more than seven feet wide and there is human traffic going in both directions. Add into this mix strollers, the occasional wheelchair, and vendors pushing carts with extra product or just carrying their wares by hand. All of the above ...