Monday, June 25, 2007

An Everyday Saturday Night

Date night? Seems kind of silly for a couple who have been married for 50 years but we still like to go out, just the two of us, for dinner about once a week. Last Saturday night it was into the Centro and dinner at El Correo Cafe. We had a nice dinner and good don't ask me what someone who has been married so long has to talk about but we do have things to talk about.

After dinner we weren't quite ready to head for home so we walked through the Jardin. On the far side of the Jardin, there was a Mariachi band playing so we headed for the music....but there was also singing and dancing. We became part of the circle that was enjoying watching people having a great time. Lots of the Mexicans in the watching circle were recording the fun with camera and video. The people dancing were in their golden years but they were laughing and clowning for the cameras. It was great fun. One of the women from the group came up and started talking to us in Spanish. She said that when she was a girl she lived in San Miguel and her father was an official in the Presidencia that was across the street. Now she lived in Monterrey and that this group of people were all in their 70's. You might have guessed that from the gray in their hair but you couldn't tell that from their energetic dancing. A charter bus pulled up on the street and they made their way down the steps to the music of the Mariachis and on to the bus. Our new found friend told us that they were on their way to San Luis Potosi.

After the bus pulled away, we headed over by the Parroquia and noticed that on the side steps fireworks were being set up. We weren't sure what the occasion was but Ned asked the fireworks guys when would the fireworks start. They said at 9:00 PM. It wasn't too far off. We talked to another couple on the street and found out that they were from College Station, Texas and were visiting San Miguel.

Just when we were settling down to wait for the fireworks to start, because surely they really wouldn't start on time, they started at 9:00 PM on the dot. It wasn't a huge display but from standing almost directly under the exploding stars against a midnight colored sky it seemed most magical. Magical except when a few of the smaller rockets came blasting into the crowd where we were standing. With shrieks and giggles we all dashed out of the line of fire....yes, Ned and I DASHED...and yes, we still know how to dash especially when fiery missiles are coming at you.

After it was over, we walked back home still trying to figure out what the occasion was for the fireworks.

1 comment:

1st Mate said...

I think it's great that you two still go out on dates. Que romantica!