Monday, February 07, 2011

Never a Dull Moment

My the time flies. There have been stories I could have written for the blog but other stuff just took first place.
A week ago was the Chili Cook Off. I was great fun. As you can see lots of people came out. San Miguel is staying right abreast of the rest of the world because we had a flash mob dance during the afternoon. There was lots of music, dancing, food and of course the opportunity to taste many pots of chili and charro beans. The Cook Off was held on the grounds of the Real de Minas Hotel and for me the biggest surprise of the day was all the families who had spread blankets to sit on but spent most of their time chasing toddlers. I knew we had some gringo families here but really had no idea that we had so many with tiny children and besides the gringo couples there were a lot of families where Mom or Dad was Mexican. So if you have thought about coming to Mexico to live with your toddlers, come on down. You'll find plenty of other young families.

Also last week as I mentioned in the previous post, Candelaria opened. All the paths in Parque Juarez are loaded with flower vendors. It is so beautiful. You are bound to run into friends there who are either out to buy or just taking a walk among the beautiful flowers and plants.
One day a week I'm helping in the library that was started in Los Ricos out in the campo in conjunction with the English classes that are sponsored by Feed The Hungry. I've done this for several years and it is really fun to see the kids as they move through the elementary grades.
We went to the Tuesday Tianguis and then stopped for comida. Dinner out one night with the teachers and spouses from Los Ricos. Date night. Cooked dinner for friends. There is all the regular shopping and picking up mail. I finished one book and started another. And of course, I still have my photography work to do. There is never a dull moment!


Anonymous said...

It seems that never have a dull moment.

Anonymous said...

As they say, "People come to San Miguel to live!" Sam

Cynthia said...

It was a great week in San Miguel and what amazing weather! I was surprised by the numbers of gringo children too. So nice to see everyone out having fun.