Today we are going to Muse about Mexico again. If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.
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Odds and Ends
We have been home from our Mexico trip a week and a half now. During the five weeks we were away we had the interior of the house painted. Our painter, Tony, did a very nice job and actually put most of the house back together. But, there was still much to do like hanging paintings, filling bookcases and the like. And then there were the five weeks of mail to be dealt with. And there were touch-up issues and air conditioning issues and minutia. We have now pretty much worked through all that.
So I thought today I would talk about odds and ends relating to our time in San Miguel de Allende (SMA).
San Miguel de Allende has become a wedding destination. It is said to be the Wedding Capital of Mexico. People come from all over, including internationally, to be married in SMA. Frequently around town you see these puppets.
This bride and groom were part of a wedding held next door to our house. Below us was a hotel which hosted weddings several times during our stay. The celebrations went on past 3AM. Loud music, noise and fire works. They sounded like howitzers. Not so good.
I took these from our terrace trying to see what was going on.
By 3AM the charm had worn off.
SMA is a walking town. The houses and businesses are built right to the street. There are no set backs.
You normally have no idea of what lies behind the walls. However, every now and then you can peek inside. Look at this.
This property was being renovated and the door to the street was open. Past the workmen you can see an archway leading to a distant space. The house is enormous. From the street you would have no idea.
It is what you do. I got to be the recorder-of-events and the carrier-of-packages. We had with us our friend Janet from Los Angles. Jeanette and Janet put in the good effort.
A popular restaurant and bar is Hanks. The food is New Orleans Cajun style and is consistently good. It is frequented by the expatriate crowd. I found this in the mens room. You may find it amusing. Maybe not.
A last thought
SMA is a rich and prosperous city. Jeanette and I have gone there nearly every year since 2003. We have seen a great deal of change: luxury gated communities, new golf courses, new industry and about 40% population growth.
But like most communities there are still people in need.
You can see to the left of and behind the approaching women a seated woman. She is holding a baby and begging. This is a common sight. The man with the trumpet was playing some notes attempting to give something of value for a donation.
I don’t know the answer.
more to come
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