Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4 - Back "home" in San Miguel

We arrived Saturday afternoon by bus from Mexico City and came to our beautiful home of our good friends (formerly from Durham) Bob and Jamie. They are here till Wednesday when they take off for US and we shall take care of their home and Zeke, the cat (who is under our bed right now).
All is very familiar for us though we are in a completely different part of town so nice to learn a new neighborhood and have a different walking route to town each day.
This weekend is the "Fiesta de San Miguel" which means there was a big parade both yesterday and today, as well as fireworks. We were able to see the fireworks from the roof of the house. We saw many of our old friends from other visits today and lots of walking.
I have decided to focus a bit on learning some spanish during this trip so have a new book recommended by B&J and shall dedicate some time every day to this new endeavor. Learning a language is good for the brain (so they say) so I shall give it a go and see how I like it. After a few weeks, I shall take a course on "power verbs".
Pictures include the big puppets called Mohengongas (sp?) and other parade folks. I am also going to take pictures of different colors in town each was red. Shopping for an important item here - new hats for each of us. Sunny in the 80's yesterday and today.
Haste luega amigos

1 comment:

  1. Nice tomatoes!! All the colors and costumes make us think of Guate and we miss it. Wish we could be there with you, but we're heading to Mackinaw. Enjoy being back in SM! Love, B&P