Thursday, March 24, 2016

Semana Santa 2016

Yes, it's that time again, when our quiet little village turns into a huge fun house, playing host to thousands of party-goers who turn this place into a 24-hour lunatic asylum.  But it's only for 4 or 5 days a year so I really shouldn't complain.  We have been lucky enough to have received an invitation to sleep at  friends' house down in the colonia, so while revelers are staying up all night to the incessant boom-chuka-boom of the disco, we'll be snoozing peacefully. 

Here's a "Before" shot of our neighborhood.  

The lot on the left used to be a ~ umm~ public latrine at this time of the year.  Fortunately for us it was bought by the owners of the Oasis Hotel, top left, who have turned it into their own private garden/terrace/kiddie pool area.  A vast improvement and very much appreciated.

At 4 am this morning, Thursday, the first of the holiday campers arrived to claim space for the duration.

This little triangular space will be filled to capacity probably by the end of the day today.   It's going to be tough, tho.  There is all kinds of construction debris littered around; chunks of broken cement, rusty re-bar, old palm fronds and support beams taken off a damaged palapa.   I only hope the plants I put along the painted wall don't get trampled or "liberated."

On Easter Sunday we will be heading up to Ajijic, a mostly gringo enclave close to Guadalajara.  We have been invited to visit some friends at their house.  We've never been and what I'm looking forward to is restaurant choices!  Something other than fish.  Something on the floor other than sand.  Don't get me wrong; I love our puestos but a little change is always nice.  We'll be back on Thursday and then the serious packing-up begins.  We are heading home in 4 weeks ~ April 20.  It's hard to believe the season is now about over.  There's always next year, of course, unless the house sells.  HA HA HA HA HA!!

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