Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Good Stuff Here

The mercado (indoor market) reopened yesterday. Most of the indoor shops are open, but a few shops that open out off the sides of the mercado are not open. The meat markets are open, there are even a few new vendors in the mercado.
The alameda looks really good. There are still a few locked doors, but the streets are clean and people are milling around and sitting on the benches around the alameda.

The street food vendors are open again and the smells of carne asada and grilled onions fill the air. The bus station has returned to its original location.
There was a tour bus in town today. I did not see the people, but a huge bus was here, outside the Palacio.
The Palacio was full of families this afternoon. They were in line for something, I'm not sure what it was, but they seemed upbeat and the children seemed happy.

There are a lot of people everywhere.

This is very good stuff.
If you did not know about Norbert, you might not see anything wrong here.
However, the arroyos are still being dozed, the water is still running. The Chalaton barrio, which is several blocks behind our casa, is finally being worked on. Trucks carrying loads of debris have been coming out of the Chalaton all day long. Supplies are still being distributed. A lot of work needs to be done.
We did not do any work around here yesterday.

Instead, we went to the beach at Huatabampito.
It was very peaceful, very relaxing. We just walked along the sand, listening to the waves crash, gathering seashells, just doing our own thing....very relaxing after the craziness of the last 2 weeks.
Half of our favorite beach restaurant's (El Mirador) outdoor seating was missing, but they were serving food and we had a great lunch. Then, after walking the beach some more, we headed home to Alamos.........

2 comments:

Calypso said...

Linda -

It is heart warming to read of your efforts there. For most the tragedy that befell your area was a news bite for a day or two, if that - for the people in your area it is a time that will be long remembered as I am sure will be the kindness of you and your esposo.

Saludos,
John Calypso

Glenn Ian Huntington said...

Linda Lou,

So glad normal life is returning to your beautiful town and that you and your husband got a chance to get away and enjoy the beach. So much appreciate your posts.