Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday that is probably more celebrated in the USA because most Americans seem to think this is Mexico's Independence Day and that it should be celebrated with guacamole and chips and margaritas.

Cinco de Mayo is not Independence Day for Mexico, that is in November.
Today is the commemoration of the famous battle in the town of Puebla, where the little Mexican army defeated the French who had twice as many men and artillery and had not lost a single battle in over fifty years.

So, in Puebla, it is huge. In the rest of Mexico, it is celebrated perhaps on a smaller scale, but still, with great enthusiasm.
the plaza was awash in pretty colors of cotton candy and balloons this morning.

the horses and riders were ready to march.
while other horses and riders were dancing to the music of the 14 piece maraiachi band.
the dancing was spectacular and so was the music.

this afternoon the arroyo will be filled with more horses and riders and competitions and food and drink and dancing and socializing until wee hours of the morning.
we have our own celebration going on. tomorrow we go to the states and our daughter's graduation from college on Saturday. this is very big, big, big stuff.
senor is a little concerned about losing so many days of work before the rains come, but of course, eager to go. we hope colorado will have nice weather.
on our way back south we will be going to Hermosillio to renew our FM3's. we also need to renew our Mexican car insurance.
i am sure there will be a story to tell.................
the little guy below is waiting patiently for his rider...............


Chrissy and Keith said...

Wonerful! we love Alamos and thank God for your Blog. It makes us feel so connected. I have noticed that here in the Valley of the Sun, they are bastardizing Cinco de Mayo to be "Cindo de Drinco" Figures.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

Great pics.

Congrats on the graduation!

Calypso said...

Hola - Just for the record Mexico's Independence Day is September 16th.

Glad you made it safely back home - looking forward to the border report.