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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Lamp Posts

Hola. I am on my second bowl of rice. I never cooked rice in the states because it never turned out any good. Goopy, sticky, starchy old bland rice. A Mexicano lady told me her secret to cooking sweet fluffy rice and now, I cook it all the time, and I eat it all the time. The trick is to fry the rice first in butter and then add the water. At least it works every time for me.

I just popped open a Starbucks frappuccino bottle, too. I only get half of it. That's okay, I'm good.

On my next trip to Navajoa I need to replenish my rice bags and frappuccino bottles.

I went to Navajoa on Tuesday. The drive out to the arch was festive. I happened to get behind the truck carrying all the new lamp posts. I thought, way cool, I will follow them and see what's up. It was somewhat exciting because I have been eager to see what the new lights will look like, and wondering how far they would actually go up the highway.

Below are the pretty lamp posts at the archway. I had been hoping to see something similar.This is what they put up and as I continued on down the highway, I saw they had been put up all the way to Minas Nuevas, which is about five kilometers outside of Alamos, on the way to Navajoa.

They are not on the left, just on the right. And I don't see any signs of activity for them on the left either.

The activity looks like this.

So right away, when I got back home, I dragged Senor to the truck and drove him out there and he said.....hmmmmmm.
I suggested they could be solar, but Senor says no, because the 'activity' has electrical conduits in it.

These same lights line the highway coming out of Navajoa for a couple of miles, so my guess is, that the intention is to continue the lights, as I was told by a city employee would happen, all the way through, from town to town.

They are different, well, okay, they are interesting, they look very white, I guess. Well and they are really tall. I have not been out there in the dark to see if they are working yet.
Okay, really not at all what I, the key is simply not to expect...............
I am home alone! It is a bridge day. There is not a single cloud in the sky and it is blazing hot.
I had a million things planned for this afternoon and now I find that this frappuccino has me yawning and I need to turn on the mini and just take a siesta.
que le vaya bien.................linda lou


Ian Huntington said...

Linda Lou, Loved the pictures of diez y sies! What an event in such a beautiful place! People dressed up and parading in that heat! We Americans would be complaining in our tank tops and flip flops.
The Arch looks great too! Not quite sure the purpose of all those lights all the way to Navajoa? No need to conserve electricity? No need to turn on your car's head lights! Oh well, when in Mexico - just enjoy!
Loved it! Thanks!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Glenn Ian, Alamos is a Pueblo Magico and all the Pueblo Magicos get lights in to town. I don't know if they get the same lights? Who chooses what they get? Who will pay the bill?
What I do know though is you are so right....when in Mexico- just enjoy!

Jacqui said...

I agree with you LL, the pretty ones would have looked more authentic, but modernity has to reach the rural parts of Mexico sometime, and it looks like that time is now!

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Interesting lights but I was most interested in the rice ~ I don't like it much either because it's always so bland....I must try that - sounds good! It was great to talk to you on Friday but it wasn't long enough - gotta do that again soon!

Anonymous said...

Is there any reasonable place you recommend for a 55 years old artist to stay , relax , read, paint and learn some Spanish in there?