Tuesday 21 March 2023

Lunch and a Parade

WHERE ARE WE? La Penita, Mexico

We have promised Kenia for a long time that we would come spend an afternoon with her at her house.  Today was the day!  We headed over there about 11 and spent a bit of time with her before the rest of her family came for lunch.  All of my kids have little projects for old dad when we visit them and Kenia is no different.  She had bought a wall mount for her TV that needed to be hung.  While I was doing that she was cooking up a storm.  She made an awesome chicken salad for lunch.   

The kids had a fun time swimming in her pool all afternoon.  

I was up on the roof today to check out the new hot water tank that has been installed.  It looks pretty high tech compared to the old type.  The old ones are just black tanks on the roof but they supply lots and lots of fairly warm water.  To make it hot they sometimes add a propane water heater.

The new one sure works well.  The water is piping hot coming out.  No need for the propane at all because it works totally off the suns power.  

Later in the day we all headed downtown for the big parade.  If you remember the last parade we went to I swore I would never go back to another one because it went on all night.  Well here I am watching another one.  This one is all kids so it will be at least cute.  Stopped by the Cafecito to grab a stool to sit on and Kenia and Carol were busy doing their makeup!!!   The ladies always dress up for every occasion!!

Show time!!!  The parade was all teed up to begin with the cops in front with lights on and sirens blaring.  At home the sirens are used sparingly, but down here they just let them go.  This cop car sat here for probably 15 minutes blaring away!!!!

The parade today is a memorial for Benito Juárez who was the President of Mexico in the early 1800's.  He is noted for fighting for Mexican freedom.  The parade also marks the beginning of the summer solstice!!

 Anyways I was right the last time about watching parades here.  They move soooo slow!!  After about 2 1/2 hours of listening to Little Mermaid music, I headed for home.  There were only about 15 floats went by us in that amount of time.  I couldn't see the end of the parade yet so there was probably another 2 hours of parade.  Twas a great day all in all.  Good Nite!!



  1. Kenia has a lovely place, with a pool? Wow, great for the kids.
    That is a long parade, i can take them or leave them but do prefer them to be shorter than 2 hours!

    1. She has a nice house. The part I saw was 2 hours, there was 2 hours to go yet!!!


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