Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mexican Navy Independence Day Fiesta

I went with neighbors to the Independence Day Fiesta at the local Naval Station here in San Felipe. Besides having fun and meeting new people the event supports the Navy’s Clinic which takes care of the sailors and other military personal in the area as well as emergencies from the local community, so it is a worthwhile cause to support.

The tickets are reasonable and there is a meal usually parzole a Mexican stew, a very traditional recipe and it is always good. There is entertainment a band with singers and a dance troupe in colorful costumes that always gets a great reception when they perform. When the band starts playing some dance music the dancers get out on the floor and there a lot of very good dancers in San Felipe very classy. This year I got to dance a number with a sailor and had a lot of fun. I also got to wear my Mexican holiday dress which made me happy too.

The photos aren’t the best, but one can get the gist that it was a colorful and interesting evening from them.

Neighbors

Neighbors

Friends

Friends

The decorations

The decorations

Pretty venue

Pretty venue

Dancers

Dancers

Lots of good dancers

Lots of good dancers

Dance troupe

Dance troupe

Beautiful Dancers

Beautiful Dancers

Whirling dancers

Whirling dancers

Dance troupe

Dance troupe

Julia dancing

Julia dancing

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That’s a balloon on my head 🙂

Balloons are in while dancing :-)

Balloons are in while dancing 🙂

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Mexican Independence Day

I had a wonderful Mexican Independence Day! I got a new dress for the occasion got to see the parade went to a performance of Mariaches with friends then went for dinner and dancing and more special holiday food that was superb. I was busy all day going from venue to venue and it isn’t over yet. This saturday there is big celebration at the Mexican Naval station and I and my neighbors have tickets. Last years Naval celebration was spectacular so I am looking forward to this years celebration.

Here are a few photos of the big day;

More school kids marching

More school kids marching

Raising the Flag

Raising the Flag

Navy patrol boat

Navy patrol boat

Navy Marching

Navy Marching

Marines Marching

Marines Marching

Very good marchers

Very good marchers

Little school kids are parading too

Little school kids are parading too

Here comes the parade

Here comes the parade

School kids marching

School kids marching

The interesting thing about the school children marching the ones in the front holding banners and flags are the ones with the highest grades. We have a lot of schools here in San Felipe so each school was represented.

My new dress for the holiday

My new dress for the holiday

I had the dress made in a local shop here and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it was sewn and the fit was great. I will wear it at the celebration at the Naval Station saturday night.

 The work continues at the new Cantina at Pete's Camp

The work continues at the new Cantina at Pete’s Camp

I have been looking for a house in town and I have seen a few but I haven’t found THE one just yet so still looking.

This is a typical for sale sign

This is a typical for sale sign

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Very small home on a very small lot very low price not for me 3 of 3 photos

Very small home on a very small lot very low price not for me 3 of 3 photos

Looking into the front yard of small house 2 of 3 photos

Looking into the front yard of small house 2 of 3 photos

Back yard of a small inexpensive house 1of 3 photos

Back yard of a small inexpensive house 1of 3 photos

So the search goes on looking for that one house with the right price, condition and space. Fun searching for the right house. Life is busy here with all the holidays both American and Mexican as well as the social events. The social scene is about to start and there will be dinners out and at homes, parties and lectures; all kinds of things to do and be part of. Not a bad life I would say.

One more photo of the dress with friends

One more photo of the dress with friends

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Pete’s Camp gets new Cantina

The old Cantina needed to be replaced and a new one built and it looks like we are going to have a very nice building to have for our Cantina. Here are some photos of our new building as it is constructed.

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Gone!

Gone!

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View of the construction site

View of the construction site

Looking underneath at the frame

Looking underneath at the frame

Steel Frame is UP!

Steel Frame is UP!

Looking from the bar

Looking from the bar

I know some folks are sad to see the old cantina go, but the new one was necessary and we will still have lots of good times in the new one and keep the old memories in our hearts. I will post more later as the building gets constructed.

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