Monthly Archives: July 2012

La Macuca y sus Potrillos, Sahuayo, Michocan Tlahualiles parade, July 2012

While my friend Kathi and I were wandering the streets of Sahuayo, Michocan, Mexico on the morning of 25 July 2012, we [almost literally] stumbled upon this fine assortment of livestock and their handlers: Now, looking at the light brown … Continue reading

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Sahuayo Tlahualiles fiesta….let’s set the stage

Got back on Thursday afternoon from our three-day, two-night trip to Sahuayo, Michoacan, for the annual Tlahualiles parade.  And what a great parade it was.  Best of the three that I have attended.  One of my friends asked me why … Continue reading

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Sahuayo Tlahualiles parade….Who ARE these people??

One of the things that amazes me most about the Tlahualiles parade is the fact that each of the groups marching therein is composed of folks from local barrios or neighborhoods or associations.  And these amazing headdresses are made by … Continue reading

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It Tastes Just Like Summer!

I am not a vodka fan (sorry, Barb).  It has no flavor, so I’ve just never been able to see the point.  I love a rich, layered, full-bodied cab or merlot, a festive margarita, a smokey Laphroaig Scotch (back in … Continue reading

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Tlahualilies, here we come!

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that my absolute favorite parade here around Lake Chapala is that of the Tlahualiles in Sahuayo, Michoacan, Mexico. About six months after I moved here four years ago, … Continue reading

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In Sickness….

About ten days ago, on a Wednesday evening, I got sick.  I mean, really sick.  There wasn’t a place in or on my body that didn’t seem to hurt.  Headache, sore throat, fever, chills, muscle aches and pains.  My vision … Continue reading

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Los Crotos, San Luis Soyatlan, Jalisco, Mexico

Over the past couple of days, I literally spent several hours writing a blog about my recent overnight stay at Los Crotos hotel in the little town of San Luis Soyatlan, about 15 miles east of Jocotepec on the south … Continue reading

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Ric’s visit to Jocotepec, part 4

Sadly, I can no longer remember the sequence of events for Ric’s visit.  [More gingko biloba and less vodka soon!] Suffice to say that Ric and I spent the next four days of his trip here seeing sights and having … Continue reading

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Ric’s visit to Jocotepec, part 3

On the third day of Ric’s visit, we got started a bit late because we had gotten home from Sher’s kinda late and stayed up way later talking and [me] drinking.  But we still managed to make it over to … Continue reading

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Ric’s visit to Joco, part 2

The second day of Ric’s visit, we had breakfast and dinner and played games with my friend, Sher. Sher is housesitting a great place right on the lake.  I wanted to take Ric over so that he would have an … Continue reading

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