Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Plaza

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SUMMERTIME IN THE PLAZA

School is out and there’s plenty of fun stuff to do in the plaza for kids of all ages. Every day  instructors come in to teach a variety of skills from painting,  pottery making, to gymnastics.  Clockwise from top left: Kids build a human pyramid. Final preparation for stilt races.  Swordsmanship. Baile callejero. You call it street    dancing or hip hop. (Many thanks to Andrea West for the formatting. I owe you a frosty margarita!)

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BROOM BURRITO, ANYONE?

Many of the merchants here in Tecate put out signs in two languages. This is what happens when the wrong sign gets in the wrong place. Well, it’s better than one I saw at market a couple of weeks ago. The sign read;  NICE THINGS FOR MENS. It was obviously intended for an assortment of leather goods, wallets, belts, etc. But someone who had no idea what it said placed it on a lavish display of bras and panties in festive colors. (I didn’t have my camera that morning.) By the way, a deep dish margarita for the best serving suggestion.

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SUMMER VISITORS

It’s July and snakes are slithering all over the place! No more tramping cross country for me.  I mean to keep to the trails for the rest of the season. I met this cabrón while on a leisurely walk just yesterday. He recoiled instantly, rattled a warning, hissed  rudely, then flipped me out with his long tongue. I’m pretty perceptive and it didn’t take me but a second or two to  see that he was not in what could be described as an amicable  mood. I stepped back, got the shot, and and ran back to the ranch where I knew Sonia would administer some form of first aid.

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