Paul and I headed out in the drizzly morning to watch the Independence Day parade. We got a little bit of a late start as we waited for our housekeeper to arrive…which meant that we missed the horses at the beginning, but here’s a bit of what we saw. Above, you see schoolgirls marching with a flag. Pretty much every school in Mazatlán was represented, some with the Mexican flag, some with their school flag, and some with banners.
There were schools with marching drummers…
More marching drummers….
Some marched with enthusiasm…
and some were more sedate.
There were many groups of the armed services, including a mess wagon complete with cooks, a display of technology with a huge flat screen monitor with hurricane info displayed, combat soldiers, and a number of old fire trucks that had been donated to the city from the US and Canada, mostly through the Rotary.
More pictures are on our Photos (link is at the top) but our final picture is the mayor of Mazatlán, Jorge Abel López Sánchez (in the suit) and other municipal leaders. It was just starting to rain when it ended, pretty good timing, I would say!