Rainy day parade

September 16, 2008

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!


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    1. I am sure that they were more comfortable marching in the drizzle than they were marching here in the heat. The parade was supposed to start here at 8 AM. As it was already 31C. here at that time we elected to stay home and out of the heat.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Nancy! You did a great job of documenting the parade! I hope you don’t mind me quoting and linking you!

      Thanks for your comment on my blog the other day – I hope I can contribute something worthwhile to the conversation about Mazatlan, and hopefully more people will discover the beauty of Mazatlan and Mexico in general. Hopefully a few more people will also find out about “El Rancho,” the hotel that i’m promoting! 🙂

    1. Brenda, You’re right, much better to march (and watch) in a drizzle than in the blazing sun!

      Steve – It was a nice parade. Our Grito was nonviolent, thank goodness.

      Larry – No problem. Hard for me to figure out where El Rancho is, though. Maybe I missed something?

    1. Nancy, i follow your blog by RSS, so i didn’t realize until now that you left me another comment. El Rancho is just north of the marina in Mazatlan. It’s a small quiet resort in the middle of the new condo towers they’ve been building. If you’d like, we have a very simple map on our webpage: http://elrancho.com.mx/location.php

    1. Интересно, а можно ли у вас брать посты с рсс канала? Ссылку на вас обязательно поставлю.

    1. Целиком и полностью присоединяюсь. Очень хороший пост. Добавил в закладки. Кстати, рекомендую моеместо.ру 🙂

    1. Вот вы – опытный человек. Подскажите, пожалуйста, как можно заработать немножко денег летом? К примеру, сейчас стараюсь раскрутить свой сайт. Но, к сожалениею, он приносит одни копейки =( Заранее спасибо за ответ 🙂 Совсем забыл сказать – мне почти 18 .

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