In the Neighborhood

June 27, 2014

Every time I walk out the door I see something new. The signage on many of the palapa restaurants at Playa Norte were what I noticed today.

We’ve had three rainy nights in a row so you see the summer clouds in the background of all my pictures. During the rest of the year it’s the bright blue sky. I am still out walking every day, with Paul accompanying me part of the way.

Mazatlan Palapa

Did you see that there’s a new way for citizens to report things they see around town like big potholes or trash by posting pictures? It’s called Clic por Sinaloa and will be monitored by the Mayor’s office. I think that’s really great. I’ll probably contribute my share.

Mazatlan Palapa

I have seen several people receiving tickets from Transit Officers lately – one car in the yellow zone across from my house and a couple without helmets on a motorcycle. The administration has said they are cracking down on lawbreakers and they seem to be doing it. Now if they could only get people to not drive so fast – but truthfully I doubt people know what the speed limits are here as I haven’t seen even one sign anywhere in town!

Mazatlan Palapa

I have a feeling it’s going to be a rainy weekend here, time to curl up and finish Deb Rodriguez’s new book that is partly about Mazatlan called Margarita Wednesdays. She just finished her book tour in the US and her first day back (sorry, Deb) I was in her chair getting my hair cut. (It is looking cute, thanks so much) She tells me that the publicity people are starting a campaign where people send in photos of themselves reading the book while enjoying a margarita… when I get details I’ll let you know.

We’ll be glued to our TV along with the rest of Mexico this Sunday as Mexico plays the Netherlands in the first game of the knockout phase of the World Cup. Fingers crossed, everyone!

Mazatlan Palapa

The schools here are getting out two weeks early this year due to the exceedingly hot temperatures. Many schools don’t have air conditioning and there were even a couple of incidents where kids became ill during school assemblies, etc. So instead of a six week vacation from July 15 to August 30 they will be out of school on June 30. Expect to see a lot more kids on bikes carrying boogie boards.

See you soon!

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Nancy thanks so much generally, and specifically for the info on the great initiative in reporting. While the website is not so comfortable or useful for navigation as one might wish, the idea is wonderful and I hope it brings results.

    1. Thanks for the walk along the malacon. I was wondering when Deb was going to be back. I love the idea of taking photos reading her book while drinking a margarita. I have decided to wait until we are back on Stone Island before reading the book, I want to savor it in the right atmosphere.

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