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A Carnaval Preview…

What a fun surprise we had last night. While eating dinner in Olas Altas along came several trucks with pieces of the floats for Carnaval. Take a look, below. (As always on YouTube, click the gear icon at the bottom and you can choose HD for a better picture.) Please like and share this post!20...

Hello again from your friend in Mazatlán

I’ve been in a bit of a funk with the blog lately… it actually came over me when I started getting ready to write a blog post about the Day of the Dead.  It was a wonderful night that started with First Friday Art Walk and continued on with Day of the Dead festivities, the highlight of which is the callejoneada.  We had a blast… and I did take some pictures and video, but then I realized that since we...

FUN! Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween in Mazatlán

The second annual showing of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show by Mazatlan Film and Theater at El Recreo was a big success! Everyone had a great time and there were some fantastic costumes.  Some people dressed up like Rocky Horror characters and others came in Halloween costumes.  Wine and prizes were provided by Mazatlan Film & Theater sponsor MazatlanMyCity.com and the Jonathon Hotel – there were delicious tapas available to purchase from Sugarpop, too.  At the top of...

Weird, Wacky & Wonderful Mazatlán

Every story has a picture, or maybe every picture has a story? The picture above is at the newly remodeled Plazuela Zaragoza. That’s a story, though… because the demolition and the first part of the work there was done a couple of years ago. There was some sort of budget issue with the State of Sinaloa or something… finally the work got done over the last year, more or less. It appears that the bathrooms and food stand are still...

Summer is flying by…

Wow, a whole month has passed since my last post! I had such good intentions – truly I wanted to be blogging more frequently but I was just having so much fun! What was I up to? Here we go, in no particular order… Paul and I bought a new car. We got tired of our little Honda Fit, wanting something that felt a bit roomier and was higher up off the road. (If you drive in Mazatlán during a...

A Week of Swimming and Sunsets

We are back from our delightful week of relaxing at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay. The resort is on the beach at Cerritos, just past the MazAgua water park and the Estero de Yugo that we’ve written about twice before. One of our friends wasn’t going to be using their timeshare this year and so, so kindly offered it to us! What a treat! We spent the week sleeping in, swimming or floating in one of four pools, napping, reading, and...

May is my favorite month in Mazatlan

What fun it’s been to be feeling great and able to get out and do what we want! And have we! That’s why I haven’t been blogging – I have just been having too much fun. I’m still sporting my turbans, but within a week or two I hope to feel comfortable going out with just a hat. That’s me at the top – not much hair, but some! Yesterday I put some hair gel in it and tried to...

What A Weird Winter It Was…

I started on this crazy adventure on November 12, 2012. Just about the time all our snowbird friends started arriving back in town.  And now, here we are on April 23.  All the snowbirds will be gone within the next couple of weeks.  The streets are already strangely empty. Summer is on its way. What a weird winter it’s been for Paul and me!  I was in the hospital recovering from surgery on Thanksgiving, and also on our 15th wedding...

It’s winter somewhere, just not here in Mazatlán

Paul and I had a lovely quiet Christmas. We made ourselves a nice meal and spent the day Skyping and Facetiming with friends and family. It was very nice, just exactly what we felt like this year. We have been having a good time, though. At the top you’ll see a picture from Playa Norte on one of our walks along the malecon, and below you’ll see a typical scene from our table at Puesta del Sol on Stone Island...

Mazatlán’s oldest church is beautiful again

Mazatlán’s oldest church, Templo de San José suffered the loss of its front wall last summer during one torrential rainstorm where we received 9 inches of rain in one day. It has been undergoing repairs for the last 6 months, I think. Finally, the work is complete and it looks wonderful. Especially for a building in this climate constructed beginning in 1831! Please like and share this post!20...

Funny and Lovely Mazatlán

You’ll probably recognize this lovely house that is across the street from the oldest church in Mazatlán, Templo San Jose.  It has been undergoing renovations for a year or two – you’ll recognize the “before” picture below. The picture below is of one of the “trees of heaven” I find so fascinating here in town.  I’ve shown you pictures of it before: Here it is with graffiti: Here it is when they had cut it down and repainted the stump...

Mazatlán’s new tourist corridor

I remember when I was in school nothing irked me more than being told I could have done a better job. I always knew when it was true, too.  I believe the State of Sinaloa also knows it could have done a much better job on its Tourist Corridor project here in Mazatlán. But you know what?  It seems to be actually turning out all right.  The pictures here are both taken last Sunday on Calle Constitución.  The top photo...

Mazatlán’s malecón cleanup

I had no idea that when I wrote about the scourge of chewing gum on the malecón yesterday that there was a project planned for this morning to remove it! I got a phone call from a friend this morning apologizing for calling so early but conveying the amazing news that there were lots of people out scraping gum off the malecón.  And as any good blogger would, I grabbed my camera and hopped right on my bike to see...

Love and Non-Love in Mazatlán

You all know how much I love it here. I loved it one early evening this week when Paul and I strolled along the malecón, stopping here and there to take pictures. The one at the top is one of those lovely evening moments – a group of friends out boogie boarding at the end of the day. Truly gorgeous. The picture below is another good one. I had been hoping that one day the city would make repairs to...