Un Solo Mazatlán Por Ti

Mazatlán is really trying to improve life for its citizens.  We have seen a lot of improvements around town to the infrastructure as well as things like removing old cars, paving streets, and better garbage collection.   The latest improvement seems to be (yes I am a bit cautious here) an app for smartphones that allows Mazatlecos to report things to the city such as garbage, street lights out, etc. You put a pin on a map for where the problem...

The First Olas Altas Pedestrian Only Night

Last night we walked over to Olas Altas after 6 to see if the city actually closed the street as they had said they would.  On our way we passed by the Inn at Centro Historico and found that many of the streets in Centro were closed, not just Olas Altas!  Understandably there were many puzzled drivers trying to figure out a way to their destinations.  Valet parking stands were everywhere, though! (arrow through the pics at the top of...

My Ovarian Cancer Free 5 Year Anniversary

Five years ago I visited the doctor because of a bit of pelvic pain and bloating.  The physical exam and ultrasound quickly accelerated to an MRI, lab tests, and a referral to a gynecological oncologist.  A few days later I was scheduled for surgery and the wonderful community we are a part of rallied round by donating all the blood I needed for surgery.  I  had surgery at Hospital Cemeq, and a large 15 cm tumor was removed.  A week...

Dia de los Muertos

We flew to México City at the end of October for a couple of weeks, and it was our good luck to be there for El Dia de los Muertos!  What fun we had! In my previous post I shared a few pictures from one of the parades.  In the album below you will see pictures from our day in Coyoacán, our shopping for flowers and candles for our home altar as well as taking Consuelo out for La Noche...

Fun Parade for Day of the Dead in Mexico City

A couple of hours after arriving in México City we met our son and the family to go to the Día da de Los Muertos parade on Paseo de la Reforma. I have never seen so many people dressed up as catrinas in one place! Children, dogs, entire families were dressed up with amazingly intricate face and body paint. The three pictures at the top (you can arrow through them) are just a sampling of the thousands who participated.  And...