Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Around Town

Well I can't believe it has been over two weeks since I did a post, time sure has a way of going by. I hope all my readers had a good Holiday. Billy and I had a nice one, we have met some really nice people here and we spent it with them.

Christmas: Celebrating Christmas here was different, they celebrate it on Christmas Eve. They open their front doors, build a small fire in front of their houses and eat outside. Lot's of food, drinking, loud music, and of course the fireworks! For our Christmas Eve we went to our friend Kerry's house, everyone brought something, we had 3 different soups, Billy made his awesome New England Clam Chowder. On Christmas day when we drove into town it was business like usual, lot's of stores were open. I think it was the first time in our married life that we went to a restaurant for Christmas dinner, just easier and cheaper, turkeys here are expensive. After dinner we went to a friends open house, and ate some more!!!! I am glad the holidays are over. For New years eve, there was a party here, pot luck dinner, the food was great, even better we didn't have to drive home. We came home early and watched the New Year ring in from NY, which in our case was at 11:00 our time, so I went to bed early, I am an old fart! LOL

The following pictures were taken around town. This guy is wating for his owner, as you can see the lake level is still high.

We are new at building fires, but I think we got the hang of it now. I love them, so pretty!

Billy and our new little guy Pancho

Thought this was a beautiful flower pot

You can walk into town either by going down the streets, or taking the malacon, I love walking the malacon, so much to see, it is so pretty. You can't stay in a bad mood when you have all this beauty around you.

Children love to ride their bikes on the malacon, sometimes you will see them roller skating on it too.

Ducks enjoying the sunlight

Well that's all for this post I will write agian soon.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Trip to the beach

Our friends Kathy and Rick invitied us to spend a few days with them at their house in Barra Navidad. Being the beach lovers that we are, they didn't have to ask us twice ! We packed our suitcase and off we went. First we had to drop off our kitty to aunt Dorothy's, where he got to spend a few days with her two cats, he had a great time there, and we were lucky Dorothty gave him back to us. It was a 4 hour drive to get to Barra, really nice roads if you are on the toll roads. We spent our time there going to the beach, eating out, exploring the gift shops, and playing cards and Yatzee at night. The weather there was hot and humid, just like Florida! I have to say that when we got back to Ajijic, we were cold! We had a great time with our friends, and look forward to them coming back here in Febuary.

Could this be Billy and me in our next life together????

Billy and me in this lifetime.

Billy and Rick having fun.

Billy on the beach

This was taken at a small beach town called Melaque

Interesting rocks in the water

This boat is a water taxi, you can get to the hotel Grand Bay on them, or if you live on the water, like Rick and Kathy do, you can take one home.

Thought this would make a nice picture.

Billy and Rick sitting on the dock

Kathy, Rick and me !

the pool at the Grand Bay Hotel

View from upstairs at the hotel

The grounds of the hotel

one of the beautiful views

Sandy, Rick and Kathy's dog, he is so cute and sweet!

Sandy on the dock, he likes looking at the fish swim by

One of the streets in Barra, no cobblestones there, easy to walk on!

Billy really loved it a Barra and Melaque, I was lucky to get him home, I liked it but Ajijic has more things going on. I wouldn't mind spending maybe a month there, and exploring more beach towns. Hope you all enjoyed this post, till the next time!