Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Day of shopping in Tonala

Tonala is a really nice town to go shopping in, plenty of stores to spend your money . We took our friends Joanne and Bill with us. They have just moved here from Florida, and knowing what it's like to be a newbie here we try to be helpful to others that have made the move. So last Saturday morning we headed out, the two Bill's were up front, my Bill drove, and Joanne's Bill's took note on how to get there. We found the parking lot that we like to use and pulled in. Now this is not your average parking lot, up top there are stalls, looks like it used to be a big stable years ago and on this day there were horses in the the stalls. Cheryl was happy!!! Right after we left the parking lot and hit the street we found a store that sold mirrors, that was one of the things I wanted to buy. The store had a really nice selection of them and I narrowed it down to three. We told them we would be back later to pick one out, which is what we did, we saw other mirrors that day but none as nice as theirs. We had a really nice day going through the stores, buying a few things and we had a great lunch that Joanne and Bill bought us. The lunch was so good that the next time we go back we plan on going there again. We really made a day of it, everyone's feet were tired by the time we decided to head home. Having been to Tonala before I wasn't sure how many pictures I would be taking on this trip but as you can see I found plenty of things to shoot, hope you enjoy them. As always if you click on them they will enlarge.

This is a picture of a plaque that has the old spelling of Tonala.

Thought this was really awesome, I would love to have one.
I love these lights I have two on my porch, but not as big as this one.

Interesting sun.

Didn't stop here but would like to on our next visit.

Really cute things for sale in this store.

Love the street lamp and the bench.

Joanne and my Bill in the background.

Loved this gate and the lamp above it.

These ladies were standing outside a furniture store.

This gentleman was in the furniture store, where they sell beautiful painted furniture, very expensive!

If you sit on this chair would you feel A ok?

This is where we had our delicious lunch!

Red Snapper for Bill

Joanne's shrimp taco's

Chilling out, waiting for the food to arrive.

This kitty was just hanging out.

Horses in their stalls.

The horse in the middle has his tongue sticking out, maybe he didn't want his picture taken?

All tacked up and ready to go. I have no idea where they ride the horses it is a pretty busy town, maybe there is a park nearby?

Well that's all for this post, hope all my readers have a fun and safe 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eye Candy

I realize that everyone has their own idea of what Eye Candy is and this is just my idea of what it was for me last week. Now that my homesickness has left me life is really good. The rains have started here, which we really needed. The dust was getting really bad, it just creeps into the house, so now with the rains it is easing up. Along with the rains comes really nice cool evenings, so wonderful for sleeping. The down side of the rain is we sometimes lose our internet server, but it does come back on eventually! We usually get our rainfall at night here, which is awesome as the rain doesn't interfere with my swimming in the pool. I have noticed that around 3 in the afternoon the clouds start building up, and at 8 the winds pick up. Then sometime during the evening the rains come, not every night yet and not big storms, but they will be arriving very soon. That is when the mountains will get so green.
This week we tried a new Italian restaurant that is only one block from us, so close we walked to it, the food was really good and reasonably priced so we will go back again.

I guess I'm not the only one in the house who likes to ride.

The trick riding kitty

I took a lesson on this horse last week, the trainer doesn't like to name the horses as he trains them then sells them, so he told me I could name them, so I call this guy Buddy

This one I am going to call Casanova, as he is a stud.
I call this one Pintura which means Paint

Okay I give, next time you can eat first!

Am I just to cute for words ??????

This is where Cali sleeps when she wants to be alone, it took us awhile for us to find her, we thought she got out of the house, gave us a good scare!

Mexican ingenuity at work here, this is why I like to have my camera with me!

Ok so why do I have a picture of this guy with his shirt off, well why not????
Well the story is: The local band called Bryan James, was playing at our friend Walters 50th birthday party, now it hadn't rained in months but Mother Nature decided to rain that night while the band was playing, so he got soaked thus the shirt came off. Maybe I should have made up a better story like he was a stripper for us girls yea that sounds better! LOL
Ok you decide shirt on or off???

The rest of the group.

The following pictures were taken on the grounds of LCS lot's of beautiful flowers there.

Don't forget you can click on the pictures to make them larger.

Cat's at LCS

Sunset taken from our patio.

Well that's all for this post hope you enjoyed it.
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