December 29, 2009

Christmas Season Events

Gigi was fortunate to be invited to attend the Ajijic Los Cantantes del Lago Christmas choral concert with friends. It was wonderful! A huge amount of talent can be found among the American and Canadian residents of Ajijic.

On the 23rd, Marilyn, Kathi & I (Gigi) drove to Guadalajara to see the Christmas Mercado.

We were a little late – the market was breaking down on its last day! The remaining booths sold gifts and handmade clay figures for the nacimientos (nativity scenes) people set up in their homes .... say, is that really a devil on a flying tortilla??
We had lunch in the Plaza Corona market: chicken breasts al pastor: thin slices stacked tightly on a steel rod over coals, then shaved off, chopped, and served on 3” soft corn tortillas with onions, cilantro and condiments. Three for 9 pesos. The guys were delighted when I asked for photos! Isn't the dishwasher a cutie!

We finished off with a cup of flan from the pastry ladies – 8 pesos. A filling lunch for under two dollars. Today the U.S. dollar = 12.8 pesos. This sure beats McDonalds!

It was a very fun day.

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