Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TomZap only has Spam left

Attachment from drumstiix, the biggest Spammer
Even if it is music (his music)

Very little conversation left because most vacationers and snow-birds have gone home to avoid Semana Santa which is early this year. The usual spammers below are fishing for the last hanger-on's that are still here. Some of them are much worse than others with very few almost welcome. Just kind of pitiful to see this last minute fishing. Pretty soon it will almost  grind to a halt.
Bistro Escondido is still open
by Costa Girl

Barra Blues Band tonight! 9pm @Backstage Bar
by drumstiix

H&R Rock at Albatros
by Nancy M
by nohans
Golf Cart Rental
by D & D
by giselle
Esmeralda's Restaurant
by ladydi
Chido Rivera Band @Chido's Bar ..... CHIDO!! 
by drumstiix
BBQ DAY / Last Call @ La Oficina
by aaron
Music this week
by Lucy's Paradise

Kaliman Grilled Chicken

Pollos Kaliman

Someone described their chicken as "smoked" and there is a tiny bit of smoke flavor to them but it is not smoked. This is the same family that runs Kaliman on the highway north of the bull ring. They are located about a block past the Villa Obregon Plaza on Benito Juarez. Very good chicken and on Tuesdays and Thursdays potatoes and a large soft drink are included free. One whole chicken with rice, slaw, salsa and tortillas is 110 pesos.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Melaque Lagoon

While I was waiting for new brakes at Pancho's I took a walk over to the new sports complex  to see how the lagoon is doing with all this water. I was somewhat amazed at how large it is. Area wise I'd estimate not much smaller than Laguna del Tule. It shows signs of being much drier in the past but it's been a real lagoon for at least six months.

Lots of birds of different flavors. Couldn't identify those large birds in the cow foto but lots of them. An iguana on the banks and I heard a splash that might have been a small cocodrilo or caimen, sure wasn't a big one. The cow sure is happy.

To the north

To the southwest

No lagoon without Lirio

Good cattle grazing I guess - only the one

Thursday, March 19, 2015

San Patricio Fiesta on St. Patrick's Day

All week Nahima has been wanting to go on the small kiddie rides (juegitos) and we finally went on the last day of the fiesta (Saint Patrick's Day). I think the noise and wall to wall people over whelmed her so no rides tonight. Usually we go early during the week with a lot less people and excitement. She did play a game rolling marbles and actually won a small stuffed dog and a plaster of paris painting project. Pretty cool

I heard that Sunday or Monday the Castillo was rained out so maybe why there were two, side by side. We were on the far side of the Plaza by the school with less people and away from the crazy Toritoes. Lots of pin-wheels, rockets and two coronas as the finale. Fun night, I slept in because we didn't get back until after 1am.

Wall to wall people

Crazy ride - does 360 loops
Yari and friends

The Toritos are what we avoided. The kids would definitely be afraid but they are dangerous for anyone. I was so surprised by the great overhead fireworks at the end I totally forgot to bring out my IPhone camera. Don't remember large explosive multi-colored fireworks before.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

No one on the beach

This was a 3 day weekend with Monday being the birthday of Benito Juarez but the weather chased everyone away. Over 10 inches of rain in two days and it's raining hard again this morning. Flooding in many places and dangerous driving conditions. Today is St. Patrick's Day and the last day of the 9 day Fiesta San Patricio is famous for. Sadly the rain not only cased physical damage but also economic damage to the area.

Beach front restaurant

Walking the beach bundled up

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A little surf, a little view and some rain

The Skim Board competition started yesterday so we had to go see some of it. We got there before the first heat so just watched some local guys playing off to one side. After an hour and no competition we decided to move on. I didn't get any good pictures and Yari took some decent video with my cel phone but she always turns it 90 degrees so no YouTube. Lesson coming up.

Yari heard that you can see smoke from the Colima volcano from the Mirador and I knew it might be possible but it was way too overcast. Even the Volcano Cam near the volcano only shows clouds. It had been awhile since a visit to the Mirador so we drove up. Nahima was sure she could see cocodrilos down below but she sees cocodrilos anywhere there's water.

So now it's Sunday and the weather we have been anticipating is finally here. The rain has started and reports say we'll get between 2-4 inches between now and tomorrow. A very large weather system has come ashore south of us so I just hope it stays south

One skim foto

View from the Mirador

What the  weather system looked like yesterday

Saturday, March 14, 2015

First Pet Health Fair

Pet Health Fair Melaque Plaza - Saturday March 21

We are excited about our first ever Pet Health Fair, to be held in the Melaque Jardín on Saturday March 21, from 09:00 to 12:00. Our vets will be doing health checks, wormings, & vaccinations. We also hope to treat fleas & ticks and do some minor grooming. We will have animals available for adoption as well. Come by to show your support! Please share this post.

Friday, March 13, 2015

How about this weather

Snow and hail all over central Mexico and people complaining about the cold. That was from a front coming down from up north but the moisture sure could be the El Niño effect. This current Pacific system certainly is a result of El Niño. Word is most of this will be south of us but we will surely get some rain and our country side will never turn brown this year

A system developing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will stretch rain into Mexico threatening flooding for this weekend.

Following a front moving from north to south across the country for the end of the week, a low pressure will develop off the Pacific Mexican coasts of Colima and Michoacan de Ocampo. This moisture steers inland just in time for the weekend. Meteorologist Rob Miller said he expects the heaviest rain to start on Saturday and extend into Monday.

Heavy Rain in Mexico This Weekend Raises Flooding Concerns

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Melaque Skim 2015


Melaque Skim Tournament 2015 is in front of the Villa Obregon-San Patricio Malecon on Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th of March

Plus Flyboar - Waterjet ride

Friday, March 06, 2015

San Patricio Festival rides are here

The Carnival rides are almost ready for Sunday. They may open them Saturday. The street in front is lined with more like that Foosball booth below. Other food or sweets booths will join the one on the corner next to OXXO. That narrows the street enough that the large intercity buses can't make the corner so they're gonna have to find another way for 10 days. Nahima had to have some sweets so we stopped.

The rides


Lots of sweets

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Pazcado - La Paz style Fish Tacos

Lots of talk about how good and authentic the Fish Tacos are. I guess the chef is really from La Paz and learned to do it right. I haven't tried it because I always seem to be on my way to somewhere. Story is he makes an almost Tempura batter coating which is what I remember most from La Paz. 20 pesos is not bad if they are as good as folks say they are. As their signs says they are located on the Jaluco side of highway 200 at the Barra de Navidad intersection. 

Pazcado - Tacos de Mar

Entrance faces the Plaza de Toros


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Festival San Patricio

It's that time again for 10 days of activities, March 8th through the 17th. Parades, music, misas (mass), fireworks and I'm sure the carnival rides will be where they usually are, a half block from the plaza.
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