Thursday, January 21, 2016

CAM Fund Raiser tomorrow in Villa Obregon

Event on Alvaro Obregon near Villas Camino del Mar.  Starts at 4PM with a 60 peso entrance. Great event that helps support CAM (Centro de Atención Múltiple), a school in Barra de Navidad for kids with special needs.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cuastecomate Boardwalk

The Cuastecomate boardwalk is looking really good. This is the last stage of making that beach wheelchair accessible. Some people complained that it takes up too much of the beach but I think it's a great improvement. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sue's Horno Feliz

Lots of talk on Tomzap about this place so I had to go find it. Sadly it's only open 8AM till noon and I don't get into Melaque until after one. She is also only open Monday through Friday. I'm not much into the sweet stuff but there is a rumor she makes a good light rye bread.

It's located at Calle Cedro #45 which is the very last street one the west end of Primavera. It looks like she sets up inside a 3 car garage about 3 doors up from the beach restaurants.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pro Animal Melaque Bike-a-Thon this Sunday

Bike-a-Thon fundraiser this Sunday for Pro Animal Melaque. 9AM on the Plaza. 200 pesos to enter and get a "free" T-Shirt

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Presa El Pedregal

Presa El Pedregal is up highway 80 near Lazaro Cardenas and was built to better control flooding downstream, mainly in Melaque. When I was there a few years ago I don't remember the lake being that large. The water level may have been a lot lower but it sounds like that may not all be water. Last summer local residents reminded the Municipality that the lake had never been dredged. I hope this is not another "build it and abandon it" project so common in Mexico. 

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Single Mom Fundraiser

West Melaque Street Party Fundraiser for Single Mothers, the Elderly and Disabled. This Saturday, January 9th

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Rosca de Reyes

We bought ours today and definitely better eaten with family or a group of friends. Little plastic babies are hidden inside and finding one in your piece is supposed to be an honor but also a responsibility to have a tamale and atole feed in early Feburary. Very good with hot chocolate.  We will have it tomorrow on Dia de Reyes.

It is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of the Día de Reyes (literally "Kings' Day"), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men. In most of Spain, Spanish America, and sometimes, Hispanic communities in the United States, this is the day when children traditionally get presents, which are attributed to the Three Wise Men (and not Santa Claus or Father Christmas). In Mexico before children go to bed, they leave their shoes outside filled with hay or dried grass for the animals the Wise Men ride, along with a note.

The tradition of placing a trinket (a figurine of the Christ child) in the cake is very old. The baby Jesus hidden in the bread represents the flight of the Holy Family, fleeing from King Herod's Massacre of the Innocents. Whoever finds the baby Jesus figurine is blessed and must take the figurine to the nearest church on February 2 (Candlemas Day, Día de la Candelaria). In the Mexican culture, this person has the responsibility of hosting a dinner and providing tamales and atole to the guests.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Tomatillos in Pinal

Tomatillos or Mexican husk tomato

This the first time I've seen them growing out here. Plants look just like tomatoes but never saw red so walked into the field for a closer look They make a great salsa or fried green tomatoes (small). Don't know if these are hand harvested or with a machine, probably by hand.

Monday, January 04, 2016

15% discount on taxes and water

This is from Autlan but it goes for most of Mexico including the Municipio of Cihuatlan. Pay your taxes and water bills in January or February and get a 15% discount. Many of the locals don't pay at all and the only tax collecting that will ever take place is during a property transfer at the time of sale.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Pro Animal Bike-a-Thon

Benefit for Pro Animal Melaque
$200 to enter and get a free t-shirt

Friday, January 01, 2016

Laguna del Tules

Just a first of the year photo

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