Wednesday, March 28, 2018

¡Adiós Mazatlán!

It is always difficult to leave this city.  My visit this time was way too short! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Quilter's Heaven

The San Francisco Quilt Shop on Carnaval  is an extraordinary shop! When in Mazatlán it is a must stop.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Garage Door

Now isn't this a remarkable garage door?  Only in Mazatlán!!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Falling in Love Again!

I am falling in love with Mazatlán all over again. I have not been here for awhile nor as regularly when we used to stay as snowbirds in the past; I had forgotten how much fun it is! Looks like all the houses on my favourite street, Angel Flores, have had a new coat of paint!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

New Paint Job

Although not dilapidated, in all the years I have been coming here and staying in El Centro this building needed something to bring out its beauty.  A new paint job and doors did the job! It is a colourful stand-out in the neighbourhood.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Tenor, Ezequiel Ojeda

 Ezequiel Ojeda is a strong tenor with a masterful presence. He gave an outstanding performance Thursday night at the Museo de Arte de Mazatlán.  His accompanist was also very talented and performed well. After 3 trips to the museum, I was sold the last available ticket and considered myself lucky. I had forgotten how getting one's needs met in México can be very challenging, especially if not fluent in the language. During the program I tried to be unobtrusive with my iPhone camera, realizing that my larger "good" camera would be difficult to conceal so the photos are not as good as I wish they could be. Incidentally, do you like the hair colour of the woman who was sitting in front of me? PS. Because there are so many varied activities in El Centro, it is one of the many reasons I love Mazatlán!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jam Session

My first night back in Mazatlán El Centro's neighbourhood  offered some surprises. I walked around  to check the changes, and found that some things are the same but there are some differences--improvement of streets, curbs and sidewalks are a huge and welcome change. I found that the Art Museum has a musical performance tonight for which I will buy tickets, and some of the restaurants are the same but others have closed their doors. I was delighted to find some good jazz.and 7 musicians jamming together. Many of the snowbirds have returned home, but some of the remaining musicians get together and perform at the Mazatlán Film and Theatre place on Constitución 209. Will return there tomorrow night for a movie. I even peeked into a church service for a few minutes before finding my evening meal at a small family restaurant a block from my inn. Although I am alone without friends or family,  I will find enough to do to keep busy yet I intend to do much relaxing.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Approaching Mazatlán

Since most snowbirds have left Mazatlán already and the season here is almost over, the flight today from St. Paul had breathing room with a fair amount of empty seats. I gave my aisle seat to a family travelling together so they could sit together, and the flight attendant moved me to a row all by myself. Heaven!

It was a quiet flight with a terrific cabin crew.  I suppose when I leave next week  the plane will be full with people going home from vacation and for religious holiday.