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Feb 28, 2013 - Packing

Sunday, we started off attending the Sunday Market Jack wrote about. After our tour, we tried yet another restaurant. That is where we met this delightful little boy, Christian. Jack ate breakfast while I chased Christian and played Hide 'N Seek. At even so young an age, he truly appreciated the entertainment value of Princesa Da Lee La. Another lady who has come to be entertained by my forays through town is this delightful lady. Jack and I call her Bano Lady. That is her job. She sits in a chair just in the foyer of the Mercado...

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Feb 24, 2013 - Shopping in the Arroyo

While lots of US cities have blue laws barring such activities, the hard working people of the Alamos area can find a day to both attend the church of their choice AND shop for an extended range of goods. From hardware to lawn decorations to produce, the selection is extensive and the bargains are available to the wary hunter. We noted many kitchen gadgets and utensils that can't be found elsewhere. Plus, there are taco and treat stands galore. The bazaar fills up much of the arroyo. In 2007 a huge flood turned much of Alamos into...

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Feb 16, 2013 - Holy Frijoles!

Guess what this is. Joaquin and I have dubbed it a Frijole Pulverizo. Last weekend, we made frijoles, we cooked up about two cups of pinto beans. That was the easy part!! Then I began to look throughout the casita for a "masher". None to be found. I cannot believe I forgot to bring my Kitchen Aid 15 speed mixer. After much searching, (I know why the Mexican people are so inventive!), I found a wooden spoon and began beat the bean out of the frijoles. This morning, before the Garden Tour, Joaquin put on another pot of pinto beans. Our...

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Feb 15, 2013 - Two Weeks? NO!

This is a plaque Jack saw in a home last Saturday. We joined Amigos de Education for their guided tour of restored haciendas and their exquisite gardens. For $10 US per person you are guided through the streets of Alamos by "locals" (in the winter anyway) women from America or Canada. The proceeds of the tour go to educational scholarships for the local children. You learn city history and interesting facts about each home and garden. There are three new haciendas on tomorrow's tour, so we'll join them again. Yes, this IS what many of the...

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Feb 8, 2013 - A Week? Really?

Wow, we arrived in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico one week ago today. It only took three days to get the Wi-Fi working and six to obtain a container for our trash. During that time, we set about exploring the Pueblo Magico. When we arrived, a Music Festival was in full swing and the town was bustling with an array of characters and vendors. On our first evening, Joaquin bought the Princesa a beautiful pair of earrings made by a lovely indigenous lady by the name of Claudia. On a hill on the east side of the city is a Mirador, a lookout, from which...

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Mar 21, 2012 - Alamos Sonora

Alamos est un autre "pueblo magico" et en plus, elle a été déclarée monument historique par le Patrimoine Mondial de l'Unesco. Ville fondée en 1540 par Francisco Vazquez de Coronado qui y dressa son campement dans cette région. S'il s'était douté des quantités d'or et d'argent qu'elle recelait, il n'en serait plus reparti. C'est en 1683, que l'on découvrit de l'argent et Alamos connut un essor spectaculaire: comptant rapidement plus de 30,000 habitants, elle allait figurer au XVIII siècle parmi les principaux centres mexicains...

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Mar 11, 2011 - Alamos

Got up and walked to bus where we arr just in time to walk right on the bus to Navojoa and take off. We arr about 11am and call our friend, BK, who comes from Alamos and picks us up. Now our circle is truely complete since Alamos was the first town which began our journey over a year ago! Alamos Info BK is such a good friend and her hospitality is most appreciated. We truely feel at home visiting her, being able to relax and catch up.

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Nov 13, 2010 - day of leisure

The drive to Alamos didn't take long and wasn't hard to take. I played cards in the afternoon with Jane, Joan, Dee, Susan, and Sharon. Most of the group participated in a potluck at sundown. Then we watched a Vickie Shaw comedy show in the evening at Jane & Joan’s rig using my TV.

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May 3, 2010 - Quaint Alamos

Alamos means cottonwood tree and there were trees in Alamos. The poor Pleasure Way was parked under a Mango Tree……….the first night it rained baby mangos on our roof all night long! The next morning, we also discovered it had rained sap all over the camper. Once we were a few feet away and could see the roof, we discovered it had rained pigeon poop too. Oh well, we did have shade and a campground within an easy walk to the heart of downtown Alamos. Joaquin, you might as well know, is a shower aficionado so off he went to check out the Banos...

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Apr 30, 2010 - Joaquin's San Carlos Journal

San Carlos, Guaymas, and Miramar, Sonora, Mexico This is Joaquin’s voice, in case you notice a change in Spanish fluency. The first impression of anything is very important (muy importante). When we drove into San Carlos on April 25th, there was a distinct feeling of moneyed travelers and tourists frequenting this place. We found the campground easily, set up our site, and were ready to explore. The trip from Kino Bay to San Carlos was an adventure in shock absorber efficiency. Rather than take the main road, it was thought that seeing the...

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Mar 29, 2010 - Alamos - Mexico

March 28, 2010 I am sitting in Alamos in the Plaza de Armas sipping tequila, watching people and writing. On the 26th I left Chinipas at 9:30 to go to Alamos. Alamos is in the state of Senora and was founded in 1684. There’s are a lot of old colonial buildings here. Many have been restored by gringos who have found and made this quaint little village home. The town kinda reminds me of Phnom Phen. If it was restored and 1/10th the size. A cool place to hang. It was already hot at 9:30. Chinipas is at the bottom. The bowels of hell in the...

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Mar 13, 2010 - Alamos

We are in Alamos; we arrived yesterday and will leave again tomorrow. When we arrived I noticed that our fifth wheel hitch was cracked, probably as a result of those horrendous bumps on the road to Teacapan. While we were arranging for someone to give our trailer a good scrubbing, we also found a welder and he fixed up the hitch as good as new. We spent the day today exploring Alamos and taking Peter and Heather around since they had never been here; we also had a guide, Cirilo! He is a local and was happy to take us around and give us a...

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