Saturday fun in Jalisco

LOCATION: Housesitting in Jocotepec, Jalisco, Mexico

WEATHER: Sunny. High 88

Fireworks and church bells woke us at 6:30 again. These guys just party on and on!

While it was still cool, Alexis and I took Frida for a nice walk.

On our way, we passed this beautiful nursery. Then, a horse and baby colt in a lot…

And then, we saw this wall mural that turns one into an angel!

After dropping Friday off at home, we hiked downtown to a restaurant Alexis had found online that serves nice brunches. We had great food! We were the only gringos, which was nice.

We wandered the streets of Jocotepec, brimming with Saturday morning shoppers. We bought some cactus (nopales) and a pineapple.

Back home, we found this dead scorpion on the living room floor. Glad he didn’t sting us before he died!

After a restful afternoon, we caught a bus to San Juan, about 10 miles from here. There we met Steve and Ada, friends of our homeowners, for dinner and a dance show.

Each Saturday evening, the dancers perform songs and dances from one of Mexico’s states. Tonight’s performance was from Nayarit.

The men danced with knives.

Alexis and I shared a shrimp dish, served in a steaming-hot lava molcajete (mortar and pestle).

It was a very nice evening.

Then, we walked the streets of San Juan, and caught a crowded bus back home.

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