dusk near Cuernavaca

dusk near Cuernavaca

Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome Sunshine

After three days of overcast skies and chillier than normal temperatures, the sun came out yesterday and the thermometer rose to a very pleasant 73 F.

Alejandro and I took a walk to nearby Parque México, which is always a fun place to visit on a Sunday afternoon.  My grumpiness, provoked by the dreary weather, my cold (which is almost gone), and the noisy party upstairs on Friday night, quickly disappeared as we strolled through the park.

How can one be grumpy on a beautiful afternoon in a park filled with families enjoying the day?

The recently restored, art deco Foro Lindbergh is the heart of the park.

For some unknown reason there was a group of people at the Foro dressed in costumes.  I couldn't figure out if they were supposed to be dressed as ancient Egyptians, or Romans, or what.  Then Alejandro told me that they were dressed as anime cartoon characters.  We still don't know why they were there.

To one side of the Foro a couple was performing traditional dances from the Mexican state of Jalisco, including the "jarabe tapatío" (which we "gringos" call the "Mexican Hat Dance").

At the other side of the Foro, a woman with a nice voice was playing the guitar and singing popular songs.

Of course there were food vendors everywhere.

Someone was offering lessons on how to use the hula hoop as a form of exercise.

Purina Dog Chow had a truck parked nearby.  Inside a photographer was taking pictures of dogs with their owners.  They were also looking for dogs to feature in advertising campaigns.

 Alejandro posing by the duck pond.

 On such a beautiful day at such a lovely place, how could anyone not love Mexico!

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