I went to a garden party at Kevin’s. All the best people were there, including a past trade minister from Canada.￼ I started off with a shot of tequila and a beer chaser. Moved on to eggnog which was heavy with rum, then finished off with a couple of glasses of Merlot.
“Doesn’t all that mixing bother you?” asked Alain?￼
“Never mix never worry,” I quoted Honey from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Had breakfast this morning with the breakfast club at Min Wah’s.
Members of the Breakfast Club: Buddha, Perry Steve, Andrew, Bruce, and Al.
Took a cab with Buddha to Chapala, a town nearby much larger than Ajijic. A beautiful town on the lake with a nice Malecon. We had lunch at the Patio and looked around the square and visited some shops. Buddha bought a guitar which he didn’t need. Spent too much money and ended up with buyer’s remorse. He said he was going to trade it. Later that night he got drunk and fell asleep with the guitar in his bed. He kicked it out of bed and the next morning when he woke he discovered that there was a crack in his new guitar.
We took the bus back which was quite an experience. The bus was full. Jam packed with people. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up some supplies and went home for a siesta. Buddha came over about 5:30 and we took a bus to Perry’s pizza to listen to the music. Not much happening there. We had a couple of drinks and ended up at eEl Barco for a nightcap and then I walked home from there.￼￼￼￼￼
Breakfast at Bin Wah’s
Buddha, Perry, Steve, and Andrew
Bruce, Al, Alain
The next series of pictures were taken in Chapala later that same day.
Boats on Lake Chapala
Girl eating a snow cone
Young Boy Singing for his Supper
The Fisherman of Chapala
“I am the light of the world.”
Mother and Daughter
Fishermen of Men
Please be generous
Interior Parish of San Francisco, Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico
I left Louisville at 7:30 in the morning on a United Airlines flight connecting in Houston. It was a tight connection and I boarded almost immediately after arriving at the gate. We got in the air with no delay and arrived in Guadalajara on time at 3:30 pm. Off the plane we had to go through immigration and customs. There were long lines but it didn’t take long before I was in the main terminal looking for a taxi for the last leg of the journey to Ajijic.
It was about a forty-five minute ride to Ajijic. By the time I got there and checked into my Airbnb my phone was blowing up by two of my friends who were already there.
“Where ya at, Kat?”
“What’s your exact address?”
“Can you come over now to Bruce’s on Victoria?”
We had plans for dinner as a seafood restaurant that night and then we were going to a “drag” show at the Spotlight Theater later.
So I got my shit together and headed over to Bruce’s house one block away on Victoria Street where my friend Buddha was staying. We got in Bruce’s car and drove to La Pacena for dinner. That was a whole other experience that I’ll tell you about later.
Anyway, after dinner we went to the drag show. Here are some of the pictures.
The show was hilarious and quite well performed. Topical humor, political humor, and a lot of Jewish Jokes. Oh…and the name of the show was, Oy ve Christmas! Performed by The Kinsey Sicks.
I’ve decided to do something a little different on my blog. I do travel pieces from time to time, but usually I wait until I get home and edit my photos and then put a story together. This time I thought I’d do something in real time. I am currently on a trip to Ajijic Mexico. I’ve been here a few days and it’s been quite an adventure so far.
I secured lodgings through my Airbnb ap. This is my fourth trip with Airbnb and while every experience has been different they have all been good.