|The kids trying to coax Zappa out of the large yacht that he likes to visit....|
We took the bus into Guaymas the other day for two reasons. The first was to get our Banda Ancha (USB internet device) activated so we could get weather and communications via cell signal once we leave the marina's wifi. We were very happy that even though our Banda Ancha was inactive for 7 months, they were able to just reactivate fit or us. In the future we will just need to go into an Oxxo store (think 7-eleven) and add money each month to our account. The bus cost us a total of $48 pesos each direction, which is under $3 for all four of us to take a 40 minute bus ride. Nice!
The second was to see the Guaymas Carnaval parade. We arrived at the parade route soon after what was the published start time, but ended up sitting for nearly two hours before the parade finally started. you've got love "Mexican Time". Being Americans without tans, wearing American clothes, we certainly stood out in the crowd. We only saw two other Americans there during our 4-5 hours in town. The parade was very long and seemed to go on forever - so long that we left before the end. One marching band and then dance group after dance group with loud music and bands. It was really colorful and beautiful with all the floats and great to see all the kids participating in the parade!
|Before the parade, l;ive bands played music. A lot of it classic American Rock.|
Vendors selling all kinds of snacks and trinkets.
|Colorful snacks and trinkets.|
|Great marching band. We think they teach music at an early age in Mexico.|
|One of the many, many dance groups. Very colorful.|
|There were a lot of very nice floats in the parade.|
|A "Mario" dance group|