Saturday, November 17, 2007

The real Mexico

Alright then.....pictures of 'the real Mexico'.  None of this laying on the beach with a frosty drink with an umbrella sticking out of it!  We went where the locals live!  Erm...which is also where my in laws live.  LOL  We drove on the wild side and ate from carts selling tacos.  We bought roasted corn from a dude peddling down the street on a bicycle!  Ohhh yeah, we love to be wild.

::gigglechoke::

Questions, anybody?

29 comments:

  1. Sounds a great trip and you look like you really were having a great time!  Thanks so much for sharing the "real" Mexico with us.  I really enjoyed it!  Hopefully one day I will get a chance to visit it for myself, but then, I'd probably end up in one of those touristy hotels sipping drinks on the beach....tough job, yeh!
    Marie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

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  2. Thank you Amy!  I so enjoyed seeing all your photos.  I was there with you all....hope you don't mind?   Lol!
    Your daughter is a beauty and her face was transformed when she held the baby.  You were mother earth too lying there with the sleeping child.  My mother-in-law's kitchen was only four feet square and she managed to rear a family in it and entertain all her grandchildren too.  When we inherited it we had to extend to make a bigger kitchen.  I couldn't have coped forever in there!  It is now just a small hallway.
    Didn't Ryan look fab in her dress?
    Wonderful photos...thanks for sharing.

    Hugs
    Jeanie xx

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  3. Amy, those photo's are FAB! I love looking at the real places. Shame the first thing you saw was a Wal*mart and office depot when you got to the other side. It made a change to see photos of another country and see a freaking Mc Donalds, do they have them there?
    When we go over to Spain, they have em but thank God, they are empty!
    Gaz xx

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  4. I've never been more than fifty miles below our border, and the real Mexico I saw consisted of some very poor areas, but I love Mexico and the people there.  Oh, and shopping at the market.  I like that, too!

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  5. Welcome home!  It looks like you had a great trip.  I really enjoyed looking at the photos, thanks!
    Sam

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  6. looks like fun even if there were no umbrella drinks

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  7. The wild?  I kid you not when I say I was on a bus in the 80s in Mexico with a woman carrying a chicken.  Well, at the time it seemed wild, but your roasted corn story is much more out there.
    :-) ~mary

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  8. Thanks for sharing that unique view of Mechico (pronounce with guttural CH), Amy

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  9. yeah that kid is not having any babies lol I love the bright green costumes and does thier walmart carry the same things as ours ???? like do they have any unusal things there we would not think of in ours?????? I love that moutian scene and get those dnaged people OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!! so I can come visit you down there. I love mimiking the statues whats the story on silver man????

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  10. I guess I am appalled at how little it looked like Mexico and how much it looks like the USA!
    Traci

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  11. Thanks for sharing your version of Mexico with me !  Enjoyed it !

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  12. reminds me of the Philippines where many goods are sold on the street from venders yelling what they are selling....
    Becky

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  13. Yep, alot of people dont realize what a poor country it actually is....
    Only some people have the money and the luxurious life style..
    Most beg in the streets for food.....

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  14. The 'real' Mexico.... How I remember! <LOL> It was definitely an adventure, especially when you have to deal with any 'official' people... sheesh!  Did you get the guys trying to wash your windows any time you came to a toll booth? Oh, and the donkeys, sheep, cows grazing on the median of the road? At first I was really worried about them, but apparently they know to stay in the middle and out of the way of the cars doing 80, and making up the rules of the road as they goOh, and Coke/pepsi/twinkies etc do NOT taste like they do here! But, the food from the street vendors? YUM! We had a great time. My sister-in-law (whose parents and some of the rest of the family still live in Mexico) is always saying we need to make a trip down to visit her family. She thinks it is awful that I was working the whole time we were down there.

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  15. loved your story book ride along! i love mexico and have traveled all over it.  thank  you, Mexico for having garbage trucks we can snuggle! No pollution, pure horse power. What a world this could be if we used all the best parts!
    Thanks for sh

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  16. Thank You so much for sharing your pictures with us!  I love them.  I love the feel of it.  I also think it a hoot that you got Germany and Cruatia in there too.  I'm not sure if it was deamons or not but everytime I got to the page with the rosery and crusifix the page would shut down and reload!  I needed to start backwards to see the rest.  AND..... it shut down again and made me reload when I got to that page going backwards too!  Funny?  Odd?   Hmmmm...  me thinks someone is trying to tell me something!   I really am going to hell and I need to get used to it.

    hugs Rosemary

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  17. Looks like alot of fun...What my husband calls tortas is equal to an omlette..and sopa for rice..but in most restaurants, sopa is soup...I know different origins have their own meanings for some things...
    Sheri

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  18. Heeheee.... Coca Cola Light... ROFL!  

    And yeah, that totally looks like SoCal.  Well, except for the trash buggy thing...

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  19. Does the silver man do a silver poo?

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  20. Do they have the crucifixes in the bedroom just because they are scared you are a vampire?

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  21. Whatever happened to that guy from Who's the Boss. Tony Dansa wasnt it. I only mention it because of the Danza thing in one of your pictures.
    I think your next entry should be about Tony Dansa, if that was his name. I demand you tell me where he is? he he. What have you done with him? And Chachi. Where is he these days?
    :o)

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  22. I love your family photos of Mexico, they are exactly as i imagine it to be.
    That small kitchen I bet creates the best meals, I bet it does.
    Such happiness and fun, thanks for sharing your sharing.

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  23. What?  No pic of Ryan's "first" kiss, lmao.  Mexico looks like a beautiful country.  Why didn't cha take me wif ya????  ::wink::

    Love ya,

    Suse

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  24. I liked seeing your pictures....and I loved the Coca Cola Light....LOL....June:)

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  25. I like the gate on the house behind the horse/garbage truck. How sweet of you to pet the garbage truck. Ooh...and Uncle Jesse's house is COOL! The pic of Ryan in the pink fluffiness is awesome! Glad you had a great time. --Cin

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  26. These are absolutely awesome pictures!!!  Looks like ya'll had a blast!!  I love the pink dress picture and that's a great tradition to get those done.  I like the mountains!!  So breathtaking!!!  Look at the beautiful dining room!!!  My favorite pictures are the ones where your family are posing with the statues and as statues.  So cool!!!!  Hugs,
    Lisa

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  27. love the pictures and I love being wild too.

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  28. That is so great that you got to go visit. I am envious!

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  29. It seems like you had a good time :)  I'm glad that you did!  Hugz, Teresa

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