Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | November 11, 2008

Back in Mexico!

A military band practices and marches adjacent to our rigs at 6 AM!

From my book…”We parked in a paved parking lot next to a sports field and rented a taxi for one hour to find out if there might be a better place. There is not, so we will stay where we are. As we drove around in the taxi, we were pleased to see that it is very colonial and clean. It appears to be a lovely city, which we will begin to explore tomorrow. After a great noon meal, we had a siesta, and then happy hour adjacent to our rigs. The afternoon high temperature was 82 degrees in the shade. We expect to spend about three nights here.”

“In addition to being parked along the central plaza, we are also parked across the street from a secondary school. I’ve witnessed the following many times, have not reported it to you and I will do so now. First of all, the children show up for school neat and clean, all wearing uniforms. From 7:00 to 7:30 AM, they have an assembly in the school yard before beginning classes. The assembly begins with a pledge of allegiance to the Mexican Flag, followed by lots of drum and bugle music and military-type marching, followed by everyone singing several songs together. Very different from our schools.”

Note…Now that we are back in Mexico after visiting seven Central America countries, it strikes me that Mexico is more “Military-oriented”. The scene in the above photo and the secondary school information in the above paragraph are very common scenes in Mexico.

All material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2008
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