Amealco

I had to go up to Amealco for the 2nd time this week. The first time was so I could get shocks and struts and springs replaced on the van. And the second time was so I could get shocks and struts and springs replaced on the van! They usually have the parts on-hand or can get them pretty quickly, but earlier in the week after hanging around for awhile, the shop realized they couldn’t get all the parts on that day nor on the next day, so after a 2 day wait, they were ready for me to come back to get job done. (Wow…the van rides so much better now! Unfortunately, we’ll have to get new tires this summer for between the bad roads and bad suspension, they have taken a complete beating.)

What that extra day in Amealco meant mostly to me was that I got to eat at a favorite restaurant that is just a few minutes walk from the repair shop…twice! And afterward (today), I took a stroll a couple of blocks into the small “centro” or center of downtown. It’s a small town so there isn’t much to see.

Unfortunately, I find just about everything there fascinating and worthy of exploring with the camera, but I don’t want to get too many dirty looks or get beat up by someone sensitive for me taking pictures of whatever or whoever. The people have great features and I’d love to just be able to take people pictures! It’s like airport people-watching, except it’s not in an airport, and it’s probably not considered “kosher.” So, I look for just regular stuff to take pictures of, and if I can get some people shots, that’s a plus.

I’d forgotten that this is “fair week” (“feria”) in Amealco. As it turned out, there was a dancing demonstration going on, and it had a lot of color. Who can resist taking pics of frilly ballet dancers? Loved their hair and overly done makeup! Enchanting. Gotta love the guy on the horse strolling by. Uniquely and plainly Mexico. That’s Amealco!

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