Friday, September 12, 2008

10AM - Independence Day preparations in Moya.

We have made a Morning Camp in the north end of the Town of Moya. There are signs everywhere of the coming fiesta for the celebration of Mexico's Declaration of Independence from Spain. Shortly before dawn on September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla shouted "El Grito", the cry for independence.

As we drove into town this morning we see men cleaning the roadways. The high school band across the field from our Morning Camp is practicing for the parade. Independence Day is a very important fiesta [holiday] here in Mexico.

5PM - Illusive Zacatecas.
During the day, we headed toward the City of Zacatecas. Getting there turned out to be a bit illusive! When we thought we were close to Zacatecas, actually we were close to the City of Guadalupe.

Little Mavicito took the pano pic below on the outskirts of what we thought was Zacatecas which turned out to be Guadalupe.

As you may see, this is high desert country at an elevation of about 7,500 feet. The land is covered with green plants because it rains here quite a bit.
Zacatecas is on the other
side of the distant hills.

When we arrived in Zacatecas, we could not seem to get into the city. We were lost. As we drove along, it finally dawned on us that we were on a periphery road. We found El Centro of Zacatecas, and made an Afternoon Camp in a Bodega Aurrera parking lot. WalMart owns this large grocery.

Just below us is a small shopping center and in that shopping center is a Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Looking inside, the buffet food looked great, and we are going back to eat supper there. However there are no Chinese employees in this restaurant.

The waiter told us, "The restaurant is Chinese, but all of us who work here are Mexican!"
Wang's Chinese Buffet.

In-N-Out Burger!
On her blog today, my friend Terry Taylor told about going to an In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles. Oh, Lord! I miss In-N-Out's fries and burgers sooooooo much!

Click pic to play the In-N-Out song!


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