Friday, November 21, 2008

Revolution in Mexico.
Yesterday, Mexico celebrated the start of the revolution begun by Francisco Madero in 1921. This revolution overthrew dictator and president of Mexico, Porfirio Diaz. Here in the Pueblo of Aticama, there was a party with some fireworks and much music to celebrate the revolution.

Over a hundred years before this revolution, Mexico began its War for Independence from Spain. In the year 1821, Mexico won its independence. In that year, a great deal of Mexico occupied a huge part of what is now the United States. When you look at the map of 1821 below, are you surprised by Mexico's size? The orange colored Mexico includes all of present day Texas and California.
Map of North America in 1821.

2PM - Chips and guacamole.
Part of every day is spent in front of MsTioga looking at the birds, the little river, the Ocean and visitors to the park. I like to look at things with binoculars.

In the pic below, I'm enjoying corn chips and homemade guacamole. There is always a nice breeze off of the Ocean.
Life in the park.

Late afternoon.
Little Mavicito has been wanting to walk up the dirt road across the highway from our Camp. This road follows the small river. We came to a place where a low water bridge crossed the river.

Towns people wearing sandals or going barefoot use the bridge to go shopping in the center of the pueblo. Cars also cross here.
Low water bridge.


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