Before Colin left

We attended two evenings out before Colin left for Culiacan.

The first was at El Balche. As you can see it is an open air event location with a pyramid being a feature. This is not the band we went to see. I just wanted to show you the layout. First and last time for us.The drinks were horrible and the food was just okay with very little choice for Colin and I.

We were there to see a Santana Tribute put on by Santana – Maz. Benito is the Mazatlan Santana and he indeed looks like Carlos. As you can see it was a bit chilly as the band were wearing coats and even a Canadian toque on Howard the sax player’s head.

We were there with our friends Genie and Joe ( who is a first class drummer ), I had three layers on at this point. To be honest it was very chilly and we were all shivering. Later we thought about it and as you can see in the first photo there is a very tall hotel behind us. We believe that this was creating a wind tunnel. Genie is out of focus because she was bopping around to the music.

Nice photo of Joe and Colin.

Colin was happy to introduce Benito to Joe. Hopefully next season Joe may find some musical groups to play with.

We were so very surprised to discover that once out of that place it was not windy and was much warmer. We were worried about taking the lancha back to the Isla and freezing but instead it was calm with nary a ripple on the ocean.

A week ago today, Saturday evening we were invited to a bonfire and firework display.

Dave one of our friends here in RV1 decided to host a bonfire and firework presentation in honour of his 80th birthday.

Many many of Dave’s friends from all over the Isla came to celebrate.

And this is when I noticed that I had a sore throat. Obviously I caught it at the Santana evening.

Happy 80th Dave! Wishing you many more.

The next four photos were taken by Colin, he was looking for a mix of people and fireworks.

The following were my snapshots of the very well done fireworks. How fortunate we were to have this happen right in front of our RV.

We really did have a wonderful time at both of these events but I certainly could have done without my sore throat and horrid cough which I am still dealing with 😥 Am I being punished for going out two nights in a row? I am on the mend and I believe that within 2 days, 3 at the most I will be back to 100%. In other news we are finally warming up outside. Thanks for checking in.






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13 thoughts on “Before Colin left

  1. Gail Kelly Florence says:

    Are the girls scared of fireworks? I know so many dogs are.
    Pheebe is fortunately not though.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    Well, aren’t you two the social butterflies! It certainly looks as though there is not a lack of things to do down there!

  3. Linda Sand says:

    Please, take care of yourself. My covid infection started with a sore throat. I am now negative but still have a cough.

  4. Dee Tillotson says:

    I was trying to find you in some of the fireworks photos—what did you have on? But it may not have mattered as everyone had their faces turned toward the fireworks. I do notice everyone cuddled up in warm garb. Our Pineapple Express weather must be affecting your Matzatlan weather a little. You must have had good transportation getting to the Santana Concert; Moving for long distances to get to an entertainment venue must have been hell with your knee, but you did it! Of course, I’m use to you up there dancing like crazy! It’s so great to see you out there having fun. Viva Contessa. The sore throat will pass.

  5. Sandie says:

    I’m sorry it was so cold for you. It looks like so much fun. Fireworks are beautiful but not the noise. How do the twins handle them?

  6. Catheline says:

    You haven’t posted in a while and I’m a little bit of a worry wart, is everything OK?
    Sending Love and good wishes…

    Love reading your blog

  7. Lucy says:

    Contessa, que pasa, have the bandidos kidnaped you guys ?? ( Good forbid !! ). Your last entry was done 13 days ago😰😩

  8. Que pasa? Hope all is good 😊

  9. SandyM says:

    Yes, all your fan need at least a one liner from you. I know your time is short for the Isla so you are probably organizing things for the road. Traveling Mercies all the way to Canada. Stay safe.

    1. Lucy says:

      Yes Contessa, one ‘ We are OK ‘ will make us happy !!

  10. Lynn in Kingston NY says:

    Contessa — Hope you are OK! We’re all now really worried about you, especially because your last post strongly suggested you had the early symptoms of Covid!!! Please have someone write a quick post to let us you you are doing OK.

  11. jim Davis says:

    Contessa, you haven’t posted in a while. Are you & Colin ok?

  12. Lucy says:

    Hi to the whole fans bunch, been thinking that perhaps Contessa & Colin’s internet system went kaput, thus the absence of messages. Aveces pasa que el systemA se deteriora. Saludos a todos & have a nice spring-time.

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