Monday, 6 October 2008

September 14th and 15th, 2008 CHIHUAHUA

Chihuahua in the rain. It rained on and off the whole time we were here. The capital for the state with the same name. Not named after the dog, Chihuahua means something like flat sandy place(my guess would have been "rainy place" ha ha). In spite of the rain decorations were going up for the Independence celebrations. We did not go into town in the evening as we heard that the fireworks were postponed to a later date. Just our luck they went ahead without us. I was able to hear them, but not see them from our hotel room.

A city of statures. The clock is counting down the time to the 200 year anniversary of Mexico's Independence. The rider with a pistol is Poncho Villa an Independence hero who lived in Chihuahua.

The cathedral and an old mission.
The area is a center for ranching and farming, with cowboy boots a big item. On this street, in a town just west of Chihuahua there were several stores devoted just to these boots. BIL Barry checks them out and ends up buying a pair.

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