This was the week of Feria del Virgen del Rosario (the fair of the Virgin of the Rosary), which culminates tomorrow with a procession if the weather cooperates. We’ve had rain and sun, with here and there a downpour, these last few days. Wednesday night (glorious weather), San Geraldo and I walked over to the fair.
|OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE FAIR AS WE STROLLED OVER FROM THE BEACH.|
Often, when we have friends visiting from the United States, they’re surprised by sales booths they spot at fairs and outside movie theaters. Invariably, someone will look dumb-founded and say, “They’re selling shots of tequila?!?”
OK, so the thought crossed my mind the first time I saw a booth, too. But then I realized it’s not spelled the same. It’s “taquilla” (pronounced tah-KEY-ya”) and not “tequila.” It’s a ticket booth. Given my one experience with tequila shots when I was 20 years old (sharing an entire bottle with one other person), I’m even a little afraid to approach the ticket booth.
Wednesday was Children’s Day at the fair. Well, every day is children’s day (and adults’ day) at the fair. But Wednesday, is the most popular day for children to dress in traditional costume.
|THIS YEAR’S LIGHTS.|
|WAITING FOR THE PARTY TO START AT ONE OF THE CASETAS.|
|BUMPER BOATS! A BOY IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME.
HE LOOKS LIKE A BOWERY BOY TO ME.
|SAN GERALDO LOVES SWEET CORN (CORN ON THE COB).
HE COMMENTED THAT HE NEVER SAW ANY AT THE FAIR THIS TIME.
I HADN’T EITHER… UNTIL I LOOKED AT MY PHOTOS THURSDAY MORNING.
|ABOUT TO HEAD BACK THROUGH THE GATES.|