Archive for September, 2005

delphine

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

After a three week stint of volunteering in Yelapa, Delphine left for Morelia and another project. Upon arrival, the project was cancelled, due to lack of participants. After traveling a bit, she returned to Yelapa for another week of work at our Cultural Center and a stay here at Casa Iguana. This bright and sharp […]

toro

Friday, September 16th, 2005

toro

gemma garcia garcia

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Meet Gemma Garcia Garcia, our newly crowned, Queen of Yelapa. Last night’s Mexican Independence festivities lasted until the wee hours, with the entire community present. It began with a few dozen male and female basketball games and then moved into the contest. Thrown in for the half-time show was Tepo, doing a boogie and a […]

quimixto falls

Monday, September 12th, 2005

We spent a day in nearby Quimixto yesterday, guided by Vero. I am always amazed how big our circle of friends and family is here. I was reintroduced to Anna and her father, Roberto who have some wonderful rentals, right off the beach area north of town. The casas are large and great for families. […]

John Banana Dead….Not!!!

Monday, September 12th, 2005

You got to love Yelapa. As we arrived back from a day trip to Quimixto, our boat was met with the news of John O. Thompson’s death. Instantly, I was saddened. I was flooded with thoughts of all the stories that I remember of him here in Yelapa. The no dog John story, his free […]

poncho’s paradise

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

This morning I took a walk with Jose to Pancho’s, Casa Parota, located high above Yelapa. It was a hike filled with good story and wonderful views. All thats left of the round tarped casa is a small kitchen, bodega and a base. The rest blew away in the hurricane, a few years past. If […]

wonder dog

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Paloma was on hand at today’s wedding and wooed the crowd as usual. She is by far, the top dog of Yelapa!

waterfall wedding

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Today’s work was as a wedding planner, Yelapa style! This young couple from Texas and family from California arrived in Yelapa wanting to get married under the waterfall. Craig from El Paso performed the ceremony, with his words protected by a plastic bag. It was short and very sweet. Following a round of strong margaritas […]

primary school

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

School has been in session for more than a week now. Every parent was responsible to machete an area of the grounds. The new bridge across the river is great but no handrails have been installed and therefore we continue to have to walk our kids to and from school. Ill go by and take […]

cascada

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

The waterfall in Yelapa is running with a huge force due to the latest rains. Just a few months ago, locals climbed daily to the top of the falls and put a few hoses into an upper pool to cause at least a dribble. This morning you could barely get under the falls, due to […]