Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Independence Day!

So, as you all know by now, I ditched Robyn and the kids and am on a 10 day vacation in Mexico. What you may not know, is that today is independence day in Mexico. The celebrations for independence day are typically held the night before - so Monday night I went to Guanajuato for the big party. In case you aren't up on your Mexican history, Guanajuato is the city where the revolution started.
A woman in Queretaro (where I've been staying) sent a dispatch to the priest in Guanajuato, and he led a march on the capital. The big party consisted of live music, a 15 min. movie played on the cathedral where the priest started the march, the crowd shouting "Viva Mexico!" while being led by Mexico's second in command, and fireworks. The pictures below don't do justice to the size of the crowd - there were at least 50,000 people there.






6 comments:

Catherine Faux said...

Oh good. All this time I thought you were having an affair...no jk I know you aren't like that. Looks like you are having fun though!

THE GREEN MandMS said...

Looks like fun.

Robyn said...

Whenever he makes these big trips, it seems like he always finds fireworks!

Alexia said...

I knew that your "work" in Mexico was really an excuse to travel. but I figured you were sipping fruit juice whilst sunbathing in Cancun or something.

DeAnn said...

You really need to stop ditching your wife.

Robyn said...

There is a good side to all of this--we do get a paycheck out of all this--plus frequent flier miles, hotel points, and rental car points. His travel now pays for our vacation next summer!