Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All set for a week in Tecoman, Mexico

All set for a week in a hotel room in Tecoman

This may not look so interesting to you, but if you travel with your husband on a business trip to a smallish town in Mexico, these may be a few things that you will need:
  1. Servitoalla - paper towels
  2. Quaker Instant Cereal de Avena Fortificado - instant oatmeal
  3. Great Value Crema en polvo - Yes, you may recognize the Wal-Mart's answer to Coffee Mate
  4. Platanos - bananas
  5. Equate Quita Esmalte con Lavolina - nail polish remover because I will be so bored in this hotel room, I will have time to do my nails!
  6. Equate Gel Antibaterial - because even people in Mexico don't want the flu
  7. Marias Gamesa - my favorite plain vanilla cookie... that is great with coffee
  8. Folgers Coffee Packets - for the desperate coffee drinkers
  9. Heating element for a single cup of coffee because I just cannot handle Mexican coffee.. the only thing I could never adapt to.
  10. Plastic spoon, bowls and glasses
  11. Dawn for washing those coffee cups
    So, see... that's all it takes. Most of these items were purchased at Bodega, which is owned by Wal-Mart.

    And, yes... my trusty computer. Notice one of my favorite blogs White Spray Paint on the screen? So what more do I need????

Carmen in her clown costume - 2007

    The reason why I am here in Tecoman is to give my almost six year old granddaughter and almost two year old grandson a Halloween party. This will be the fourth Halloween party we have hosted. It includes seven of Carmen and David's cousins in Mexico, plus their closest friends... and parents.

    My husband is here for the party, of course, but he is also here on business. For my readers who have not read my earliest blog entries, we farm here in Mexico and lived here for three years to get this new reorganized company "reorganized".

    If you are interested in life in a working town in Mexico, very different from the towns and politics you read about in the papers and see on the news, stick with me. I will show you something a little different.


Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

    This picture was taken a couple of years ago, but hopefully we will get a chance to make it over to Manzanillo while we are here in Tecoman, Mexico this week.
    We have just arrived here in Tecoman. My husband and I flew from Reynosa, Mexico (across the border and near McAllen, Texas) to Mexico City, then Guadalajara and then drove from there to Tecoman.
    If you keep tabs on my blog for the next few days I will do my best to show you a little of the town where we lived for three years. It is no resort, believe me, but it is a progressive town and there is plenty of work for everyone.
    We are off to Bodega, a large grocery store that is owned by Wal-Mart. I do not shop at Wal-Mart much in the States, however, while living here in Tecoman, I was thrilled to have Bodega close by. "Bodega" means shed in Spanish. But this store is certainly much more than a shed. I'll try to take a few pictures.