Amazing! Just when all of us who live here relaxed, confident that the summer storm season was over, up pops Paul, currently a tropical storm but forecast to become a category 1 hurricane and head directly for Baja Sur. Oh well, vamos a ver (we will see.) Check this link for more info: NOAA Tropical Weather Site
The roads on “el otro lado” have received some attention lately. Many of the deep crevasses have been filled in with dirt and some of the worst stretches have been smoothed out. There is evidence in other parts of town that the “missing” road grader has done some work also. Slowly, the road situation is improving, but if Paul comes for a visit, you can bet that the roads will be an absolute mess once again.
How do all those supposedly independent hot dog vendors know to raise the price at the same time? It’s impossible to know but sometime in the last week or so, the price of hot dogs (from the night time street vendors) rose 20% to 12 pesos per doggie. That’s almost the cost of a quart of ice cold beer!
The road construction on Militar continues, mostly to put more wires and cables underground but also to make nifty looking rock crosswalks at all the corners and install antique lightposts. As the workers move up the street, ripping the new asphalt apart in order to replace it with rock, the highway is not passable once again. Sometime this coming week the crosswalks should all be finished. Care to hazard a guess as to what will follow?
Finally, more Pueblo Magico celebration news. First, the midway from the Festivales Tradicionales is still setup, apparently waiting for the October 23 happenings before leaving town. Here’s the schedule of events as we now know it:
5:00 pm Music by the State Government Band
5:30 pm Declaration of Pueblo Magico
6:00 pm Festival, including:
Todos Santos Song
Poetry of Todos Santos
Coastal Dance from Sinaloa
Unveiling of the Pueblo Magico Poster
Presentation by Artist Jame Martinez
Popular Dance with music by El Cuervo
All of the above will be in the main plaza.