SAILFEST IS UPON US

Xpresion Immune

Projects that Sailfest did for the community in 2014
Projects that Sailfest did for the community in 2014

This first week of February is full of Sailfest activities, there is definitely something for everyone.  And  it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet folks from all over the world and do some good for the children of Zihuatanejo.    Last night at the concert the opening with the “The Brothers Mendosa”  very traditional mexican strolling trubadores, followed by the very talented Mexican gentleman whose name I can’t remember, and should have as he was excellent singing a variety of songs about  Zihuatanejo.

 Songs of Zihuatanejo

Songs of Zihuatanejo

Next on the bill was the very, non traditional Mexican hold time rock and roll band,

Xpressions Immune
Xpressions Immune

Xpresion Immune. These young Mexican musicians had all most everyone up on their feet dancing and swaying to the music.  They have become  favorite of the snowbird  crowd who first became acquainted with them last year when they played on the street for tips, hopefully someone  will help them get a Cd together. They would really sell here. The next  group was the extremely popular rock and roll band headed up by long time, Zihuatanejo musician Steve Calvert that also had the same effect on the  crowd, having everyone on their feet rocking  and rolling to the music we all grew up with. We were disappointed that Michelle LaValle had to cancel as she is one of our favorites, so as Steve was winding up the hour was getting late for the Senor ,we headed out for a  night cap at the Flophouse bar.

Chilli cook off
Chilli cook off

Thursday is the Senor’s favorite event, the chili cook off and silent auction. The Senor loves the chili as long as it doesn’t have too much heat, and I don’t care for spicy at all and just stick with the key lime pie. The Senor also loves an auction, something about the thrill of the win.

Since we had won 2 dinners the night before through the raffles, we decided that we would plan on just picking up 2 more dinners. These auctions can become a contest of who is more determined than who to win despite the cost, but

One of several silent auction tables
One of several silent auction tables

the Senor was on his best behavior and when the prices got to high he said well we can just go there anyway. Our big desire was the lunch at La Chula Vida on Playa Blanca, as we had one of our most memorable evenings there last year with friends, but we will just have do it on our own as it wasn’t to be ours this year. A couple of dinners later the auction was over for us and we retreated to the shade. Another great event, another great day. Only to be followed by Fridays sail boat parade, another day another story. 02 05 2014 Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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