The older I get the less tolerance I have for crowds. It's either that or the crowds have become more pushy.
The last time we did anything for DOD was about 8 or 9 year ago when some friends came down to "experience" the holiday.
It's starting already, shops in the Centro are bringing out more Catrinas, the holiday of the Day of the Dead is surfacing for the umpteenth time, only to be shadowed by Christmas decorations which have already appeared at Home Depot and several of the shopping centers in Morelia.
Whats the hurry?
At least the DOD celebration does not start in July, you would think that they would wait at least until Nov 1 to bring out the Christmas trees and stuff.
Mexicans love to celebrate.
New Years, Every religious saint's day, which is almost every week. There's a saint for everything.
There's a saint for workers, one for bakers, one for masons, one for teachers, one for life, actually the have hundreds for that, lots for death, saints for the road, saints for the car crash, it goes on and on .
With these holidays usually comes some kind of parade downtown. Crowds form, sometimes small sometimes large.
Crowds no thank you.
We are thinking of jumping into the car and heading west to the beach. At least the little town we go to doesn't swell up like a balloon ready to burst like Patzcuaro does every year, so perhaps laying on the warm sand with a few less thousands of people competing for the handful of restaurants and coffee shops (that raise their prices for the holiday) will calm my un-crowd nerves.
We'll gotta go, downtown before the parade starts, otherwise I won't be able to find a parking space.