Hubby surprised us for the second Saturday in a row by announcing that he was closing the shop for the day and taking us swimming. Like any good mom/blogger I had my camera in hand at all times.
On our way to the albercas (swimming pools), we stopped at the gas station and saw this little trailer with about 3 horsepower. (Hehehe! Sorry bad joke, I know. I couldn't help myself.)
This particular horse was pretty entertaining. The kiddies would ask him questions like "Is that your girlfriend next to you?" and "Is that your mother-in-law behind you?" to which he would answer by nodding his head yes, giving us the evil eye or just flashing us a playful grin.
Soon after we left the gas station, we caught up with this mano de chango. Literally translated mano de chango means monkey's hand. Now I'm not big on technical speak, but I'm pretty sure that's not the actual name of this tractor contraption, also known as a back hoe.
During the drive, one can't help but see how dry everything is, including this charco (mini-reservoir) that always reminds me of a mini-Tenochtitlan when filled.
I really hope the rains start soon. I miss seeing my lush green mountainside.
The Rio Verde bridge. The sign that we've made it to our destination. The turn off to the swimming pools is right after the bridge, so drive slowly or you'll miss it.
Hubby cooling off in the kiddie pool. Just kidding. He's actually taking a shortcut to the "BIG" pool. The cement was too hot to walk on in bare feet.
The kiddies taking the same short cut.
Hope was smart, she took her shoes with her to every pool. No need for shortcuts.
Yours truly and my favorite 6 year old chillin' poolside.
I could end this post here, but I have a couple of more pics from this weekend that I want to share.
Today (Sunday), when we arrived at my suegra's for lunch, we were greeted by this lovely camisa de vibora (dried snake skin) that my brother-in-law found at El Rancho. Ay, ay, ay!
The rest of the day was pretty laid back. An eating watermelon on the sidewalk kind of day.
I don't know why Jack looks so sad in this picture.
Maybe it had something to do with the bee that landed on Hubby's watermelon. We don't like bees at all, but I couldn't resist taking this little guy's picture.
So, how was your weekend?