Every year, on September 16th, there is a parade in practically every pueblito and big city throughout Mexico to celebrate Independence Day. And like most Mexicans, we attend year after year, even though it's pretty much the same thing as the year before.
As usual, there were plenty of cute little kids dressed in traditional costumes.
Re-enactments of famous moments in history.
And La Reina de los Charros, who just so happens to be our niece.
But my favorite part of the entire parade was watching my son Nick, as part of the Escolta. (An honor reserved only for the smartest 6th graders!)