Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ribs and a Revolution

When I got to Mesa, AZ, I finally got to see my sister, Barbara, after a long absence. She and Ron invited Phil and I over for dinner. We brought some ribs that we found super-cheap at Basha's.


Only no one had a basting brush - oh well, a paint brush worked fine.


Tuesday, I moved on to Yuma, where the WINs were gathering behind the VFW. Yuma has a nice flea market where I went yesterday. I thought these strollers were a riot - only in Snowbird country would they sell these fancy strollers for DOGS!


Also yesterday, Barbara, Ron and I went just across the border to Mexico to get some drugs. Whoops, I mean medicine. But what a day we picked!

Turns out it was the 100th anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of their independence from Spain. There was a huge parade in the tiny town of Algodones. There was a queen and her court -


And a lot of kids dressed as Mexican Revolutionists with their toy guns and bandoliers.


The girls had equal opportunity to participate.


Some cute little boys even had facial hair!


Now some totally unrelated things - my friend Joey has some shelves and drawers on her dinette that I thought were really clever. Large dinettes are usually a waste of space, but she has made maximum use of hers.


And lastly, I've been working very hard on this Barbie dress for my granddaughter. (Don't look, Mara!) It was more work than I thought it would be, so I hope she likes it. If you'd like the pattern, it's here.

13 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nice that you were able to visit your sister, it must be hard because you both travel so much.

What a great visit to Mexico to see all the festivities. The kids costumes are really cute, aslmost as cute as Barbie's! :c)

ladynomad said...

Was that crochet????? My gosh, I won't work with anything I cant use at least a size J needle. Loved the shots of the mexican celebration.

Me and My Dog said...

Barbie's dress is darling - you did a great job! Also love the dog strollers - maybe when Katie gets old. Of course, by then I'll need one, too. :)

John and Ellen said...

What a great idea for the dinette area. Also enjoyed the pics from the parade, looked very authentic.

sally said...

What a great crotcheter you are. Ever thought about making yourself a matching dress?

Dixxe said...

Glad you caught up with your sis, she looks very happy in that photo!! Im jealous of that warm sunshine Im hearing about in AZ right now...Ive decided that I am happiest in shorts n flip flops and need to follow the SunShine Trail!
Love the doggie stroller-and the barbie WOW she is all Dolled up in that outfit!! WTG-

Maggie said...

I hope you are warm and dry over there. The clouds are gathering here, and another wave of water is heading your way.

Yes, I am shaking my head about those strollers. Darling dress tho.

Barbara and Ron said...

It was great to see you too! Thanks again for the ribs (and for Phil cooking them!)

www.travelwithkevinandruth.com said...

My Mom always used a brush like that for basting etc. Works great!

I love how the Mexicans celebrate their holidays and festivals. Everyone is there and joins in the fun.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your dinner tonight.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Maggie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Merri and Steve said...

Happy Thanksgiving Diana!!!

Oh and I love the dress!! :)

ourtakeonfreedom said...

Happy Thanksgiving, and those costumes look wonderful!

Lynn said...

Love the barbie dress, your granddaughter is going to adore it Im sure. I definitely want me some of those ribs LOL You and your sister favor each other alot, thanks so much for sharing :o)