New Year's Eve in San Miguel. This year, New Year's Eve was just as much fun! We started with a potluck dinner at our house for 14 friends.
Susan and Mark brought some of Mark's homebrew beer (see Mark's beer blog)
New friends and neighbors Joanna and Stan from Santa Barbara, California.
Dirk making a point!
Nancy and Linda posing for the camera!
After dinner and plenty of liquid refreshments, we walked downtown for the fireworks. The Jardin (town square) was packed with thousands of revelers. Music, dance, lights....adults, teens, children and babies....
Lots of Chilangos (well dressed tourists from Mexico City), like this lovely young lady on the cell phone and the revelers in their red hats outside a disco.
The fireworks were less impressive than they were last year, except for the Bicentennial display (see first photo on this blog).
This thing lit up the sky for almost five minutes! Below is the illuminated church clocktower as midnight approached.
Lots of giant sparklers waved by young and old
On the way home we ran into our friend Raoul, the watchmaker, with his grandson (visiting from Oregon), who could barely keep his eyes open!
We arrived home about 12:30, exhausted and ready for bed. One of our neighbors must have been having a party, for Mexican music was blaring at earsplitting volume. I thought we would never be able to get to sleep, but within five minutes, we were out for the night.
Feliz Ano Nuevo
Happy New Year 2010