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What The Girl Team Did (by India)

Since we didn’t have any water we couldn’t go to school.  Woot!  Woot!

The boys were very busy fixing the water problem.  They didn’t really need us girls around.  So my mom said, “Hey, it’s Wednesday and that means Ajijic tianguis is today.”  And I said, “How about we call Ellice and see if she can come with us.”  (Ellice is Chad’s wife and my friend)

When you drive in Mexico you will see people having fires on  the side of the road.  They are not dangerous.  They are usually for cooking or clearing the dry grass.

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I like tianguis.  Ajijic tianguis is my favorite.  It’s the longest and it has a lot of things I like.  It has grape juice that looks like it’s in a wine bottle but it’s juice and it tastes real good.  Then there is all the fresh fruit -grapes, pomegranate seeds in a cup, strawberries, apples, cactus (I haven’t tried this yet), and anything you can dream of.  It also has pretty jewelry and purses.  There are even belt buckles with real scorpions inside -but don’t worry, they are dead.

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My favorite thing we did was to get fresh orange juice.  This kid made it right in front of us.  He puts fresh oranges in juice maker, he pushes the handle down and a lot of juice comes out.  He does this over and over until he fills your cup.  Plus he asks you if you want pulp or no pulp.  I like sin pulpa (no pulp) so he puts the juice in a bowl with a strainer on top.

We get it in a giant cup which Mom says is a liter and it costs less than $2!  It’s big enough for me and Kitty to share.

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While we were walking some ladies were selling stuff that they knitted.  They stopped Ellice to look at her pretty cape that her friend made.  They were figuring out a pattern to make the cape.  One lady even wrote down the pattern of stitches on her hand.  I think her cape was pretty.  Maybe if I keep practicing my knitting I can make one for me.

Running out of water was NOT a good thing.  But I still had a fun day because I didn’t have to go to school and I got to go to tianguis and be with Ellice.  That happens a lot here in Mexico.  Something happens that’s not good but then it turns out to be fun anyway.

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  • Heather E February 11, 2011, 7:15 am

    Sounds like a super fun day India! Now I want some freshly squeezed orange juice. Great job on the blog!! <3

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:37 pm

      hi heather. this juice would make up for all the crazy winter weather you have right now. instead of buying expensive oranges back home you could just buy this because it tastes better than eating an orange -and it’s cheaper. miss you a lot.

  • Stephanie February 11, 2011, 8:34 am

    Hi, I responded to your bro. now I’ll respond to yours too! That cactus in the market, I tried it when we were in Mexico, they cut it in long thin strips I thought it was green beans. It was kind of funny, I was sick and we were working at bethel in Mexico. So since I was sick they brought me a tray of food. The tricky “green beans” were one of the items the even trickier part they sliced up jalpeno. So me thinking it green beans, one of my favorites, I start to chow down and Aaaaagggghhh!!!! Hot!!!! Not funny ……ok it is now.

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:35 pm

      hi stephanie. thanks for telling me your story. now i know not to ever make cactus for you. 🙂

  • Rebecca and George Duarte February 11, 2011, 8:41 am

    Any time you get to skip school and go shopping is an awesome day. I will have to tell Carmella that you are still knitting she would love to hear that.Hopefully you can take us to the market someday.

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:33 pm

      becca. i miss you a lot girlfriend. i hope i get to take you to market because that means you will be here with me. xoxo

  • Jessica February 11, 2011, 9:28 am

    Hey there Yaya – great job on your blog! It looks like you all had a fun day off 🙂 I can’t wait to see it all someday in real life! PS – you look as beautiful as ever. And tell your sister she’s such a cute little Kitty! Love you girlie!!!

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:32 pm

      jessica. maybe someday you and scott will come visit.

  • Auntie Donna February 11, 2011, 9:32 am

    What a wonderful day it looked to be! The produce there looks so very yummy and fresh! You made me want fresh squeezed OJ! I bet everything tatses better there. I love reading your blog and seeing what your family is doing. Keeps us close. Love you guys!
    Auntie Donna HUGS

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:31 pm

      auntie donna. when you come visit i will take you to tianguis and we can get some orange juice together. xoxo

  • DAD February 11, 2011, 12:59 pm


    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:30 pm

      hi grampa. i do like it here but i miss you too.

  • Renee Bennett February 11, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Hi, India! Thanks for the great blog and pictures!!! Mexico looks soooooo beautiful!

    • admin February 11, 2011, 4:29 pm

      thank you renee for leaving me a comment. 🙂

  • Missy Soper February 12, 2011, 9:59 am

    I can’t believe you girls went shopping while the guys stayed home & fixed the water! Woo Hoo! Go girls! What fun! Kathryne & Meghan are jealous! Seeing all those yummy things has made us hungry!
    Keep practicing your knitting, it’s a great thing to learn! Yoko, who owns the Knitting Circle in Somerset, can look at something & figure out the pattern in her head also! (I was always so impressed! How cool is that?!)
    Have fun! We can’t wait to see what you guys are up to next!

    • admin February 13, 2011, 1:45 am

      hi meghan & kathryne. i hope you are having fun in the snow.

  • Emily February 12, 2011, 5:44 pm

    …and THAT would be the post with the most comments…to date. Love ya Girl Team!!! and Congrats on the honorable win. 🙂 xoxoxoxoxo

    • admin February 13, 2011, 1:46 am

      i love you auntie em. tell addison i miss him. xoxo

    • admin February 13, 2011, 1:46 am

      woot! woot! girl team!

  • Emily February 12, 2011, 5:45 pm

    PS. Grammy SUPER enjoyed this post, also. You made her day! 🙂

  • nicole palanzi February 13, 2011, 4:10 am

    I think sometimes a no school day becomes a day when you learn more than if you were at school.It’s all good for you.Miss you India.You’re getting so big. Enjoy you’re experiences and adventures. love Nicole

    • admin February 13, 2011, 10:35 am

      hi nicole. i know that you like to knit. did you like ellice’s pretty cape too? i am having a good time. but i miss you very much. love, india nicole

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