The last couple of weeks have been chock-a-block full of activities and festivities. Most of it was Day of the
Dead events. More then a mere mortal could possibly attend. Well, at least this mere mortal. Along with the traditional activities of building altars, visiting the cemeteries and being in the jardin at night to see all the stuff going on, there were also art openings, fairs, food events. Well, you get the idea!
In the midst of all of that there was also a 70th birthday party for one of the regulars at the wild and crazy Monday Coffee Klatch group. It was held at Pizza Pig. They have such good vegetarian pizzas. You see they start out vegetarian and then we add home made Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham, etc etc etc. In addition, they have dessert pizzas made with fresh raspberries and chocolate dessert pizzas as well. Stop by there sometime if you are in San Miguel.
Two delightful newcomers to San Miguel from Nashville were my guests to go visit Anado McLauchlin's
creative environment out in the country. They both are friends of a good friend. One was visiting and the other has moved here with her husband. I am looking forward to getting to know them better. We sure had
fun out at Anado's.
Anado and his partner moved to the San Miguel area about the same time I did. They bought a plain jane house in the country and began to create a wonderland of color and creativity. Not having visited out there
for at least five years, I was astonished that two more buildings have been added to the property. The Chapel of Jimmy Ray, an homage to Anado's father and an art gallery for Anado's creations as well as other invited artists.
Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, what you are about to see is a lengthy conversation! The last five photos are the plain jane house that has been turned into an exuberant, joyful home that they share with multiple animals and the ever arriving tourists and friends. You can click on the photos to see enlargements. Enjoy.