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Sunday, May 7, 2017

My memories of Mexico and the stark reality that time has presented

As an impressible young man thoroughly indoctrinated by the media of that day, which only consisted of NBC, CBS and ABC.  I found myself drawn to the struggles of the Cuban peasants under the leadership of Fidel Castro, his side kick Che Chaveria  and their struggle against American Imperialism.  And yes, I am that old.  Hell, I even considered going to that island nation and joining the forces of liberation.  Of course, as with most young people there was a song that inspired the emotions I was experiencing at the moment.  That was Joan Baez's, Guantanamera.  Joan was a member of the anti-war movement of the early 1960's.  Of course that only applied to the war in Vietnam and not the war of Fidel Castro.  You can click on the below square to hear the song.  Actually, until this day, I love it.  But the revolution was an utter disaster for the Cuban people.  It seems some will never learn from history in their search for that mythical Utopia.  You may want to listen to the music as you view the below post.  Or perhaps click on the below square to hear the sounds of Regional Mexican Music.  A sound I also love.  Unfortunately time has taken many of my friends south of the border, but I do still correspond with those left in Mexico City, Acapulco and Ciudad Victoria.  I should add most of my friends to the south, are keenly aware of the efforts of liberals in this country to demonize those that oppose illegal immigration.  Illegal immigration is  something they do not condone.    
    

       
 CLICK TOP FOR JOAN BAEZ, BOTTOM FOR MEXICAN REGIONAL
A LOT OF GOOD LOOKERS AND A FEW.......WELL YOU KNOW!
ALWAYS HAD A THING FOR BLONDES AND BOOBS!
THEY ALL LOOK LIKE KEEPERS!
HAVE A DRINK WITH US.
ACAPULCO BEACH PATROL
CALETA BEACH IN THE OLD PART OF TOWN.
EL PRESIDENTE HOTEL ON MAIN DRAG.  STAYED HERE IN 1977 ON THE 6th FLOOR.  THREE OF US GUYS. REMEMBER MY DRUNKEN FRIEND TOSSING A CHAIR OFF THE BALCONY INTO THE SWIMMING POOL.  VERY EARLY ONE MORNING, FORTUNATELY NO ONE IN POOL.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE BULL RING IN OLD TOWN.  DRANK A LOT OF CERVEZA THERE.
WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS BULL RING EARLY ONE MORNING WITH A YOUNG THING I PICKED UP THE NIGHT BEFORE IN THE ZONA ROJA (RED LIGHT DISTRICT).  SHE WAS POINTING TO MY WATCH.  THOUGHT SHE WANTED TO KNOW THE TIME.  HELL NO, SHE WANTED MY WATCH.  SEEMED I RAN OUT OF MONEY THE NIGHT BEFORE AND PROMISED IT TO HER FOR THAT NIGHT'S TRICK.  IT WASN'T AN EXPENSIVE ONE.
VIEW FROM THE BALCONY OF THE SELENE APARTMENTS.  STAYED HERE WITH THE WIFE ON MY LAST TRIP TO ACAPULCO.  MY WILD BACHELOR YEARS WERE OVER.
CLIFF DIVER AS SEEN FROM THE MIRADOR HOTEL.  VERY POPULAR WITH TOURIST.  ALSO YOU CAN SEE FRANK SINATRA'S OLD HOME FROM HERE.
YOU GUESSED IT.  WHORES IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT!
HAVE NEVER BEEN DOWN FOR NEW YEAR'S, BUT THE ABOVE IS FROM NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017
ANOTHER SCENE FROM THE MIRADOR HOTEL AND THE WALKWAY DOWN TO A SPOT TO WATCH THE CLIFF DIVERS.
THIS SHOT COULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF TOWN A WAYS ON THE ROAD TO THE AIRPORT
BOOBS ANYONE?
NOTHING STAYS THE SAME.  CRIME HAS SOARED AND PARAMILITARY POLICE UNITS NOW PATROL THE BEACHES AT SOME LOCATIONS.  THIS SCENE IS FROM CALETA BEACH WITH THE HOTEL CALETA IN THE BACKGROUND.
YES, YOU SEE A LOT OF POLICE IN PLAIN CLOTHES ON THE BEACHES AND STREETS.  AND I SHOULD ADD, AROUND THE BANKS.  OCCASIONALLY BANDITS COME DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS AND TAKE A STAB AT THE LOCAL BANKO
A COMMON SITE THESE DAYS
THEY ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT
MORE POLICE OR PERHAPS REGULAR ARMY ON THE BEACH
PROBABLY TAKEN NEAR A BANK OR SOME GOVERNMENT BUILDING
FISHERMAN WILL OFTEN SELL THEIR CATCH ON THE BEACH. 
CUTE COP
NOT SO CUTE COP

4 comments:

Sandee said...

Any place that is that heavily armed is a place I don't intend on visiting. Period.

Have a fabulous day, my friend. ☺

Kid said...

Fuck Mejico

Kid said...

PS - Thanks for the pics and story Ron. I missed them last time I was here.

Kid said...

PPS - Don't know where my first comment came from. Must a been tired, drunk and thinking la raza type stuff in the USA.

I do love lots of things Mexican. Had Lot of friends in Arizona, great people. Love the food, I don't think I've tasted another food that tastes so fresh and wakes up your mouth with every bite or variety. Margheritas! Have one by the pool here in summer.

So bad things have gotten to where people need to be guarded by Army, who I hear will kidnap you as well for the money.
Mexico would be a great place to vacation but these days not for me. Had some friends in the 80's that loved Rocky Point, but it wasn't long before they said it just got too bad to go there.