Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Parties – Dec. 20 – 27, 2011

Our first Christmas Party was Dec. 20th at Sergio’s Casa, far outside of town in a very nice gated community. We celebrated with a traditional Posadas. This is an enactment of looking for lodging for St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary, going to Bethlehem. The hosts of the home are the innkeepers, and the guests, carrying small lit candles in their hands have to request lodging through singing a simple chant. The guests will ask for lodging three times and be denied. Only the third time will they be allowed in. Then comes the party with a Pinata and a punch called Ponche con Piquete. We also had wonderful tamales.

Our Hosts, Sergio and Lupita

Eric, Rick and Mike singing at the Posada

Rick swinging at the Pinata

The next night was Ana’s Holiday Party at Casa Ana. So many people from Alameda’s Gate 11 were there and also many other friends. The food was even better than last year, if that was possible.
Ana, Rick, Barb, Bill, Patrick and Laura at Casa Ana

The Gang playing Jingle Bells on their IPhones

Thursday we went out to the beach at Tecolote with Bill and Barb. The wind was blowing from the northerner, so we had lunch in the shelter of the Palapa Restaurant. On a calm day, this would be the perfect beach.
Rick and Pam at Tecolote Beach

Barb and Bill with the Ferry in the background

Christmas Eve was spent with friends at Casa Ana’s. We had a wonderful tamale dinner, than played a few games of Rummykub.

Dinner Table at Casa Ana

Pam and Mimi

Christmas Day we had Steve and Marsha and John over and tried to cook a rib roast. The meat was a little tough, but the meal was good??? It was a relaxing Christmas Day. We are now getting ready for the New Year.

1 comment:

  1. Love the holidays in La Paz. Sorry that we missed all of the fun. Thanks for posting the pictures!