Thursday, January 26, 2012


Monday, January 25, Part 2 - While are tiles were being painted by Alfonzo, we headed down to the Mercado for lunch and some famous Margaritas.


Who should we meet outside the restaurant but Jose, Alfonzo's brother. He is also extremely talented. He too paints only with spray paint, cardboard and plastic bags. Can you tell how bashful he is…LOL


Well, of course Marsha had to stop and look. Thirty-five dollars later we walked out with five more tiles and a beautiful black/white bottle to decorate the motorhome. She will be using the tiles in her baskets so we can't show you all of them. Some of our readers might receive them as a gift.




We really enjoy Arriba Restaurant and Bar.


We share a customary bowl of taco chips and a plate of Enchiladas. Of course we took part in the two for one price margaritas. Our favorite entertainer was there blaring out the tunes.


Marsha had to get into the action right away.

The margaritas must have been working their magic, because Paul got up and did the chicken dance. Yes, that is him in the blue shirt and grey hat.



We finished up our shopping and headed back to the border. We paid our 25 cents to pass through the turnstile, had our passports scanned, and returned to the USA without even a “welcome home” from the security folks.

As soon as you enter the USA, there is a little ice cream store. On our first trip here with our friends, Norm and Donna, we stopped there to have some ice cream. It is a tradition of theirs to stop and have a 2 for $2 banana split. Not wanting to break tradition, we stopped and had one. There are lots of people in there. Paul was looking back to be sure I hadn't left him.


For $1 each, they give a really good banana split.32-sundae

It was a wonderful day. We had great check ups, super shopping, danced with the locals and ate our way through Progreso. We will probably go back at least one more time before heading out the end of February.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Okay .... you're having fun. It's not hard to tell that. Enjoy yourselves!!

  2. what a fun day!!!!! eat, drink and be merry..and dancing with the locals to boot...doesn't get any better than that -congrats on the good checkups

  3. Sounds like my kind of day! So happy you enjoyed it.

  4. Looks like you are having too much fun again. I'm jealous, have some more fun for me!!!Angela

  5. I'm afraid I had to skip on past the "chicken dance", and wound up at the banana split.
    Hope you don't mind.

  6. I'll have what you're having!!! Looks like you are having so much fun. I wish some of the graffiti "artists" here is the USA would put their talent to such a creative use rather than doing all the "tagging" they do. I love that Kokopelli tile. Very creative.

  7. Way too much fun. And Paul is certainly "getting down" in the chicken dance.

  8. Don't think I've seen anyone do the chicken dance quite as good as Paul!

    I know that along the Mexican border towns most everyone must speak English. Do either of you speak Spanish?

  9. Chicken Dance? No way! Banana Split? For sure!

  10. Those painted tiles and bottles are gorgeous! Chicken Dancin' in Mexico? Who'da thunk it? Looking good!

  11. sure have to love the artistic natural talent of the locals in gifted...looks like you had a great the chicken dancin in Mexico lol


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