We have traveled to quite a few Mexican cities and towns and for years have wondered, “What is up with the chicken?” The raw yellow/orange corpses look more than a tad suspect. When we got here we joined the Lake Chapala Society and attended an event entitled “Introduction to Living on Lakeside”. Thank heavens, one of the things we learned is that the chickens are bright yellow because they are fed a diet of corn and marigolds. Phew! We learned a lot of other things too like not to put toilet paper in the toilet. The underground plumbing throughout the city can’t take it no matter how fancy your house and bathroom may appear, it’s all connected down the line.
The Lake Chapala Society is a center for the expat community. They encompass about a block in the village and have lovely grounds with pools, wandering cats and koi. They offer classes like line dancing, yoga, and I am sure many other things. They have a library, a bulletin board and they offer services like tech help and eye exams. Being a very judgmental person I have had to suck it up to realizing that I too am just another old white person and whatever our differences, everyone here has made that leap to move to Mexico so like it or not we have something in common.
Just so you don’t feel like you’re missing out too much, here are a couple of events from the Lake Chapala Society’s events calendar:
MONDAY: The afternoon 60’s singalong with Cindy Paul and the Freedom Corral.
WEDNESDAY: A circle of men. Men meet in a circle to support one another, men meet in a circle to discover their greatness—their deepest purpose, men meet in a circle to reveal what’s really important in their lives, and James added, men meet in a circle to jerk off.
Adios for now!