There is a part of Mexico City called Xochimilco that is very famous for it's canals and boats rides. One can hop upon a canal boat and take a slow, leisurely trip through miles and miles of canals. This is where Mexico City actually started thousands of years ago. People lived on the canal banks and on the small islands tucked in the waterways. They fished and grew vegetables, used canoes and made barges to cross the water. Now there is a huge population of greenhouse growers surrounding the area. The largest florist market in North America is down from the entrance of the canals.
We took a day to visit the canals and go for a boast ride. I nice man named Lupe steered the boast using a long stick. We asked him to take us to the isla de las muñecas (island of the dolls), famous on many travel chanel shows for the strange, eccentric man who lives there. Many years before he started decorating his very tiny island with dolls; small, big, Barbie, peek-a-boo, with heads, without, all different types...He believed the dolls would ward off evil spirits and protect him. It was the perfect outing to get us into the mood of October's spoooooookiness...(insert a maniacal laugh here)...
Then we headed back down the canal and saw boats with singing mariachis, boats with ladies frying tortillas for sale, a large pig I'm sure on his way to be slaughtered, and a man coming by our boat with a assortment of plants for sale. We bought an ceramic elephant with a plant and a small ceramic pot with some sort of greenery.
We're having a kids Halloween costume and cupcake decorating party the week before Halloween. We have our costumes picked out; big sis is a Grecian Goddess and little sis is a geisha. Dave and I are also having an adults only Halloween party. I was thinking of being Sookie and Dave could be a tall, bloody Eric . I have a vampire lady costume, we'll see about Dave. If you're celebrating Halloween, hope you're getting excited for it! Any special plans or costumes?