Apr 19, 2009


You might not know this but Tequila comes from the state of Jalisco (the state we live in). It is actually patented in a way that it can only be made in Jalisco and a few other surrounding areas. Well, Tequila, Mexico is the home of Tequila. It is about 45 minutes from Guadalajara. Every year the weekend before Easter they have Mariachi and Folk dancing. My in-laws are always in town during that time of year and we like to go hear the Mariachi.
Here is a look down on the town of Tequila from the interstate.

The kids infront of the stage before the Mariachi came out. The Pinneapple looking things in the background are the pines of the agave plant. These are cooked and then the sugars from these pines are turned into Tequila.
The Mariachi playing and the Jose Cuervo mascot dancing.
There are two mariachi concerts. At the end of the first concert the kids needed to go to the bathroom. When I got back Cory told me that I had just missed them asking if anyone was having a Birthday so that the Mariachi could sing to them. I talked to the MC between shows and she said that they would do it again so that Abigail could go on stage and get sung to. I thought she would be embarrassed and not want to do it but she was so excited. She ran up there and smiled the whole song. First they sang to her the Spanish song "Las maƱanitas" then they sang "Happy Birthday" in English. When she got back to her seat she said "Mom, did you know that Mariachi know English?!"


David and Olivia said...

How fun! I didn't know that about Tequila either... interesting things we learn from our fellow missionaries! :)

Another day in the life of Beau Hart :) said...

That's great. I bet she enjoyed that. So missionaries are relaying info on Tequila? I knew things were a little wild in Mexico hahahaha j/k :)