Let's start right off with the really good stuff. Nadine
says we don't go anywhere anymore. I'm always on my
computer, ignoring her, and she is waiting around bored
and lonely until I'm done. Well, let's nip those feelings
right in the bud, and go out take a walk on the wild side.
So here we are, at the Expo Canacintra in Mazatlán, and as
you can see, Nadine is having the time of her life posing
next to the engine of a giant truck. I know she can hardly
wait to dig her hands into the guts of that awesome
transmission, and get that pungent aroma of diesel fuel
all over that pretty pink pants suit.
Our next stop is the corn oil pavillion, where the Corn
Oil queen is posing with her favorite product. It is hard
to describe the sense of eager anticipation we felt on
meeting such a celebrity, but Miss Corn Oil was a sweet
and gracious hostess, and allowed us snap a photo of the
miracle elixer tastefully displayed on top of the
Next the crowd pushed us across the way into the ever popular
doornknob display. Hardware is real big here in Mazatlán, despite
my efforts to advance the software technology of the region. This
years doorknob display is very impressive however, greatly
outclassing last years paltry table full of latches and
something for the ladies. Here are some high voltage power
transformers. Yup, Nadine can burn the toast in half the
time with one of these babies. These are the new oil
filled high capacity models. Don't you think it's time you
upgraded the power transformers in your house? After all,
mother's day is right around the corner, and those dozen
red roses are getting a little cliche, n'est pas?
What expo would
be complete without a visit to the social security booth?
I asked Nadine, what would she prefer, a candlelight
dinner at the Sheik restaurant, with chateaubriand for two
and caramel crepes for dessert, or a twenty minute talk
about our health care benefits with the local social
security office. You can see for yourself her
In the unlikely event that
the exhibits weren't enough excitement for one night, you
could easily spend a couple of hours watching the live
entertainment that was included in the 5 peso (about 50
cents) admission fee. Here we see a collection of
vertically challenged professional basketball players
doing their impression of New York, New York from My Fair
Lady - at least that's what the announcer said.
Finally, we end the grand tour with one of the marvels of
the western hemisphere, a twenty foot tall beer bottle.
The ads for the expo promised a grand food fair of local
Sinaloa delicacies. All we could find was a taco stand,
oh, and of course the Pacifico beer booth. I guess you
really don't need anything else, do you? I don't think
Nadine can fairly claim I never take her anywhere
I sure hope the city fathers of Mazatlán will appreciate that
we actually had a good time at the expo, but just couldn't resist
poking a little fun at the whole thing.