Tag Archives: shopping

Funky trees, metal warrior women and some dinosaur dung.

 

Tlaquepaque – the sequel.

Trees.

 

IMG_3784

 

They were everywhere in this quaint shopping village.

 

IMG_3756

 

And allowed to go pretty much anywhere…

 

IMG_3757

 

Which was environmentally friendly…

 

IMG_3791

 

And at times, down right comical.

 

5a8f48433c0ed6a33536bc21dc1631d2

 

There was a strange bird with red peppers on it’s head…

 

IMG_3758

 

And naked warrior women made out of metal.

 

IMG_3760 (2)

 

Also with birds.

Tell the truth…. how many of you men actually noticed the bird?

 

Oh-No-You-Di-Idnt-Funny-Bird-Meme-Image

 

We walked by Albert again…

 

IMG_3761

 

And into a store that sold dinosaur poo.

 

IMG_3763

 

Supposedly authentic… which caused my husband to snort.

Like you could you tell?

 

IMG_3779

 

The village was lovely.

 

IMG_3776

 

With a distinct Spanish flavor.

 

IMG_3786

 

Which probably explains why the French cafe where we had lunch was so absolutely un-French.

 

IMG_3765

 

It had a slight Gallic atmosphere.

 

IMG_3766

 

And yes, French Onion soup.

 

IMG_3769

 

But the closest the menu came to French cuisine was my uninspired, build it yourself chicken salad sandwich on a croissant.

 

IMG_3770

 

The husband’s?

 

IMG_3771

 

Might have had Grey Poupon.

Ooh La La Lame.

 

IMG_3780

 

Finishing our circuit, we stopped at a Native American jewelry store. The prices were high, and though tempted…. I was going to walk out empty handed until the husband started talking.

When the husband starts talking? I know we’re going to be there a while and resumed shopping. Seriously this time.

So it really was his fault I spent a large chunk of change on this bracelet.

 

IMG_E4009 (2)

 

Yup.

His fault.

 

bd491e8f7b149155020a70d151e7c3081f7220675c51ae3fdb5a81b826710b7b

 

On our way out, a giant aloe vera plant threatened to swallow him whole while he gazed at a statue…

 

IMG_3790

 

No. Not really…

But I totally would have posted that video to YouTube if it had.

 

IMG_3787

 

Said statue.

 

IMG_3797

 

Fountain.

Or tiny public bathtub, tough call.

 

IMG_3798

 

Cat statue, directly opposite a pot filled with….

 

IMG_3796

 

That can’t be a coincidence.

Mark Twain, Albert Einstein and an amethyst trouser snake.

 

Tlaquepaque.

No, I didn’t sneeze…. it’s a place.

 

IMG_3743

 

Granted it’s designed for tourists with money to burn.

 

IMG_3753

 

But it’s also a lovely warren of shops and cafes…

 

IMG_3772

 

And a pleasant place to stroll the day away.

 

IMG_3745

 

(I think this elk was complaining about his decided lack of fluffy butt.)

 

IMG_3752

 

I could easily have seen that skull on my living room coffee table…

But no.

 

shopping-husband-hunting-game-warden-ecard

 

We saw Mark Twain.

IMG_3754

 

And a very relaxed Albert Einstein.

 

IMG_3762

 

(I wanted my other half to take my picture sitting on his lap and giving him a smooch, but again… uncooperative husband.)

 

17d080cb5f2bad417b2c0f7803ea8c185ae72137347051f6f8fad261393ed801

 

Most of the shops were outrageously expensive…

And some of them were down right weird.

 

IMG_3750

 

This one had fake pink stalactites hanging from the ceiling.

As well as …..

This.

 

IMG_3751

 

I’m sorry.

 

Untitled-1-Recovered-24-1

 

But any way you look at it?

 

ed56085b35b0534af0fa9607c1b72d99

 

That’s an amethyst penis.

(And a very large one at that.)

And if you think my husband was mortified at the thought of me kissing dear old Albert?

You should have seen his face when I made a point of photographing that semi precious love dart.

 

We braved the shopping hordes.

 

And went in search of some after Christmas bargains.

Even when not feeling quite up to par, my reaction is :

 

 

While the husband’s is more :

 

cc088200b0fff272335255ce17806e9e9c37715a38b6a3fdd4208749316b0c3f

 

We found a few things, but come on!  20% – 30% sales?

(That’s not enough to get me out of my pajamas and make me comb my hair.)

But I did manage to pick up this little jewel for my desk –

 

IMG_1862

 

Which…. for some reason, the husband did not find at all amusing.

We had lunch at a place I’ve been meaning to try for years.

 

IMG_E1829

 

But were disappointed to find the whole front section had been sold to another business and the restaurant was now relegated to a small space that used to be the bar.

 

IMG_1823

 

Which would have been okay, had I been feeling well enough to drink.

 

x97md

 

Shocking, I know.

But it happens.

 

IMG_1825

 

Thankfully, the food was good.

French Onion Soup…

 

IMG_1826

 

And a marvelous baked stuffed haddock with scallops, shrimp and Newburg sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus with lemon butter.

While signs at the bar teased me about alcohol…

 

IMG_E1824

 

I noticed some of the drinking patrons looked a little off.

 

IMG_E1828

 

And decided staying sober might be the wise choice after all…..