_16 November ‘09 This morning we head off to Alamos to take a guided tour of the town. For $150 pesos each, or about $10.50 US, we enjoyed 3 hours of history, architecture, and the life of today in Alamos. I’ve mentioned the exquisite homes that line the streets
_and the beautiful cathedral that sits in the middle of the town, but I didn’t take any time in writing about the children of Alamos… Today was “Parade Day”,
_in celebration of the 1910 Revolution. It was also the day that all the children dressed in costume to play in marching in bands, walk, dance and climb into pyramids
_as they made their way throughout the route. The tour group was sitting and listening about all the history of Alamos when the first band started up, and that was all it took, all attention was lost. Our host invited us to come back after the parade but go out and enjoy the festivities until then… there is no doubt, I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the parade and that was because of the kids and their dress. Now it was time to get back to the reason that we were in town…the guided tour. Our tour took us inside 3 completely different homes of Alamos.
_One was very simply done, but very comfortable. Another was the home of a wealthy person that apparently only shows up in town once or twice a year. It did have the family pool,
_fountain, plants and trees that made it like a park, and beautiful rooms surrounding it all. The next was a total remodeling project by a Texan that just went overboard by going completely modern. By that time we had seen all that we wanted to see so off we went on our own.