Palomas, Mexico

I, Zeb the duck, am still excited about visiting Mexico for a few hours.  Yesterday I told you about the Pink Store in Palomas.

This is a great place

This is a great place

It was fascinating and had skeleton items for Mexico’s Day of the Dead.  If you missed my experience, please go back and read it.  I love that store.

But, as much fun as shopping was for me, there are other parts of Palomas.  There were a few other stores.  There are liquor stores and pharmacies.  We did talk to a few street vendors.  One man was selling sunglasses, another sold straw hats and another sold DVDs and CDs.  There were more restaurants in town.  They had a tempting aroma as we walked past.  We eat a lot, but one lunch was enough.  These ladies were dressed up and looked very nice.

Dressed up and so pretty

Dressed up and so pretty

Thought you would like to see them.

I did see a lot of dental and vision offices.

Medical tourism is big here

Medical tourism is big here

I learned that many people come to Mexico to have medical procedures done.  Being a duck, I don’t worry about dental and vision problems, but humans do.

Leaving the main shopping and tourist area, we walked to the park.  Most Mexican towns have a large plaza in town.  Sometimes this is called the alameda.  In Palomas this plaza is very pretty and there is a large gazebo in the center.

Great gazebo in plaza

Great gazebo in plaza

Lots of grass and trees here and sidewalks leading to the gazebo.  I love these plazas.

Across the street from the plaza is an old church.

Old churches are comforting.  Love them

Old churches are comforting. Love them

We were there Sunday, and mass just ended as we arrived.  Everybody looked so nice coming out of the church.

A few blocks from the plaza we saw this statue of a horseman.

This is a big horse

This is a big horse

A large statue but the sculpture had great detail on it.  I felt proud to be here.

I know that people are concerned about safety going to Mexican border towns now, but mom and I felt very safe here.  Everyone was very nice.  There were several Americans in town.  Some drove here but most like us, walked across the border.  If you are near Columbus, New Mexico, I hope you will come to Palomas.  We had a wonderful time here and I know you will enjoy it also.  Come to eat, come to shop and come to enjoy the city of Palomas, Mexico.  Look at www.palomasmexico.com for more information.

The Pink Store in Palomas, Mexico

Mexico!  I just got back from Mexico.  Wow!  Zeb the duck is now an international traveler.

Zeb the Duck is in Mexico!

Zeb the Duck is in Mexico!

We spent a few hours in Palomas, Mexico last weekend.  Most of our purchases came from The Pink Store.  Let me tell you about this store.

But first, Palomas, Mexico is a border town in the state of Chihuahua.  It is across from Columbus, New Mexico, just south of Deming, New Mexico.  We drove to the border, parked on the US side and walked into Mexico.  So easy.  The Pink Store was recommended to us, and this is why.  The Pink Store is huge and has everything.

This skeleton lady was the first thing I saw.

She is just too thin

She is just too thin

A bit of a shock to me.  Mom said that Mexico’s Day of the Dead is Nov 1 and Nov 2.  The spirits of the deceased return and much celebrating occurs.  I saw lots of skeleton displays.

Skeleton stuff everywhere

Skeleton stuff everywhere

Everything seemed so festive.

A skeleton wedding

A skeleton wedding

I was amazed and loved it all.

Mexico produces much pottery and hand blown glass and it is beautiful.  These were displayed on a wall,

So festive!

So festive!

but many more are on shelves.   Some of my favorites are the dolls made from cornhusks.

Dolls and a duck

Dolls and a duck

Perhaps a duck on the shelf enhances the display.  I wanted to play with these piñatas.

Oh to be a human

Oh to be a human

Too bad I am not human.

We ate lunch at the Pancho Villa Restaurant in The Pink Store.  Excellent food and service.  So many choices.  A man played music while we ate.  He was nice, too.  Near the restaurant was a large bar.  Looking out the window at the The Pink Store Plaza I saw General Pershing and Pancho Villa shaking hands.  I joined them in the handshake.

I love a firm handshake

I love a firm handshake

In the plaza this wooden door caught my attention.

This is a wooden door

This is a wooden door

The carving on this door was magnificent.  Took lots of talent and time to carve this door.

This is just one section of the door.  WOW!

This is just one section of the door. WOW!

Also love the peaceful feeling of a fountain.

Fountain in Pink Store Plaza

Fountain in Pink Store Plaza

I could have stayed all day at The Pink Store, discovering and shopping.  Mom bought vanilla, Kahlua and some other souvenirs.  Look at this site www.Palomasmexico.com to see more photos of the Pink Store.  I will tell you more about Palomas soon.