AROUND THE TOWN
A bunch of Lakesiders went
to see La Traviata, Verdi's opera with beautiful music, but tragic results.
Mary Andrews exposed Dan Hill to his first ever opera. Haven't been
able to contact him to see how he liked it. Several opera lovers, among
them Jim Lloyd, Robin Lawrenson,, Anya and Marty Flesh, and Marcia and
George Gemaise make a night of it. After the opera they dine out and
stay overnight. Fun and no traffic hassles. HOWEVER, this opera started
late and by the time it was over, their plans to dine at Santo Coyote
went down the drain.
Margaret Sloat organized a deluxe air conditioned
bus to take a group to the Art and Craft Show at the Expo Center in
Guad. The jewelry booths were packed with potential buyers. Not as much
traffic, but the discriminate buyer certainly found emerald baubles
of all sizes to drool over in the Colombian display. Someone with the
initials of W.W. found an exquisite pair of emerald earrings to her
liking. A bunch of us footsore shoppers went to Nudies Restaurant, newly
opened by the youthful owner of Santo Coyote. The decor is stark with
several photos of parts of nude torsos, male and female decorating the
walls. The only clue to finding the bathrooms is the
enlarged unclothed torsos of a man and a woman in close chest to breast
behind the woman is the ladies. No one was overly
impressed with the food. The 12.00 (US) fines cheese plate came with
miniature pieces of cheese, centered by a mound of alfalfa sprouts,
When no crackers showed up the diner asked the waiter for some and was
told the appetizer did not come with crackers or rolls. One had to wonder
how one was supposed to eat the soft goat cheeses. A member of our party
ordered soup and salad, but when we had all finished and the bills were
presented, he still had not been served. It was chalked up to another
adventurous dining experience in Guadalajara. It made for lively going
home conversation and all were happy with the savings they had made
on their purchases.
Everyone got into the act when volunteers showed up
to give The School of the Deaf a face lift. The Navy League donated
75 gallons of paint and the league members put it to use.
Adele Morgan-Cordero's winning poster representing
the 3rd annual film festival is a smash. The attractive poster says
it all and manages to get the honoree, Lake Chapala in both the foreground
and backdrop. Copies graced the walls of Lloyds as couples danced the
night away at the "Tribute Award" fund raiser.
School of the Deaf dinner dance, "Black, White
and Wild" will resume this year. Back by popular demand. Stay tuned
for more details.
The regional bridge tournament in Guadalajara was
a success. Visitors were impressed by the warm hospitality and the events
planned for them. Locally, Ruth and Jack McDonald became Life Masters
at the event.