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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Leather and more Candy La Noria and Puerto de Canoas

Yesterday morning bright and early – well around 9:30 we decided to take a drive to La Noria. But first we needed breakfast. So across the street to the Torres restaurant right on the beach. And while we were there we thought we’d ask our friends who are staying there if they wanted to go to La Noria with us. Yes, they did. They’d meet us in the restaurant after we finished eating.
While having breakfast we love watching the vendors walking up and down the beach. Jewelry any one? 
The guy selling the colorful blankets was there too – but I didn’t dare look at his stuff – did that last year and bought one.
The road to La Noria is still in the process of being repaved – about ¾ done but didn’t see any one working on it this time. Here is the map of our travels. 
From the RV park in Mazatlan first to La Noria and on the way back a stop at Puerto de Canoas to get some candy. That’s what I need more sugar.
The arch about ½ mile before the town.
While Bill was talking to our friend Roberto who owns one of the leather shops in town John, Jackie and I walked around. First passing a little one room market that is the front room of a home. It sells everything from buttons to beans. On the left you can see the door leading into their living room.
Just a few of the homes we walked past. The white house on the right was either built or bought many many years ago [early 1900s] by an American and is referred to as “The house of the American.”
A flowering tree – these are the flowers Leis are made from in Hawaii – Plumerias. Pretty aren’t they.
More homes. The lady is out cleaning her driveway.
Making our way back towards the plaza. Quite a few people out and about today.
One of the older buildings in La Noria at one time in the center patio of it movies were shown.
Another little store this one in a corner room of the previous green building.
This is the butcher shop – one room. With the big three door refrigerator and a chest freezer next to the wall that isn't in the picture. Big saw for cutting up the meat. Scale on the counter for weighing it. Notice the door on the right.
Looking out the door – this is the sink area.
On the back wall the owner also sells some goods for electronics and cell phones. One stop shopping.
Bill was still talking to Roberto so we walked across the street to the other leather shop. This one is really interesting. A very old building . Some of the machinery in it for the manufacturing of leather goods is from the late 1800s early 1900s and still being used. This is a press used to cut out the soles for shoes.
An old tire with soles cut out of it.
The new material used now instead of tires.
This machine is used to thin down a hide to the thickness needed to be used for shoes or saddles.
Part of the building – these rooms were used to house soldiers in the Mexican Revolution.
A machine used to cut leather into narrow strips for making huaraches.
One of the machines used for stitching – especially decorative stitching on saddles.
The sign on the outside of a shoe factory.
Making shoes one by one. Each person can make ten pairs of shoes a day.
A finished pair of shoes.  I have made several posts about La Noria in the past explaining the whole process. Use the search box on the right to bring up the other posts.
Back in the car we headed towards Mazatlan with a quick stop in Puerto de Canoas a small town of about 350 people to get some of the delicious candy called Jamoncillo. The base for the candy. Basically sugar and milk cooked until it forms a soft paste. 
The candy rolled into a rectangle then cut into little circles. The circles are rolled into a ball then coated with chopped nuts.

From there we continued on home. It is always fun taking some one some place they haven’t been before – makes me see it with new eyes again.
I just remembered this sign we saw in La Noria.  Muebleria means furniture store  the part on the right says  “Furniture for your Hog”   Hog????  Asked Bill what Hog could mean. He laughed and said the ar was missing – it should say Hogar – which means home. 
No cooking last night - had leftovers. Bill's cold seemed fine during the day but by last night he was sniffing and coughing again. Colds can be so miserable! 

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed the post of Sunday....very COLD here in Calgary...with the wind today the high was -34 C....no matter how you cut it, that's darn cold. Wasn't sure my car would start when I left work this afternoon. Had to drive myself today, Alan was off to meet a client so my chauffeur was gone! I would be more than happy to send you some cold air! Not supposed to warm up until...let me see....maybe JUNE! LOL Be safe, miss you both. Alan & Debbie Calgary Alberta

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