Sunday, Nov. 30, was the last day of the month long State Fair a little south of Merida. A public bus on Calle 50 would get us there, but we decided to use Matt and Allan’s car. We got lost a little trying to avoid the closed streets of city center every Sunday but eventually found the fair ground and parked. We had been warned that we would be joined by up to 150,000 people that day, and I believe the figure. Colectivo buses arrived continually and the crowd bought their 10 peso (85 cents US) tickets and entered the fray. There were surprisingly few animals present, but Allan found the goats and crawled into their pen so three week old kids could climb his frame. Color and food were everywhere, as were games of chance and carnival rides. There was a huge tented market place where piles of bedding, dishes, pots and pans, and clothing were sold very reasonably. We tried the food, shopped the market, and rode the rides. Interesting that we never lost track of each other. Allan’s 6′ 2” frame stood out dramatically above the sea of much smaller native bodies.
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