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Hey Al, I have seen a lot of military around town. Do you know what is going on?
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Yes, the Palacio Municipal is an armed camp......sort of.
It is actually the celebration of CENTENARIO 1917 -2017 CONSTITUCION POLITICA de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos......the 100 year anniversary. Tractor trailer after tractor trailer of military vehicles could be seen unloading this whole past week, everything from helicopters, older planes, and all sorts of military vehicles. Zip line, rope bridge, climbing wall and other obstacle courses were being set up. All branches of Mexico's military services are represented there including the Army, Navy, Military Police, Air Force. This celebration opened yesterday, November 17th and is set to run for one month, until December 17th. Many large tents can be seen with all sorts of displays, all very interesting. There is a drone, a robot, Belgian Malinois dogs (Military Police dogs), a huge tortilla making trailer, mobile surgery unit, dune buggy, Harley Davidson's, huge mobile kitchen, and and about anything else that you can think of military related. Great photo ops abound. All military personnel are very friendly.
And to top it all off, the souvenir booth opened this afternoon.
I liked the older Howitzer canon made in the US in 1942. Check the brass plaques out on this thing - polished and re-polished. I could go on and go but you should just go over there if you get a chance and are in Playa in the next month.
It was impressive.

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Yes, the Palacio Municipal is an armed camp......sort of.
It is actually the celebration of CENTENARIO 1917 -2017 CONSTITUCION POLITICA de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos......the 100 year anniversary. Tractor trailer after tractor trailer of military vehicles could be seen unloading this whole past week, everything from helicopters, older planes, and all sorts of military vehicles. Zip line, rope bridge, climbing wall and other obstacle courses were being set up. All branches of Mexico's military services are represented there including the Army, Navy, Military Police, Air Force. This celebration opened yesterday, November 17th and is set to run for one month, until December 17th. Many large tents can be seen with all sorts of displays, all very interesting. There is a drone, a robot, Belgian Malinois dogs (Military Police dogs), a huge tortilla making trailer, mobile surgery unit, dune buggy, Harley Davidson's, huge mobile kitchen, and and about anything else that you can think of military related. Great photo ops abound. All military personnel are very friendly.
And to top it all off, the souvenir booth opened this afternoon.
I liked the older Howitzer canon made in the US in 1942. Check the brass plaques out on this thing - polished and re-polished. I could go on and go but you should just go over there if you get a chance and are in Playa in the next month.
It was impressive.

looks like ill get to see it then,,,,colder here now, time to bail out
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looks like ill get to see it then,,,,colder here now, time to bail out
Come on down. Looking forward to it. New coffee shop by you should be open by then. Also, "container mall" looks like it is becoming a food court.

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It is very cool and the soldiers are very nice. My workplace is right between the two main venues (the park and DIF). The exhibition along with the roadwork on Juarez and Constituyentes (finally putting down a surface that a car tire can stick to rather that going into 360s with a little rain), traffic is really heavy on 30th these days.
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It is very cool and the soldiers are very nice. My workplace is right between the two main venues (the park and DIF). The exhibition along with the roadwork on Juarez and Constituyentes (finally putting down a surface that a car tire can stick to rather that going into 360s with a little rain), traffic is really heavy on 30th these days.
Traffic looks heavy all over town.......and it isn't even high season yet
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looks like ill get to see it then,,,,colder here now, time to bail out
That sounds really interesting, and we'll miss it by a day!
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