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Re: Gringo day Survey

Posted by D on January 23, 2009, 2:59 pm, in reply to "Gringo day Survey"
Message modified by board administrator January 23, 2009, 3:04 pm

Going back a bit to Jane Gorby's post where she say's in part

"Even the smallest villages throughout Mexico hold a rodeo......La Manzanilla was too poor to have their own rodeo......Dave volunteered to throw a rodeo for them.....rounded up the only two other gringos in town at the time...... Some of the ranchers brought in cows, and the boys rode them for entertainment.


What is neat about the origins is that is was a cooperative event, the Gringos and the locals throwing one party.

Now there it is a 4 day event, Gringo's one day, two of the neighboring Ejido's two day's and our Ejido the fourth day. Each day is almost exactly the same in the way it proceeds.

My experience is that The first day is the best attended with day two and three sparsely attended and the fourth fairly well attended.

Four day's is too much, at least for me, and I am assuming most of the locals, with the exception of the most hardy.

What if the Gringo's combined efforts with our Ejido to combine two day's into one day. That party could be bigger and perhaps better with the combination of funds.

The expression of gratitude of the Gringo's would still be expressed with less emphasis on the differences of the people of La Manzanilla (foreigner and local). The cooperative planning and orginazation would draw us together in a shared experience.

Just a thought.



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