Feliz Año Nuevo

Happy New Year, direct from the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, my winter “home away from home” where my brother Don and I have been coming since 2007. New Years Eve in the Jardin (town square) has become a family tradition of sorts. But this year, I am particularly relieved to usher 2016 out the door.

As I look with great trepidation toward what the future holds for 2017, I turn to one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson; “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

May all your New Years resolutions be worthy manifestations…

Parroquia de San Antonio de Padua

Parroquia de San Antonio de Padua

Bar scene at Don Tequila Taco, one of San Miguel's trendy new taco spots.

Bar scene at Don Tequila Taco, one of San Miguel’s trendy new taco spots.

Typical street seen in Centro, or center of town in San Miguel de Allende.

Typical street scene in Centro, or center of town in San Miguel de Allende.

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Three foot long sparklers for sale.

Three foot long sparklers for sale.

My sparkler in action.

My sparkler in action.

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Approaching the stroke of midnight...

Approaching the stroke of midnight…

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One of my favorite New Years traditions in Mexico...corn on the cob slathered in Mayo, rolled in chihuahua cheese, and sprinkled with chili.

One of my favorite New Years traditions in Mexico…corn on the cob slathered in Mayo, rolled in chihuahua cheese, and sprinkled with chili.

A toast to 2017 through champagne-colored glasses. (Photo courtesy of my bro, Don Anthony.)

A toast to 2017 through champagne-colored glasses. (Photo courtesy of my bro, Don Anthony.)

Should old acquaintance be forgot? I sure hope not. Happy New Year!

26 thoughts on “Feliz Año Nuevo

  1. Sure does look like a fabulous place to spend New Year’s Even. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Suzanne, and I’ll look forward to following along on your adventures.

  2. It truly is an amazing experience to be in the Jardin of San Miguel de Allende on New Year’s Eve! We were there a few years ago, and I took a short video of the fireworks with my phone, complete with our hysterical laughter of disbelief, and the singing of the crowd:

    https://youtu.be/VAqhUIQwZdI

    Unforgettable.

    Feliz Ano Nuevo! On to the next adventure…

  3. It took me a minute to figure out that one photo of the hat on the head! Looks like a fab place to usher in the new year!

    Wishing you a joyful and healthy 2017. May all our fears for the future come to naught (though I won’t be holding my breath on this one). 😉 Breath deep, have patience, and spend as much time in mother nature as possible!

  4. Happy New Year!!! And what a perfect place to be, in the past, Now, and in the future. An interesting combination on the corn. Mexico taught me to put chili powder on my fruit.

  5. Looks like a wonderful, festive place to bring in the New Year! Wishing you all the best in this coming year—and yes, we must focus on what lies within us. It’s really the only thing we can control. Here’s to being in the present moment!

  6. Happy New Year. Suzanne and Don! I just sent you an email. Didnd’t realize you were back in Mexico. I just spent Christmas in Ensenada. Ole and Feliz Ano Nuevo!

  7. We spent three months there last year from Dec to March. New Years Eve in the jardin was amazing. The whole trip was, my hisband would move there is a second, me I still want to keep Canada as a home base. Cheers, Shelagh

  8. Great photos that brought back fond memories. We lived in San Miguel for three months in 2007 and again in 2008 and loved all the celebrations. New Year’s Eve had a fabulous band playing in the jardin. The festivities were endless and so colorful!
    Hope our paths cross in the southwest!

  9. Storybook location! Beautiful choice. Thanks for your lovely and interesting blog with such beautiful photos. Happy New Year!

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