Our Southern Neighbors…


ISOA Logo July 29 2015My search of America certainly includes our southern neighbors. I visited Guadalajara Mexico for the first time in the mid-1980s. It was quite different then than it was just ten years later when these pictures were taken.  Guadalajara or GDL is a very artistic place. I spent months there setting up a manufacturing plant which of course, was shut down ten years later and moved to China. The people I met there are the most friendly I have come across in my travels.

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Tequila Mexico – 1995



I just poked my picture directory to see what would come out for this post. What you see is the raw ingredient for tequila. I took these pictures when we were in Guadalajara Mexico in 1995. I spent a lot of time there during my life in the corporate world. I never found a more gracious people than the co-workers families I visited while there.





South of the Border (Finishing up)….

Let’s finish up the tour of my time in Mexico with photos of the people and the places I lived. I haven’t been back to GD since 1995 when these pictures were taken but I hope to return there again some time soon. The first picture is of my wife walking the beach in Manzanillo. It is one of my favorite pictures of her.

South of the Border (Churches)….

Mexico is about 90% Catholic and there is a grand church in almost every area we visited.  Here is a sampling of those buildings… Again these pictures were taken in 1994 and 1995 in and around the Guadalajara area.

South of the Border (con’t)….

Let’s do a couple of other posts with my pictures of Mexico. This time we will concentrate on Tequila :)  We were very privileged to have a private tour of the tequila plant by one of the owners! These pictures were taken in 1995.