One A Day – 577

Moto Rosa
Moto Rosa

Turning Slowly
Turning Slowly

The Twins
The Twins

Bumper Cars
Bumper Cars

Snacking on Oranges
Snacking on Oranges

  • Bosque del Cuauhtémoc
  • Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • January 18, 2015
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Yes, we’re back in the park.

As you can see from these photos, the rides in the park are very popular. But look again. Do you notice how many parents and families are there with their kids? This is a park right in the middle of the city. There is lots of transportation available for reasonable prices. The kids could go by themselves, absolutely. But this is an aspect of culture that is very important; families go together. Parents go with their kids and join in. They bring lunch. They ride the rides (especially the train and bumper cars). And this isn’t unusual or something required by the park. Mexican families do things together. They go places, they include their kids in bicycle club, marathons, and just a day in the park.

I know it is pretty well understood that families are important in Mexican culture, but this is what it means on a daily basis. It is beautiful. These are modern kids. A lot of them have cell phones. Almost of them have cable television, game consoles – the trappings of modern life. Maybe their electronics are not the most up to date or fancy, still they are much like the rest of North America, but never underestimate their dedication to family.

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