Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Smiles

Cascarones

(Cascarones for Sale)

I laughed and smiled all day on the Saturday of Easter weekend.

As Hauler Too (my Tahoe) and I headed to the flea market, searching for plants Saturday morning, I never stopped smiling.

There was excitement in the air.

These sights of families getting ready for their Easter celebrations at their homes or local parks make living in the Rio Grande Valley so special to me.

It was the pickup truck in front of me on the expressway with 3 pinatas,  crepe paper ruffling and blowing in the wind, 

 

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It was the rows and rows  of cascarones (confetti eggs) for sale along every busy street-

Cascarones

And it was the pinatas.

 

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My next treat happened next door to the pinata stand, at De Alba Bakery where I bought an empanada de pina , a pineapple empanada, to enjoy on my Saturday adventure .

I was still smiling, but it was time to head to the flea market for plants and fresh fruit and vegetables for our own Sunday celebration.

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Pinatas

I hope you smiled all weekend too.

12 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What a show of colour and fun!

PURA VIDA said...

vibrant and colorful and full of fun..made me smile for sure!

Deb said...

don't you just love Texas...we have so many cultures and get to share in their celebrations as well as ours...

pbrenner said...

I love holidays in Texas! Next up for San Antonio (my area) is Fiesta ... full of color and great food (as all holidays are here, lol) Thanks for sharing the photos - I always love the piƱatas!

Patty

Loui♥ said...

Love this wonderful post..
yes I'm smiling too!
come over to my6 place to see WHY!
then you'll smile even more too!!!
big smiles! ♥
Loui♥

Carol Fleisher said...

What a delightful post. Cascarones are so much fun! :)

Carol Fleisher said...

What a delightful post. Cascarones are so much fun! :)

Lea Culp said...

Well, that was definitely something to smile about, what color! I've never heard of Cascarones. I'll have to Google and read about them. :o)

Happy April!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'd be smiling too...what a beautiful and colorful Easter.

At first I thought, oh does she have a lot of eggs to hide...lol.

Jen

Lynne said...

Love the color . . . What fun it would be to see!

Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

I'd never heard of Cascarones - how much fun those must be! Your photos are delightful and so touching. Your next-to-last baby tomato post had me in tears and smiles. I, too, find myself misting up at seemingly normal occurrences. Aren't we lucky to have leaky plumbing and appreciate Life's endearments? -- Jan

Theresa said...

I smiled all day and smiled throughout your colorful post:) Wonderful day to remember! Have a blessed Sunday dear Laura, HUGS!

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