Last updateFri, 03 Oct 2014 3pm

The parade of vendors

It seems to me that folks living in the villages of Lake Chapala experience more traditional “old Mexico” culture then those who chose homes higher on the mountain. The folks in gate-guarded homeowners associations usually miss seeing the parade of vendors that circulate through the center of town displaying their wares from house to house.

Folks in the center of town can buy nearly everything without ever leaving home – even furniture. Some of the fast talking out-of-town purveyors who hit town periodically with fliers and pamphlets of photos of the mattresses and bedroom furniture and sofas they have on the truck just down the block evoke memories of old-time Bible, vacuum cleaner and encyclopedia salesmen.

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