Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mariachi in Albuquerque

I'm still catching up from the end of February so....

Here is a bit about the mariachi group's trip to Albuquerque at the end of February

We were invited for a ALDE (Association of Lutheran Development Executives) Conference.  The group played for their opening worship service and then for their reception at the Hot Air Balloon Museum.

It was a pretty cool venue for a mariachi group.

They played while people were eating and then while they were walking around exploring the museum.

Jaden had a great time.  He always does when listening to the mariachi.  Of course, having toy cars helps too!

He also had fun playing on the stairs...

...and exploring the museum himself. (balloon design by mommy, assembly partially by Jaden)

The group also played at Immanuel Lutheran Church for a luncheon they have once a month as a ministry project to the blind.

The people loved the music and enjoyed getting to "see" the group's uniforms.

During a brief free time we visited the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.
It was pretty neat, especially one section where it is "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" style.

Here's Jaden trying to "eat" the giant carrots!

Then we played at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Rancho.  Of course, I didn't get any pictures while everyone was in uniform but, after they began to change for a more comfortable ride home we found out that it was one lady's birthday.

So, the group played "Las Mananitas" and the pastor even got her to dance!
It was a fast but fun trip.

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