A little belated – hopefully, there’s a grace period during fall semester final project time? – but here’s the first of two last posts from October 2010 here in Arizona…

We met up with good friends and drove to Mesa for a Día de los Muerto event, which in Mexico is celebrated on November 1st but in Arizona was celebrated on October 31 (a Sunday, so no school or work closings that way).

Anyway, along with the arts and crafts booths, there was music, dancing, art demonstrations, and at the end of the afternoon, a candlelit altar procession.