1 2 11 Today was very interesting! This AM or my morning caminando (walking) I located my dive shop, and then I stopped to have coffee at a open air coffeeshop. I asked a solo gentleman if I could sit with him as I hate to occupy additional tables for 1 person. I know this sounds like a pick up line, but people here are friendly. It’s nice that way. He was glad to have the company. He was Minnesota, fleeing the cold for 2 months. We had coffee and he had breakfast and thenI was on my way. Tourisim is down here and it is tough on the little guys. Many busineses are just barely hanging on. I returned to my dive shop after it opened and I’m set for my beginer class on Sat at 4 PM. Then if I’m comfortable with it we can set a date for a sea dive going only 20-30 ft . Our class is conducted in a pool. The Senor can’t dive due to asthma, high blood pressure and other things, secretly he is over joyed as he had no intention of ever doing it anyway.
We attended the” Sailfest chile cookoff” this afternoon, lots of great chile, but it sort of got to the Senor’s “wimpy digestive system” again. They also had a silent auction I got something Inca for Morgan, and some thing interesting things for the other grandchildren. Sailfest is a great happening for the kids, the poorest kids in Zihuatanejo, we now have dinners at an upscale restaurant, one at Las Gatas beach, (not upscale), one at Franks in Ixtapa, and we took our Canadian friends with us to dinner last night all on things bought at the auction, things we would do anyway. And we also bid alot of other folks up, making more money for the kids. The Senor loves a good auction!
Our Canadian friends convinced us to repeat out “time share whore routine” so that we could accompany them on a day pass to an all inclusive day at a resort. I guess they don’t know how much free booze we can consume when it is offered.
Now our calendar is getting full, last night we took our Canadian friends with us to dinner at Rufo’s Grill in La Madera, and we still have 1 upscale dinner at Amulettos (sp), 1 meal at Las Gatas beach, I dinner at Franks in Ixtapa, Scuba diving lesson and then a dive at Manzanillo Beach, a trip to Refregio de Potosi all purchased with Sailfest activities to benefit “Los Ninos”. We are so busy how can this be a vacation!!! Signing off KO