I certainly made a huge mistake today, we got up early, even set the alarm to do so, as we were to meet our tour guide near the canal at 0730 for our tour, well as it approaches 8:00 and it was a no-show I decided I would go back to our apartment and check for e-mails as we have no cell phones here. Well sure enough it was my mistake, wrong Monday. So instead we went for breakfast at an outdoor eatery. The senor ordered pancakes and I had eggs mexicana. His pancakes came with syrup, but no butter, so we asked for “mantaquilla” and the little waitress headed off to the store to buy some. Evidently they were out. By the time she returned The senor was down to one pancake but she left the butter and took the syrup away. I guess you are allowed only one with your pancakes.
This is quite typical of the mexican people, they want to please. I’ve actually ordered wine at a place that didn’t serve wine and watched while the waiter went to a neighboring establishment to get a glass of wine for me.
I never tire of the sights and sounds of Zihuatanejo, after our breakfast we went for a walk about town, quite sad to see many of the restaurants have closed due to the bad publicity in the US and Canada that has caused a decrease in tourism. we came across the “sharpener man” who sharpens knives ans scissors on his wheel, you can tell when he is in your neighborhood by his shrill whistle.
WE then headed to El Mercado Centro to do our shopping for the next couple of days. Mai Mahi fillet in the fish market, packed in a bag with a small chunk of ice, on to the butcher for a couple of pork chops, then to fruit and veggie vendors for garlic, grapes and bananas. I love shopping here it is like an adventure every time. I cooked the Mahi Mahi for dinner tonight, that was probably a mistake. I should have had the Senor cook it, while it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. I’m sure he could have done better. We eat every night on our little balcony after dark when it has cooled down. I wonder if this could have been my mahi mahi.
We walked so much today (and yesterday) my knee kind of gave out on me so I spent the afternoon doing very little. The senor has his slingbox TV and is quite happy. Tomorrow he goes fishing, and I will probably go shopping. I’ll be pissed if he sees dolphins and turtles and I didn’t go, but I’m not sure I’ would be able to stand up after sitting in a boat all day. I need to move around to keep my knees working. I might change my mind.