Laundry, statues and dinner out & Jimmi Mamou


El pescador

Zihuatanejo is very beautiful with some very old buildings and lots of statues.  After getting some photography tips from my sister I set out to photo graph some of the statues they have around the city.  My favorite is El Pescador, the fisherman and I’ve been trying for years to get a decent photo of him, one that shows some of the details and workmanship, at last I have one  that’s ok.  This morning was to be laundry day, but due to some hot water issues in this building we are no longer able to use the roof top laundria.  So I filled our rolling cart and a carry bag and took it to the laundria a couple of blocks away.  It is either do it your self or they do it.  Naturally we let them do it. A full weeks worth including towels and beach towels cost about $11 US money.  Taking it was no problem as I split into two bags, picking it up was a different story. One large bundle sealed in plastic, by the time I go back to the apartment I was sweating so profusely that the bag was slipping out of my arms.  I told the Senor that either he picks it up next time or we launder twice a week.  And of course his reply was, “no problem we can launder twice a week!”


It’s Sat nite and we are going out to dinner, I put on a dress for the big occasion, and we went down to Porto de Mare, sat right on the “Paseo de Pescadores” walk of the fishermen , had a great dinner I had my cold avocado soup and a little of the Senor’s fillet done Vera Cruz style. While we were there Gabino came by doing the woven bracelets and we had him do a couple for us to bring home for grandchildren.  It amazes me how fast he can weave them and still carry on a conversation you.  He told us how he learned to do them from his Mama, and as a small child he started weaving hammocks. He said it takes about 2 days to weave a hammock.  Then on to see Jimmi Mamou, it was a short performance as someone hit his car, fortunately there were witnesses but he had to find an interpreter and take care of that business.  So we went on to the “Beachcomber Bar” just at the end of our block for a nite cap before going home. It’s a cute little bar, right on the corner with out 6-8 chairs right on the side-walk and about 6 inside.  Some day I’ll get a picture of it. We find that consuming a bit of liquor on Saturday nights is helpful, as one of the bars in our neighborhood doesn’t start music until 11 PM and was just closing

Gabino weaving a bracelet

at 6:30 AM when I got up this morning.  The other bar that caused us a sleepless night seems to have quieted down, anyway a bit of booze and earplugs and we sleep good.  This morning the Senor fixed a marvelous breakfast of watermelon, mangos and papaya’s.  I can’t think of any better breakfast. Signing off KO



Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

2 thoughts on “Laundry, statues and dinner out & Jimmi Mamou”

  1. Hi! Im newly living in Zihua although i have visited many times before. I would love to email with you about your experiences if you can find the time. I have also started a blog , but running based, and have been taking pictures as I jog around this pretty city.

    I have enjoyed reading your blog but noticed it hasn’t been updated in a while. Do you still travel here?


    Christina Rodriguez


    1. Hi Christina, I’ve been here in Zihuatanejo since December 15th and been posting just about every day. I would love to read your blog. I’m not a runner but I am a swimmer and I do walk all over the town.My email is Please Keep in touch and send me your blog address


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