Just Another Lazy Day In Paradise

Today is a holiday here, Constitution Day, of course every day is a holiday for us.  the big excitement of the day was fixing short ribs in the crock pot. Never done it before, but recipe said onions garlic, bar b q sauce and a can of coke.  Turned out pretty good.  A little cooler today, about 82 and cloudy.  Tomorrow we plan to take a bus to Troncones or at least to the intersection of Troncones, about 45 minute trip, and then either catch a cab or a combi into town, well just out-of-town to the shell beach to collect shells for my bird houses.  We are taking a picnic lunch.  Cheese and avocado for me, roasted chicken for the Senor. I never tire of going to the Mercado here, I love buying my eggs in a plastic bag.  I tell my egg man exactly how many I want and he bags them up.  It’s the next best thing to getting them chicken coop.

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of people here in Mexico, I’ve seen parades where floats have been beautifully constructed from pop bottles , and in the butterfly preserve I noticed the unusual grommets or washers used on these roofs on the shacks where they sell their wares.

Bottle caps used for gromets

OSHA or WISHA would have a field day here, and I doubt there is a word in the Mexican vocabulary that means “liability”.  Everything is so much more basic and  simpler here.  I think that is one of the charms of the area.

Yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday here, and a great day for most of the restaurants and drinking emporiums.  The Senor has his favorite place for watching the game and I have my favorite place to have cold avocado soup where the game in’t on. I’m on my 4th book on my kindle and have down loaded  a new one that looked interesting.  Everyone here has a cell phone, and next year we will get them.  That way we can keep in better touch with each other, especially as I love to wander around and the Senor is more content to relax with his TV.

Every Sunday there is something happening at the Zocolo and basketball court. Last night there were dancers both traditional and modern.  4 men with masks of old men  and with canes did an excellant tap routine and a group of young dancers doing a jitterbug routine plus many more singers.  We cn hear the singers from our balcony and maybe with binoculars see the dancers.  It’s like everyon3 in town turns out.  Signing off KO

Sailfest is this week, I was concerned that our trip to Morelia would cause us to miss it, but it hasn’t.  We

sailfest, lots of boats in the bay

bought our T-shirts today and will attend the auction kick off tomorrow.  Lots of sail boats in the bay now.

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

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