I set out on my early morning walk to feed my chickens, and walk down Calle Adelita. Calle Adelita is a narrow street with many small restaurants, B&B’s and hotels. Last year it was cobblestones, this year a torn up mess. I walked down it a couple of weeks ago and it was so rough I took another route home. This time the only part that hadn’t been torn up was now with hills of dirt and deep holes. I carefully circumnavigated the worst part of the mess and discovered some improvement on the rest. My motive was to locate the other restaurant that we had won a gift certificate to at the Sailfest raffle. And I did locate it, just one of the many small eateries on this street in a nice little court-yard. Basically all restaurants in Zihuatanejo are either court-yard or balconies. Eating outside is one of the great pleasures of life in this area. When we cook at our apartment we eat on the balcony. Sunrise was gorgeous this morning, I finally learned how to shut off the flash and could get a decent picture of it. I’ve always liked sunrise, birth of a new day!
Coming back from my walk, suddenly the sidewalk and street was filled with running kids headed straight at me, I stepped of the curb to get out of their way and
to observer the entire school, teachers included, out for a run around the block, and this particular block is enormous. The kids all in their uniforms,were about 2 thirds of the way back to their school and almost none were lagging. There doesn’t seem to be a child obesity problem in Mexico. This particular school is considered one of the best public schools in the area. There are many, many schools, most are small in size and the buildings are very basic and very, very old. Quite in contrast to our area where anything over 40 years old gets condemned. A couple of years ago I had an opportunity to visit a school up in the hills where the poorest children attend, those buildings were shacks that most people wouldn’t stable a horse in. But that’s what the money from Sailfest goes to is replacing those shacks with a useable classroom with electricity and an overhead fan and a beans and rice lunch program.
The day was a bit sultry and there was an interesting boat in the bay so I took my kindle down to Ta Ta’s beachfront restaurant to catch a breeze, take a picture of this fishing trawler as it’s the first I’ve ever seen in the bay and enjoy one of Ta Ta’s mango margaritas. Well one turned into 2 and then I decided it was definately siesta time.
We dined in or I should say out on the balcony, the Senor was most happy as his sling box worked long enough for him to watch his wrestling and catch a bit of the news. Just another wonderful, lazy day in paradise. Signing off KO