Sundays are different, quieter, fewer shops open, families go to the beach, very pleasant. It’s NFL playoffs time here, many of the bars have the games on and cater to the fans. The Senor is at La Playa Bar his headquarters for football games. I’m not a fan, so I choose today to try out a camera given to us by a friend who was up gradeing. I walked around town photographing flowers as they grow every where. Some are planted other just grow where they can.
I stopped for another yummy Mango dacquiri and also tried their Cerviche, which is raw fish cured in lime juice. Both were excellant. I sat their for a long time reading my kindle eating and sipping and taking pictures. When it was time to go I discovered I hadn’t put my wallet back in my purse when I loaded it up with both cameras. How embarresing it is when you have ate, drank and occupied space for well over an hour and can’t pay the bill. Fortunately they speak fair english and I explained the situation, offered to leave my cameras with them until I came back with the money. I was told “no problema” no need to leave the cameras, it happens. Needless to say I hurried by to the apartment which really is just around the corner, got my wallet an hurried back. I paid the bill, left a nice tip and do recomend the nice people at the restaurant, but I still don’t know it’s name. They are across from Fajita Queens, next to Monkee’s and I’m sure all the restaurants there are very nice, but I really appreciated these folks just plain trusting me. Not so sure it would have happened in my home town.
I then walked to the Zocolo, which was just about empty a 2 in the afternoon, quite a contrast to the crowd it will draw for the Sunday evening festivities when it will be standing room only. I bought an ice cream form the venor with the galvinized tub, not sure exactly why but I prefer to deal with the the galvanized tub vendors. please don’t burst my bubble, but I think their Ice cream is home made rather than comercially produced. The tub is divided into 3 sections, I could have had coconut, vanilla or strawberry (fresa). I chose fresa, but next time it will be vanilla. The vanilla looked so rich, it was almost orange in color.
I sat on a bench enjoying my ice cream along the malecon watching the boats and swimmers when Des, a friend from previous visits came walking by, he took time out from his walk to stop and visit with me. Always nice to visit with old friends. Des is quite remarkable as he likes to walk 4 km a day and considering he walks bent over and using a walker I find him not only very interesting but quite inspiring.
I return to the apartment and my kindle tells me it needs charging, so I opt to watch a DVD on the computer while the kindle is fed electricity. I watch Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, entertaining, but not either one of their best work.
Sitting on my balcony tonight the music (not noise) drifts up from the evening vestivities at the zocolo and as it comes to a close I can hear the music from the Baracruda Bar, but it is also music not noise. The air is soft and warm, life is good