The mercado stall where we buy our Fruit & Veggies
The mercado stall where we buy our Fruit & Veggies
Banditos, a great restaurant where Michelle La Valle performs

Most of our days start with breakfast on the balcony beautifully prepared by the Senor. One of our favorite purchases we have made here was at the Waldo (Mexico’s equivalent to the $ Tree) is a large plastic tray. It cost 10 pesos and is blue with a bright red Santa on it. But it serves a great purpose as it is just the right size to move every thing we need for our meals from the kitchen to the balcony in one trip. Mornings are it’s marvelous as the day starts with no agenda, no calendar to check, no rushing out to do anything. Actually we have’nt rushed or hurried since we arrived here.  After breakfast the refrigerator suggests  we should go to the “mercado” for fruit , veggies and eggs.

The mercado is an adventure all in it’s self, I never tire of the sights the sounds and the enormous amount of items I have either no idea what they are or what they are used for, especially the seasonings, it’s all just fascinating.  we buy our fruits and veggies at  our favorite spot, one person weighs then writes the amount on a scrap of paper, you hand that paper to the cashier, she takes your money and the person who weighed it hands you your purchase.

Handsome cheese man's handsome son
Handsome cheese man’s handsome son

We then put it in our canvas shopping bag on wheels, and move on to my handsome cheese man who today has his son working with him, his son is also very handsome.  I buy my cheese by the yard and get  a yard of a stringy type cheese and another type that is more grainy and a bit salty.  My friends and family know how I love cheese. Next it’s on to the egg man, but he tells me “no tengo”, he is all out, we should have come earlier, but no problema we will stop at the Merza, a small grocery store, on our way back to our apartment and pick up a plastic sack of eggs and a quart of milk. All our purchases are safely tucked in our rolling bag for the walk home, so much easier than carrying a lot of plastic sacks.

By now it’s siesta time, the Senor turns on the news, I have my kindle, I think I’ve read somewhere between 7 and 9 books, just finished Herman Woulk’s The Lawgiver, good, but not as great as some of his others. By late afternoon as the sun is starting to get low in the sky I get restless and go out for a walk, the shops are starting to reopen, restaurants are gearing up for the evening crowd, I usually stop somewhere for a drink or an iced coffee and return to the apartment for the big decision of the day.  What shall we do for dinner and the evenings entertainment?

Steve and Allan and friends at Pacalo's
Steve and Allan and friends at Pacalo’s

Not a big decision tonight as we have been looking forward to going to Pacalo’s for the return of the Steve/Allan Show.  Both these gentlemen are from our home area and  tonight  Ralph and Lionel are playing with them, the house is pretty well packed as they play all the music we grew up with.  Absolutely great musicians, and a great dinner,

Fish Fillet in Garlic
Fish Fillet in Garlic

Steak for the Senor and fish fillet for me as I don’t eat meat, I’m not a vegetarian , I’m a “fishatarian”. We stay for half the show and head home, stopping for a night cap at Zorro’s.  It’s a tough life here in Mexico and we are so glad that we get to do it.  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.

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