THE MOON, DOGS, CATS AND LOUD MUSIC ALL PART OF THE CULTURE

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Setting moon 1 27 13 over hills of Zihuatanejo
Setting moon 1 27 13 over hills of Zihuatanejo

Moon set on 1 26 13I’ve been so busy trying to capture the sunrise here that I’ve missed a site of exceptional beauty.  Yesterday I discovered if I looked the other direction there was a bright orange full moon rapidly setting.   In less than 2 minutes it was gone and I was so excited my shots are blury but it was breathtaking.  I tried again this morning, while beautiful it wasn’t quite the same bright shade of orange.

I enjoy the many differences in the way of life here, that’s why I come to Mexico.  If I just wanted warm weather I could go to Palm Desert or Honolulu.  I enjoy the culture and life style here and am fascinated by the many things that are so different.

This roof dog is clear out on the tile awning
This roof dog is clear out on the tile awning

Roof dogs for one.  The first time I saw a roof dog I thought he got accidentally  trapped on roof and was going to jump off to get out of his predicument.  At home I would have been calling the humane society or the fire department to have the dog rescued.  But I learned thats their security system.  One that is always on duty.

Street dogs are sad.  So many of them have very sweet dispositions and would make great pets, but no one wants them, no one takes care of them, they have scars and sores that speak of their tough life, yet none are agressive, except with each other.IMG_5194

Roof cats seemed to have it pretty good.

I've seen this cat slip into buildings through small cracks
I’ve seen this cat slip into buildings through small cracks

They travel the town from building to building, no danger from people, cars or street dogs. They know where the cracks and the holes in the walls and ceilings are and slip into their favorite buildings at will.  Although one one them is making themselves an unwelcome mid nite visitor to our planter boxes on our balcony.  We can always tell when he has visited us as the dusty paw prints show his route

Black roof cat on the prowl
Black roof cat on the prowl

The only part of the Mexican culture I find fault with is the all night bar in El Centro. Tequila town has been going strong for more years than I’ve been coming here, but it is basically an indoor venue and while some of it spills into the street it’s not keeping us awake at night.  On the other hand the one that is across from Zorros and Murmello’s dosen’t start ther LOUD music until 200AM  and it is  an out door venue.  They pump out what they believe is music until 6AM. Then they roll out into the streets, make a lot of noise, drop a lot of trash on the streets and are barely out of town before the churrch bell rings calling the faithful to mass.  I just don’t understand why they continue to operate in an area that caters to mature tourists, has many apartments and hotels that cater to an older clientel  We’ve learned that no door or window can be left open on Friday or Saturday night,  run the air conditioner as it’s hum helps drown out the noise.  Ear plugs and  “sound canceling ” airplane ear phones  all help reduce the sound to a level conducive to sleep, while we entertain diabolical thoughts and ideas on how the establishment could meet it’s demise.

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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