I LOST MY FAN

El PESCADORE
El PESCADORE

I arrived in Zihuatanejo with 2 fans, lost the first one the very first day.  Probably left it in the cab going to the Commercial as I was not yet in the habit of carrying one every where I went.  To most folks this would be  minor inconvenience, for me a small disaster, but I have a spare. That is until yesterday, when I must have dropped my fan in the movie theatre when I stood up to leave.  The issue is I perspire, not only do I perspire I sweat like the proverbial pig.  Especially my scalp and face.  It’s embarrassing, and if anyone has a better solutions than I have come up with please let me know.  My friend Cathie (who first introduced me to Mexico) gave me a sort of headband/scarf with elastic band across the back so it fold up compact but opens up to fit your head like a cap.  Originally I used it so I could snorkel and not sun burn my scalp and made several extras.  But now I have learned to wet them, keep them in the refrigerator and put it on under my hat, cold & wet before I go out.   It acts as a sweat band and protect my eyes, and while it doesn’t totally solve the problem it reduces the issue and keeps me cooler with less perspiration.   This in addition to a fan and a wash cloth to dab away with I maintain comfort even though I look like a drippy mess.

So my last fan disappears and I have to bargain with the “Fan Man” for a new fan, but this one is too big to fit in my purse.  Anyway I got him down from 50 to 20 pesos and I think that’s 10 more than I paid last year, but I have it and am happy.

It’s Super Bowl Sunday in Zihuatanejo and almost every bar and restaurant has the specials and the game going. I’m not a fan, nothing against football I’m just not a fan, but the Senor is and has his favorite bar to watch it at.  So Sunday evening I’m a football widow, which gives me a chance to just wander the streets and admire the beautiful statues that are placed around town.  Each statue represents a specific area of the state of Guerrero which I am in. My favorite is “The Pescadore” the fisherman, which just doesn’t photograph well, but certainly speaks of not only the past but of the present of Zihuatanejo. I visit him on a regular basis.

oNE OF MANY STATUES
ONE OF MANY STATUES

After a dinner of Pescadillos at Daniels I return to my balcony to listen to the beautiful Mexican music being featured this Sunday evening  Zocolo.  I can hear it like I was there and here I have a place to sit and glass of wine and no crowds.  Can’t beat that.  From time to time I hear the roar of approval from the crowds at the bars as the Super Bowl continues.  I do love my balcony, my view of this small part of our world. Signing off KO

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 love to travel to new places, getting ready to do that as a solo traveler. For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and have joined a couple of hiking groups. I'm a reader and love my kindle. I still work some, I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 20 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. The Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that.

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