SAIL-FEST AUCTION

We always look forward to Sail-fest, when the cruisers  come to town and the bay is full of sailboats of all sizes and shapes. These people are always interesting to visit with with, hearing of their adventures sailing up and down the pacific coast and some have sailed world wide.

During the week of Sail-fest there are daily activities to fund raise for the “Por Los Ninos” fund which helps to educate some of the areas poorest children  Lat night was the auction which is always a fun event. While waiting for the auction to begin I hear the clown horn of

Galvanized tub ice cream man
Galvanized tub ice cream man

the ice cream man and it was the one I like in the galvanized tub, this time I got my vanilla ice cream which is a glorious shade of gold.  Most excellent!  There were many interesting items to bid on and the name of the game became win,win,win. The bidding was lively.  There were some good bargains and also some generous bidders knowing it was for a good cause. The Senor loves to bid, sometimes he actually wants an item other times it’s just to bid someone up. I get nervous that he will win something we have no earthly use for, but last night we did OK and won the bid on an all inclusive 1 night stay at the Pacifica resort in Ixtapa, all inclusive means food and beverages.  Sure hope they have lobster!

Cute VW painting with carona beer cap hub caps
Cute VW painting with carona beer cap hub caps

I’m always wanting the paintings, but there are people there with my same great taste in art but with far deeper pockets than I. During the breaks they did raffles, and I really like the way they do them.  Your tickets are  good for all events, if they call out your ticket and you aren’t there your name goes back in the pot and that item goes to the next person.  I bought 15 tickets and was the recipient of a great prize a bottle of Tequila and a set of leather coasters and another set of more disposable type coasters and I still have 14 more chances to win.  I think I will have a Margarita party with our friends and neighbors on the roof top some evening.

My raffle winnings
My raffle winnings

We had really worked up an appetite at the auction so we headed out to Casa Elvira and shared Red Snapper. It was almost 10 PM, which at home would be a strange time for dinner, but the evenings here are so nice it’s really a great time to sit in a lovely outdoor restaurant. The Senor was planning to finish off dinner with a banana split, but the fish was to big and he was full.  We decided some evening we would return for just the banana split. Casa Elvira is about the only restaurant that has ice cream.  Most of the ice cream shops don’t have seating, or the seats are in the sun. Just another great evening in Zihuatanejo. 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 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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