ADIOS ZIHUATANEJO

Today is our last full day, it is with sadness we leave yet we have obligations at home that require our attention and we know it’s time.

I will miss church bells on Sunday morning, revelry from the military base, streets that are swept by people not machines.

Street sweeper seen from my balcony
Street sweeper seen from my balcony

I will miss the cart vendors, especially the ice cream man with the galvanized tub. I will miss the whistle of the knife sharpener man and the, “dutily dut du du charge” followed by the call Gaaazzz from the propane man. I will miss the roosters waking the dogs to wake the town. The daily sounds of Zihuatanejo are music to my ears.

Cart vendor with fresh veggies and fruit
Cart vendor with fresh veggies and fruit

I will miss sunshine every day, wearing sandals and loose-fitting clothes, I will miss our friends new and old.  I will miss mango margaritas, and mango daiquiri, fish fillets in garlic. I will miss the music at the Flophouse Bara and Pacalos and listening to Jimmi Mamou on the beach.  I will miss the strolling musicians who play for tips. I will miss taking the water taxi to the beach, buying new jewelry from Juanita while I sip margaritas.  I will miss evenings and early mornings so warm you never need a sweater.

Sunset from our balcony at dinner
Sunset from our balcony at dinner

I will miss my balcony where I watch the sun rise and the sun set each day.  I will miss my a bird’s-eye view of everyday people going about the daily tasks of living. I will miss watching the street dogs looking for a friendly pat on the head or a handout, I will miss seeing  roof dogs on guard on the roof.  I will miss watching the roof cats travel blocks on red tile roofs.   I will miss having time to read and write my blog each day.

Sunrise fom the balcony
Sunrise fom the balcony

I’ll miss Zihuatanejo, but I have lovely memories, the wonderful people I’ve met, Warm and friendly Mexican people who have struggled to understand my spanish, our new friends and old,   the kind people who have stopped me on the street to tell me they have enjoyed my blog, and those that have sent me comments. I have really appreciated meeting and hearing from you.

Beautiful Zihuatanejo as seen from the water
Beautiful Zihuatanejo as seen from the water

So today will be filled with organizing the packing as to what goes home and what we store for next year, busy enjoying our last Mexican meals, saying good-by to friends and the “good life”.    Adios until January 2014. 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

One thought on “ADIOS ZIHUATANEJO”

  1. Your blog will be missed, it has turned into my highlight reading of the day!! Thank you so much for taking your time to share with us all, it makes my March 7th countdown seem a little bit closer, safe travels!!

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