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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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