My balcony is like an extra room to our apartment, while quite small about 10×4 ft it is all we need.  We have a nice table and 2 chairs to which we have added cushions and a birds eye view of much activity.  It is on the shady side of the building so we eat breakfast out here and if we are eating in we also dine out here.

Breakfast with lots of fruit
Breakfast with lots of fruit
 Balcony view towards Bay
Balcony view towards Bay

We have small view of the bay, but if the palm tree keep growing we we see it only through the fronds in a couple of years.  Mornings are so soft here it’s almost impossible not to be out side.  Just the gentles of breezes blows while I watch the morning activity.

Every morning a small army of street sweepers descends upon the streets to remove all signs of the prior evenings revelry, soon the street vendors begin their calls, bakery items, coconuts, fruit juices and fruits, in the afternoon the clown horn sound of the ice cream vendors and yesterday I saw the candy man for the first time. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Just wait and the store will come to you. The sound of roll up garage doors signals the shops are opening, and soon each shop owner has their dish of water to scatter across their portion of the sidewalk to sweep clean each day, some throw scraps out in the street for the pigeons to peck at. Morning has arrived on Cuauhtemoc St in sunny Zihuatanjo Mexico

Today the sky is so blue and not a cloud in sight, just the frigate birds circling over the bay. The roof dog of last year is no longer with us and we don’t miss him.  He set up a ruckus everytime a street dog passed this way. But we have a flurry of roof cats this year.  I was entertained by two white-ish male cats after a small grey female cat who

Cat out catting around
Cat out catting around

was determined to resist their attentions. So far she is winning.  Last year the midnight cats would use the new planter boxes on the balcony and leave dirt scattered everywhere for us to clean up.  So far no problem.  I’ve thought about leaving some left overs from dinner they might enjoy, but I guess I better not encourage them.

For us life slows down here, we notice more, laugh more, spend more personal time together and fine each day a new adventure.  For all of this I am so thankful for.

Today my mission is to buy a USB cord to connect the laptop  computer to the flat screenTV.  The Senor get his TV over the computer and we would like to transfer it to the flat screen.  I know it can be done, but with both of us being very non tech and with my very limited Spanish it should be an adventure in itself.  Signing off KO


Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

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