ORDINARY DAYS FEEL EXTRAORDINARY IN ZIHUATANEJO

Sometimes accomplishing a very ordinary task here feels like a major success.  This is partially due to language difficulties and cultural differences.  I was very successful in obtaining the right USB cord to connect our laptop TV programing to the larger flat screen TV, it  works great. Very unsuccessful  getting a new battery for my watch.  The camera store didn’t have the right one and had no suggestion where to go. Still don’t know where to go. At home Walmart changes my batteries. But then time is that important here.

Haven’t been able to buy a large bottle of tums, only small bottle or a roll. At 5 a day for calcium I’d like a decent size bottle. But while buying groceries at the Comercial an attached dress shop had a darling jumpsuit that fit me perfect. It’s that great fabric that you can just roll up to pack in a suitcase .And I wasn’t even looking for clothes. Win some loose some.

We do try to limit our shopping trips to what we can fit in our canvas rolling shopping cart. It’s a good plan on two accounts, first we aren’t wearing ourselves out lugging bags of groceries around and it gets the Senor out and about more frequently.

It never ceases to amaze me how things rotate  between the 8 apartments here.This year we have the great patio furniture on our balcony. Last year it was on our neighbors balcony.  Our clunky old tv has been replaced with a new flat screen.  I hope this is an update and no one else got stuck with the old one. We always see kitchen gadgets migrate apartment to apartment. The only thing that we bought that has remained for the past 5 years is an oil cloth table cloth, probably stays as it is rather plain.

 Allen Alto at the Flop House Bar

Allen Alto at the Flop House Bar
Sunrise from Playa Principal
Sunrise from Playa Principal

Last night we spent a pleasant evening at the Flophouse Bar, one of our favorite places to listen to music. Last night it was Allen Alto taking requests for just about everything. Great musician and also hails from our neighborhood in Wa. Then on to Chez Leo for a late dinner. Great as we have come to expect.

This morning I went out early to try to photo the sun rise with my new camera, but the results were less than spectacular.  I think you would need more clouds for a spectacular effect.  I did do pretty good with some of the statues that are scattered around town.  I love these statues, each represents a distinct are of Mexico and it appears the the artist is anonymous. El Pescadore, the fisherman, is my favorite, but very difficult to photograph.  Photos just don’t do him the justice or capture the strength that the sculptor did. The Pescadore represents this area where fishing always has been and still is the major occupation.

Signing off KO

El Pescador, the fisherman
El Pescador, the fisherman

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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