Valentines day in Mexico is huge.  It’s never been a big deal in my life, just another day, but here every store adds a complete selection of valentine gifts, the balloon seller are out in force, and the restaurants offer specials. The Senor and I went out for dinner, not so much as it was valentines day as Jimi Mamou was playing at Daniels and they have good steaks.

The great Jimi Mamou
The great Jimi Mamou

They were so busy that it took an exceptionally long time to get our food, but Jimi was great as usual and fun to dance to. Half the town turned out for the valentines celebration at the zocolo where they turned the basketball court into a stage and

Usually it is the ladies that take off their shoes to dance
Usually it is the ladies that take off their shoes to dance

a dance floor with some very good Mexican musicians and singers.

Saturday morning I convinced the Senor to go with me to the Eco Tianguis street bazaar.  I should have known better, I’ll leave him at home next time.  His idea was to walk through it as quickly as possible with a been there done that attitude. I made him stop long enough for me to buy an “energy ball” treat and a pair of earrings made of recycled plastic and paused a moment to watch the circle dancing then we were out of there and headed for breakfast where we heard the shrill whistle of the knife sharpener.

The knife sharpener
The knife sharpener
circle dancing at the Eco Tianguis
circle dancing at the Eco Tianguis

Following my noon nail appointment to repair the cracked nail from my last fall I headed out to the Commercial for a few supplies.  We’ve been here long enough that I’m completely comfortable navigating town on my own, even thought my Spanish is quite limited, I can tell taxi drivers where I want to go, ask for directions, make purchases with out the money totally confusing me. I’ve been to the fabric store a couple of times and bought fabric in the metric system, but there are no patterns in the store. I wonder if there is a store here that just sells patterns?

The senor with a lady in a dress made completely of candy wrappers
The senor with a lady in a dress made completely of candy wrappers

The Senor has become tired of the twice weekly serenades by the young Mexican musicians.  It amuses me that he complains they play the same thing over and over again, so where do we go for the evening Eloina’s to hear Steve and Allan play oldies but goodies, granted their repertoire is considerably larger but it amuses me.  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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