YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Zihuatanejo from the roof just before sunrise
Zihuatanejo from the roof just before sunrise

Yesterday the cleaning lady was due so we went out for breakfast, while I ordered breakfast, in Spanish I might add, the Senor did his task of running the laundry to the laundaria.  At home he does the laundry and has continued doing so here.  But here all he has to do is deliver it in the morning and pick it up in the evening.  Everything is simpler here.  After breakfast we decided to check out a hotel near the “hole in the wall” bus station .  Brand new hotel offering $250 (mexican pesos) a night rooms if you stayed 2 weeks or more.  This was a hell of a good deal so we decided we had best check it out. The desk clerk spoke no English, but my 2 or three words got the message across and she showed us a room. Nice room with great bath and a balcony, but small and no micro or refrigerator.  I asked her if they had any rooms with cooking and she said no.  So we thanked her, briefly considered if the lesser cost would make up for eating out every night as it did have a pool and wifi and cable.  We decided no, it just wasn’t for us, but very nice for someone who just needs a room. Then on to the archeological museum at the end of the malecon where both the history of the area is displayed but also lots of art work for sale.

A 1936 movie projector in the museum
A 1936 movie projector in the museum

We then went for a stroll on the malecon and ran into a couple I had met on the boat parade.  I introduced them to the Senor , we visited briefly as they were just finishing their lunch and we took over their table when they left. Our waiter brought out a white board sandwich board which showed the selections offered that day. Cheese quesadilla for me  and a BLT for the Senor.   He was very happy to find a real sandwich. We people watched, watched the fishermen and enjoyed a very leisurely lunch.  Soon a friend we had made through other friends stopped by and we visited with her for a while remarking we hardly go anywhere any more where we don’t run into someone we know.  A very pleasant feeling.

New vendor came by the flop house, cakes by the slice
New vendor came by the flop house, cakes by the slice

We opted to go to the Flophouse for drinks, and get dinner at the restaurant next door.  Not my favorite place to eat, but we always have a good time at the  and meet friends and enjoyed, Allan on the guitar, Nelson on the sax and a couple of singers joined in. As we expected several of our friends showed up so it was a pleasant evening.

Morning has us filling out our shopping list and heading to the Commercial, we are on our downhill side of our vacation  so we are trying to buy only what we absolutely need, purchasing in small sizes. On the way we discovered a new type of Mexican Roof dog.

Different type of "roof" dog
Different type of “roof” dog

He really startled us as we walked by.  We  tried to shop carefully, but still came back with more than our rolling bag holds, but sure love that bag, it makes getting the groceries the block to our apartment from the taxi stop a breeze.

We have set our dates for next year, December 15 to March 15, we’ve never been here during the holiday season nor have we ever been away from home for Christmas.  It will be a new experience for us.  Now my job is to try to negotiate a better rate at our apartment as we are staying longer. My Spanish dictionary isn’t any help with phrases, we will see how we do.  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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