Last night we had happy hour at the Catalina’s Sunset Bar, with our friends Will and Sylvia and balcony neighbor Ruth, and then we stayed for dinner
which was quite good, actually my shrimp tacos were excellent. We finished off the evening with a night cap (or 2) at Zorrito’s. We had breakfast at the Zihuatanejo Pancake House, a favorite of ours, met and said goodbyes to friends along the way. It’s getting that time of year when many of the seasonal people are leaving. We spent the rest of the morning sorting what stays behind to be stored and what gets packed. I’m always amazed at how much we purchased that needs to be brought home. Then off to La Madera Beach for one last swim and a massage for the Senor. Finish the last minute packing and off to dinner at Don Memos with friends.
We fly home tomorrow, back to the land of doctor and dentist appointments, doing our own laundry, cooking all our meals, jackets, coats and all kinds of other responsibilities that we have enjoyed not having during our 2 months in Zihuatanejo.
I will miss this land where a pickup truck is transportation for a large family including aunts uncles, cousins friends and a dog or two, a motor scooter will carry mom and pop and a baby or two. Where on any street corner you would never wait more than a minute or two for a cab, where ten pesos on a bus gets you 15-20 miles. I will miss the friendly people who help me with my fractured Spanish. I will miss eating at least 2 meals a day out side, I will miss the sunrise from my balcony, and sunsets over the bay, warm evenings, the cooling breeze off the bay during the heat of the day, happy hour with friends. I will miss everything Zihuatanejo. But knowing we will be back makes it all bearable. We’ve reserved our little apartment for 3 months next year and we will be here for Christmas. That will be a new experience for us. Adios Zihuatanejo
Signing off until December KO