Some things we see here just boggle the mind, things you would never see at home.  The Senor with 22 years of Navy service has a strong safety ethic, something that is so frequently ignored here.  In the grocery store we see folks stocking shelves by climbing on several cases of goods stacked on top of one another to get to the top shelves, or standing on crates on a flat dolly and pulling himself down the row as he needs to move on.  Yesterday a box delivery truck was determined to drive down what is a pedestrian only street to make his delivery. This was accomplished by one person standing on the roof of the delivery van lifting the electric light cords to allow the truck to fit under.  It was slow going, I think a hand dolly would have been quicker, but maybe there was no dolly.

Note man on top moving lines
Note man on top moving lines

Somethings we see only here are so wonderful, like vanilla ice cream.  At home I would never order a plain vanilla cone, but her they are so rich and full of flavor and not pale white but a  rich golden tan and yummy.  My preference is still to buy it from the old gentleman who bushes the galvanized tub through the streets.  There are many ice cream vendors, but his ice cream is my favorite.

Vanilla Ice cream
Vanilla Ice cream

From inside our apartment I can recognize the many different vendors by their calls, early morning you hear the call of the man selling the rolls, I still can’t pronounce the name he calls out, then the paper seller calling the name of the paper he is hawking, the knife sharpener wheels his grinding wheel through town with a tin whistle sound and the clown horn honk of the ice cream sellers. The produce seller is one of my favorites, I love buying fruit and veggies from his hand wheeled cart right at our door step. And his produce is always ripe to perfection.  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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