Our apartment building has a roof top with washing machine and clothes lines of which the Senor has mastered the use of. It also has an area for socializing with sink, counter-tops and a barbecue, table and chairs. We invited our baloney neighbors to dinner on the roof Tuesday evening. Now the world knows I’m no cook, but I have put together a pretty good fish dish and we thought it would be nice to share. So Tuesday morning I went to the mercado to pick up all my supplies only to find out they had no mahi mahi. None in the whole mercado. So I asked for something “simalares” and I came home with a lovely chunk of plan B, a
fish filet. Some tomatoes, squash, onions,red bell peppers and some still warm bolillos. Also lettuce and cucumbers for a salad. Dinner turned out great, we ate we drank we visited all with a lovely view of the city in the soft warmth of a Mexican night.
Our plan for the next day was for the 4 of us to go to Ixtapa Island in our friend Juan’s boat where we were to meet other friends. But the surf was high, not safe or easy for small boats coming and going from the beach so we canceled those plans and the Senor and I headed out to La Chole to see the ruins. It’s just short of an hours bus ride to where the
bus drops you off at a cross roads in the middle of nowhere. A tin roof keep the sun off you while you wait for the “pasajara” to take you to the ruins. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait too long, as I think the Senor was beginning to wonder if I knew what I was talking about.when I said we get off the bus here.
The museum is interesting, lots of artifacts, you get a guide whether you want one or not. And ours spoke very little English. None the less he explained everything most enthusiastically and we got the gist. The ball court is absolutely amazing, you get that “time trip” feeling.. The pyramid has 9 levels and is clay or adobe not
rock, This year we could walk to the top and see the alter area and ,more on going unearthing of life as it once was, This is an on going archaeological dig sponsored by the Mexican government and depends on available money. I can’t help but think if it was sponsored and managed by a university progress might be quicker. This just the beginning of what they believe is out there, Of course now the land owners think their land is exceedingly valuable now and won’t sell unless they get their price. Can’t say as I blame them, I’m sure I’d feel the same way.
We next went on to the village and the casa of our guide where he showed us his personal collection of artifacts including some clay pieces that were whistles.We next caught the a VW bus combi back to the highway to wait for the bus to Zihuatanejo and home. Another fantastic day. Signing off KO .