All Decked Out And No Where To Swim

After loosing my goggles, swim cap and swimmers iPod to waves at my Sharkfest swim I have acquired a new bright orange swim cap, reflective goggles and thanks to Amazon going global I will soon have a new iPod to swim with. So as I arrive at the pool this morning, ready to don my new gear only to have my favorite grounds keeper explain they are closing the pool as they can’t keep it clean.  The water level is getting so low I doubt that the filters are even operating properly.  He suggested I come back next week.  I admit that something needs to be done about the water level.

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There are only 3 rungs to this ladder, water just barely covers the third rung

In order to get out of the pool you have to get your feet up to chest height to get on the bottom rung of 3 rungs and then try to hoist yourself out. So hoping to find a hotel pool that will let me swim there for a few pesos. Mean time I will do a lot of walking to keep me going.

I like to walk about town, that’s  how I learn where  things are and how people really live. I enjoy watching the

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Dad waling sons to school hand in hand

mamas and papas escorting their uniformed children to school. The kids look so sharp in their uniforms holding the hand of which ever parent is doing the escorting. I’ve always thought that US Public schools should adopt the policy of school uniforms.

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Newer buses

Transportation comes in many different forms here.  Many of the full size buses here look ancient, but over the last few years they have updated the VW buses to some very nice van type buses, and small 14 passenger buses. And of course there are the huge tour buses that are far more comfortable than the airplane that brought us down here. In the mornings I see people heading to work in taxi’s, all size buses,

pick up trucks with several folks in the back and this dump truck which I’m sure will hold 20.  A

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Workers riding to their work site in the dump truck. Very efficient!

motor scooter is transportation for a family of 4. The driving here is crazy, scary.

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Carpooling Zihuatanejo style

I’ve been on a bus with the driver checking his emails, seen dozens of close calls, but no accidents. The police are everywhere in the forms of tourist police,then  municipal, state, and federal Police in about that pecking order. Also in the mix is the army and the navy. They all have a presence, mostly in groups of 6 or more in pick up trucks, all carrying m 16 type  weapons. Many times they are just waling around town. But I’ve never seen a traffic stop by any police personnel, I don’t think traffic is much of a concern to them.  Needless to say we feel safe.

I have become an aficionado of iced coffee. The Senor has always laughed at my habit of leaving my coffee to get cold and then drinking it anyway. Now in the morning  I purposely prepare a couple of cups of coffee extra strong, add my sweetener and creamer to my taste, let it stand until cool enough to refrigerate.  Then in the afternoon when it is really warm fill a glass with ice  and the cold coffee and enjoy. A splash of Baileys at night is a nice touch. 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

3 thoughts on “All Decked Out And No Where To Swim”

  1. I do the exact same thing with my coffee…especially when in Zihua! Congrats on a job well done on the Sharkfest swim, you are such an inspiration.:-)

  2. Hola, KO…I am your favorite photographer from last year’s Sail Fest Concert and we arrive this Thursday and will be in Z for 2 months. We have so enjoyed your blogs, with pics, and are looking forward to seeing you again at the Flop House…and where ever. We know you are always around and about…so don’t doubt our paths will cross. See you soon Amiga. Patti and Steve

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