Thursday morning, January 5 as I headed out for my morning swim the temporary vendors were setting up in the street in what was normally be the parking area. Metal frame work and blue tarps make instant booths where they sell the traditional Rosas cake and cheap plastic (junk) toys for children to receive on 3 Kings Day.
They obviously don’t do much plan ahead shopping as these booths arrive on the 5th and are gone on the 7th. But they will return again only on a slightly smaller scale for Valentines Day.
The rosas cake is a wreath shaped cake with tiny manger scene figures baked into it. Families gather to celebrate the arrival of the 3 kings celebrating the birth of Christ. It is traditional that whom ever finds the baby Jesus in their piece of cake must host the dinner next year. The children here don’t return to school until after 3 Kings Day. As a result Zihuatanejo has been full of Mexican tourists from the interior enjoying a warm beach holiday.
Yesterday we did some shopping and wanted to buy this led flashlight set.. It required a staff person and a pipe wrench to unlock the security lock. We used our 3 wheel cart to haul our stuff up the stairs. Because the cart itself is a little heavy, 14 lbs, it’s a little awkward hauling it in and out of cabs so we now off load our stuff from the cab and I go up to the room, get the cart and we will load it and roll it up the stairs. This picture may not look heavy but there is a 12 pack of coke, a bottle of Kahlua, a bottle of Gin, 2 boxes of wine and 2 lbs of sausage and a half dozen smaller items.
By the time I have hauled it up 3 flights of stairs I know how heavy it is. But it’s faster and easier and safer than making several trips with plastic sacks that tend to rip. We are satisfied with it.
Now that we are into the playoffs every bar in town has Super Bowl specials football pools. The Senor has decided he is only up to watching one game at the bar this year. ( We won’t even discuss last year} and he has opted to watch the other games in our room and will head to The Captain’s Daughter to join his buddies for the Seahawks game. Signing off KO