Dia de San Valentin or Valentines Day

Valentines Day is huge here in Mexico, but then the Mexican people are romantics.

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Florist shop spilled over into alley

At 7:30 am on my way to the pool the florist shops had their displays not only in their shop but also outside, on side walks and adjoining alleys and folks were busy shopping.  Every regular store was recreated for Valentines Day and the whole bazaar  of temporary shops were set up on the sidewalks on the 13th and will be gone by the end of the night on the 14th.

The strolling balloon vendors were every where, and by afternoon cute school girls in their uniforms were all carry either a balloon, flowers or a stuffed animal with big smiles on their faces.

That evening on our way to dinner we passed the church, Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and mass was being said. This surprised me as having grown up in a very catholic family who never missed a day of holy obligation,we never went to church on St Valentines Day.

We had planned to use one of our dinner certificates from the auction that night but our choice of restaurant was closed.  Probably the only one in Zihuatanejo that was.  Most were packed.

Our friends and neighbors were at the restaurant next door so we joined them at Sirena Gorda and had a nice visit over dinner.  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

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