LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE

Hurry is not in our vocabulary here in Mexico. And it is nice to slow down and not have a daily agenda of appointments and places to go. But at the same time I donot slow to the pace the Senior is comfortable with. I need to get out everyday, walk around a bit, socialize or just people watch. Fortunately just about everyday I can find some  reason to go out and about. Yesterday it was making reservations for Thanksgiving dinner at “The Captain’s Daughter, we considered going to Santa Prisia for Pazzole instead but the Senior decided he would prefer the traditional. In my wanderings after making the IMG_0120reservation I walked down this alley and saw this magnificent tree.  Now I have seen it before from a friends apartment and admired it, but standing at the base I was truly impresses by it’s enormity, it has to be over 4 ft wide at the base and I assume it is ancient.

A long the beach front I came across Zihuatanejo’s sand carver. He does these huge sand carvings, and just puts out a tip jar.  It appears to all be on the honor system, but I only put in a tip when he is there working. The carvings will  last for weeks before weather or rowdy kids start to take them down.IMG_0121

Monday was the 117th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution and was celebrated by a very extensive parade.  We first heard drum and bugle band music while breakfasting on our balcony and could see that there was parading along the water front. An hour or so later we needed to go to the bank and then planned to catch a cab to the grocery store only to discover all the main routes through town were tied up for the parade. Had to walk about 5 blocks and then were able to catch a bus to the store. It looked like all the area schools were participating and also the unions. Unfortunately all my pictures are in my cell phone and are “locked and can;t be transferred. I need to get back to my telcell guy, he thinks he can fix it. Also need to carry a camera at all times.  You never know what you might see.

It is the day before Thanksgiving and I have nothing to do except work in the gym and go swimming. The knee is not quite ready for a water taxi so we are going with friends to the pool at Escollera. After so many years of planning and cooking for 10 to 12 people on Thanksgiving, I almost feel guilty with nothing to do. Almost.  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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