It was Friday night in Zihua and we were ready for a night out. It was a night with a lot going on. There was the beer festival at the museum, The opening of Coconuts Restaurant for the season, and it was opening night for our friend Jimmy Mamou at Daniels. We did 2 out of 3. The Senor is not big on craft beers, and I’m not a beer drinker at all so we started our evening at Coconuts for happy hour. Coconuts is one of the oldest restaurants in Zihuatanejo and their happy hours are legendary with good prices and small plates that are just enough for us lite eaters. The Senor had buffalo wings and I the fish and chips. It was a little chaotic as Coconuts has lost one of their key employees, but the food was good and the price excellent. Then on to listen to some blues and rock and roll.
Jimmy Mamou is amazing, at 80 he puts on the same great show, gets everybody up and dancing, feeling like we are kids again.
Saturday brings on more errands but not before a trip to the Ecco Tianguis, commonly called the Saturday morning market. It is just down at the end of our alley, where the food is organic or home-made or both, the jewelry is made from recycled or natural items. Home made and recycled is what it is all about. I have earring made from CD’s and bracelets made from seeds. A great place to pick up unique gifts.
Next stop is the fabric store to pick up thread, scissors and other notions so I can get down to some serious curtain sewing. Following that it is to the carpenteria for the new top to our TV stand so the Senior can serial watch his new 43 inch TV, Then to the key shop for an extra key, the hardware store for 2 screws (cost of 1 peso) and a couple of items at the enlarge Merza grocery store. It seems to me they now just have more of the same stuff including employees who are stocking items in every aisle making progress through the store difficult. Mexico has not yet heard of night shift stockers!
Around town there is always interesting sights. I watched an electrician ( at least I hope he was) hang a new street light on a corner near the cartenteria and I’m always fascinated by the security guard that rides with the beer truck. Is he protecting the beer or the money collected or both, But is an automatic rifle necessary.
On my return the Senior is semi frustrated as this new smart TV is complicated, but he has his favorite news channels up and running so all is good.
I’m in decorating mode, I’m not looking for Sunset Magazine perfection, cute and comfortable will do quite nicely. Our under the sink area in the kitchen is wide open, no cabinets, so for the past year I’ve been planning cute under counter curtains, but rods
are very limited in size so I’ve had to be inventive. It’s not quite done but getting close. New bed spread, bedroom curtains are hung. Just about all that is left is to make the living room drapes. Won”t happen before Thanksgiving. Signing off KO