Everything in Zihuatanejo seems brighter, the colors are more vivid and that is so evident in their parades. And they do love to parade! November 20th celebrates the 1910 Mexican Revolution of which Emelio Zapata was the big hero. We are fortunate to live on the parade route so that we could sit on our balcony and view the entire parade, all 4 hours of it. I believe every child enrolled in a school took part in it and a good number of adults. The Senor kept saying “these kids can’t all live here, they must come from other places”. The costumes were bright and colorful, the marching bands were loud and colorful, the boom boxes were blaring music loud and the kids were cute, charming, talented and having a good time. At times in front of our building there would be two different bands and a third group dancing and performing to a boom box
Today is Thanksgiving. There are several restaurants that make a good attempt to do the meal justice. But the Senor said this year he is cooking a turkey so he can have it his way. He shipped down an electric roasted/oven just for this day at a cost that would have had us eating out for a whole month, but he got it here. We have learned that it better come on the plane with us or purchase it when we get here, if it can be found.
Getting this meal together is a bit interesting as we have never used this oven before, all we have is a 4 burner gas cook top. Our fridge is miniscule compared to what we have at home and it is packed to the gills with a small “pavo” in it defrosting. And it is difficult to find the seasoning I wanted for the dressing, no whipping cream or cool whip for the fruit salad and for the first time in my entire life I have bought a pumpkin pie. Making pumpkin pies from scratch has always been my speciality. We invited friends Faye and Paul for dinner for a “simple Thanksgiving”, being Canadian they have already had their Thanksgiving but were willing to celebrate with us as we are all thankful to be able to travel and enjoy the wonderful warmth, sights and sounds of this loud and colorful country.
surprisingly enough dinner turned out quite well, even though there was quite a bit of improvising in getting it prepared. The turkey was excellent, the dressing so so but we
had potatoes and gravy. posh squash, a two salads, along with the fruit salad and pumpkin pie No one went hungry and it was a very pleasant evening, Signing off KO