LA ROPA, THEN MUSICA

Friday it looked like it was going to be very hot so the Senor and I decided to go to the La Ropa Beach.  Good choice as the breeze kept us cool.   While la Ropa is a highly favored beach, is not our favorite beach.  And once again it proved so.  Now it could be that we don’t know the best place to go, or how to negotiate for what we want.  We went to Rossi’s had a nice lunch of fish fillet in garlic.  All the lounge chairs were in the sun, and my fair gringo skin doesn’t handle the sun well.  The lounge chairs had numbers on the back giving the Senor the idea that they were reserved and or “pay per lounge”.  The Senor does well in the sun, becoming a lovely copper color and does enjoy a lounge chair.  But for this trip we sat in plastic chairs at a table with a nice umbrella where we watched the parasailing and the Catamaran Picante’s big Genoa giving people ride

Picante with Spinnaker rider
Picante with Spinnaker rider

high in the sky then dipping them in the water. I like to swim, but I find Las Gatas or Ixtapa Island better for swimming and snorkeling. The waves at La Ropa are a bit tough to get past and then there are a lot of small  swells and too many boats that have drivers looking skyward not for swimmers. The Senor is happy to have a couple of beers, wade in the water to cool off and people watch. We had a pleasant but short stay.

The evening found us once again at the Flophouse Bar, which has one of the most interesting music venues in El Centro. And the music comes early in the evening, you

Tim, Allen, Brian at the Flophouse
Tim, Allen, Brian at the Flophouse

don’t have to stay out late to enjoy. Last night it was Allen Alto, Tim on the Harmonica and Brian Hill also on a guitar.  We met new friends and hooked up with our old friends Will and Sylvia for dinner at Don Memos’ and to listen to the great Jimmi Mamou.

the Great Jimmi Mamou
the Great Jimmi Mamou

Everyone’s meal was great, but I will rave about the fillet in wine sauce that I had.  For my tastes it’s about the best fish I’ve ever had. I could only eat half of it and saved the other half for a lunch. Another day another adventure signing off KO