M-DOCK BAND, SAILFEST AND MORE

The Senor and I went to the M-Dock concert last night at El  Pueblito restaurant.  It is a large open court yard restaurant, very beautiful. The M -Dock band I believe is out of Michigan, or one of those cold states.

M-Dock Band at El Pueblito
M-Dock Band at El Pueblito

They’ve been coming for the last 13  years to benefit Sailfest which will officially start the first week in February. While here they pick up a couple of local musicians to play with them, Steve Calvert and Allen Alto.  An when I say local, they are local not only to Zihuatanejo, but also Kitsap/No Mason counties in Washington. Also was Paco Padilla, a charming Mexican recording artist, with a great voice and beautiful guitar.

Paco Padilla
Paco Padilla

We arrived early to get good seating and frankly we got there way too early.  Our previous experience was get there early before all the good seats are spoken for.  Not so much last night.  The crowd was good, but not packed. anyway we had a fun evening dancing.  It was good to get the Senor away from his TV.

The Senor and I
The Senor and I

Anyway we bought our new Sailfest T Shirts and today I delivered a shopping bag full of colored pencils and crayons and a few odds and ends for the needy children. I guess I failed to mention that Sailfest raises funds with a week full of fun activities that replaces sub standard schools with real buildings. These are the schools of the poorest children, many of them of lesser quality than our chicken coop.  When replaced they have bathrooms with running water and concrete/brick buildings with electricity. It’s a project we choose to support.

On my morning walk to feed my chickens I also needed to find a deserving street dog for meat scraps from El Senor’s dinner.  I am noticing a preponderance of cats and not so many street dogs. I

 Street dog getting his treat

Street dog getting his treat

have heard that from time to time and as funds are available the local humane society rounds up some of the street dogs to neuter to keep the population down.  I finally found a nice fellow who checked me out first to make sure I was friend not foe and then eagerly accepted my treats. Street dogs are remarkably well behaved, they seldom bark, they don’t beg, and they don’t follow you after getting a treat, they are very gentle, but wary enough to watch out for those who will give them a swift kick.

Later in the afternoon I past a shop with 2 ladies sewing on an antique, rusty looking sewing machines making beautiful dresses. There was one I really wanted, but it was strapless.  At my age straps to cover bra straps are a necessary thing. I tried on the dress, loved it but said Yo nessicito (I need) and snapped my straps. They showed me some extra fabric and told me 10 minutos. So I waited while she put on the straps, paid my 500 pesos which converts to $37.55.  An absolute bargain and I love the dress. Pictures tomorrow.