2015-01-04 20.31.23 The fireworks display last night was the best fireworks display I have ever seen and it came as quite a surprise. The Senor had gone to bed early the results of a hard day watching football with his cronies. I was on the balcony watching a movie with my earphones so as not to disturb anyone, when the fire works started with what appeared some smaller one down at the plaza 2015-01-04 20.29.07where the usual Sunday event was going on. Then the fireworks began in earnest! Huge bursts one right after another, actually on top of each other.  The sky rained beautiful colorful starburst and kept going on.  A far better display than my town does for July 4th.  Thank you Zihuatanejo. At the end of the show the people started leaving the plaza and our street became wall to wall people, I have no idea how many people attended, but it looked like the whole town plus all the tourists.

Yesterday when I went to swim by boat was gone, the”La Raya ” had left and only the mooring buoy was there. Not a great land mark to swim to as there are small swells and some times bigger swells and then I can’t see it and I’m a bit direction-ally challenged anyway.  It’s just a lot more stopping seeing where you are, and changing course. I will admit lap swimming in a pool is much easier, but I’m ready for the “Sharkfest ” swim in Troncones  Saturday the tenth.

Sign at LaPlaya Bar
Sign at LaPlaya Bar

I have learned that the children here get toys on “3 Kings Day”. La Playa bar, where the Senor enjoys his football games, is doing a toy drive.  The Senor and I will pick up some toys today to add to the collection.  My understanding is that the toys will then go to the bomberos for distribution.  Last night I met a lady who is going to help distribute the toys and am hoping I can meet up with her afterwards to learn more about it. For the last several years we have brought a dozen or so boxes of colored pencils and sharpeners to be distributed to children in the poorer schools. And of course we are big participants in the “Sailfest” activities when it rolls around in February. We feel like we are enough of the community to want to participate when we can.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHad to laugh as I walked by the museum the other morning, which has iron bars on every door and window, none the less they also have a security guard on duty.  Having worked many grave yard shifts when I was working in corrections, I could sympathize with him how difficult it is to stay alert when absolutely  nothing is happening. I would just suggest a less public place to rest.  Signing off KO