Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Today our landlady, Barbara, invited us along on her Monday morning ritual to meet friends at the Jardin for coffee at 10:30. We happily accepted, and met some exceptional people who live here permanently. Some from the USA, and some from Canada. It was a wonderful time and the event spilled over into a nice lunch out too. Now we have been invited to the Friday ritual which is lunch at restaurant "La Fronterra", a Tex Mex joint. Hopefully we can stay in touch with the people we have met, new friends are always welcome in our lives...
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Tuesday is the day for the weekly market in town. We walked along the northern part of town and found it without any problems, well actually Shelagh finds everything, I just follow her like a puppy. Once at the market we were either too early, or too late. Many of the stalls were closed. However we still got a good feel of the place and will come back over time to see the rest.
|Taking many breaks...|
|The Parroquia, no photos inside please...|
When we returned to the house we found out that we were at the wrong market! The Tuesday market is in open air in a field somewhere. Next week we will try again.
Shelagh's cold is very slowly getting better, but she is still gasping for air and needs to take many breaks along the way. That's okay, we don't want her to over do it. We stopped for a while at the Jardin and Shelagh bought a nice Mexican woven handbag for carrying her millions. Then we did some grocery shopping and climbed the streets back home. A relaxing afternoon is in order.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
There is yet another market in town that operates all week, and that is on today's agenda. Just down the hill from our house is plaza Civica, and just next door to that is a wonderful permanent market, selling fresh produce including a few meat shops. An abundance of flowers were being unloaded from a truck that couldn't possibly carry more. Our first stroll through the market was to see who sells what and which vendor cooks the best food, you can tell by the amount of customers are sitting on a stool munching lunch.
|Flowers a plenty...|
|In the Plaza Civica...|
|Pointsettias, native to Mexico...|
However we had pizza on our mind and set out to find a restaurant called "La Grotta". After asking a couple times we found it to be closed, maybe they have a website so I can look up the hours of operation. So on to plan B. Last Wednesday we enjoyed a little restaurant owned by a local celebrity and we really liked the food, so we went for tried and true. "San Augustine" sells churros and chocolate but also nice sandwiches and Mexican dishes. It came recommended by fellow blogger Nancy Beglaw, she does not tell a lie, it's great!
After lunch we went back to the market to buy a few groceries. Dinner is planned, quesadillas are on the menu, but first a leisurely afternoon on the roof deck to enjoy this new thing called retirement. I think I like it...