Sunday, December 6, 2009

A couple little surprises

We're all ready to welcome our first guest tomorrow.  Doris arrives from Victoria for a week and we'll be going out to the airport to pick her up.  We decided we'd do a little advance navigating to make sure that we would be able to find the most scenic way to bring her into town.  It took us a lot longer than we thought because we ran into a couple of surprises.

The first one was that the main street along the water, Sabalo, was closed to traffic.  We weren't sure why but we headed off on a detour through El Cid.  El Cid is a gated community spread around a golf course and some canals and lakes.  The streets wind around and around over speed bumps and alongside golf carts and houses that look like they've been transplanted from Palm Springs in the 1950s.

Finally we found our way out and headed out to the main highway then turned around to plan our route.  Eventually we found our way down to Olas Altas, along the water in the old town area, only to find that this part of the road was closed off as well.  It turned out to be closed all along the water for a marathon.  After a short walk on the beach with the dogs and a coffee in el centro...

we managed to get back onto the seaside road, only to be rear ended by a guy on a motor scooter.  We were stopped and felt a big thunk behind us.  I looked in the rear view mirror to see that the fellow was picking himself up and dusting himself off.  He must have been ok because he just got back on the scooter, looking embarrassed.  We've heard that if an accident is minor in Mexico it's best to just drive off.  So that's what we did.

We then headed to Soriana to pick up kettle so we can boil water to make tea and coffee without trying to pour out of a heavy saucepan. Surprise, there is no such thing in Mexico.  The closest we found was this aluminum pot with a spout that appears to be designed to heat milk for hot chocolate.  It should do the job though.

You just never know what you'll run into (or what will run into you) when you're out and about here.


  1. the skitter scatter of life never leaves you no matter where you're at eh joanna!!! at least it's in a warm lovely space. steven

  2. Hi Steven, you are so right about the skitter-scatter of life. Nice phrase. And yes, we are so grateful to be able to walk along the beach with the dogs as the sun sets. So much beauty.

  3. I could use a cup of hot chocolate right now. It's freezing here!


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