Mexican food

01 Feb 2016 Constitution Day

This morning I had a little breakfast with some of the folks staying here there was a wonderful couple from the Netherlands and a young man from France. Great conversation about their travels they are going to some place more south today and left just after breakfast.

Today was a national holiday in Mexico so there was no school. I made the best of it by walking to the school to see how long it takes so I know when to leave the hotel tomorrow morning. The walk is supposed to take nine minutes, it is seven blocks from the hotel; nine minutes-that’s if you are very spry, I’m not, I’ll give it fifteen minutes to be safe. There is a very busy street to cross and one has to time it just right to get across safely and I will. I walked right past the school, of course. I noticed my error and went back to where it was and it even had a huge sign! Some days I think I’m in another world. Unfortunately there is a pastry shop near the school with the most delicious looking pastries so of course I bought some and I’ve been on a sugar buzz ever since. When I got back to the hotel I just sat in a chair and waited for the sugar high to calm down before attempting to climb those stairs!

I also walked around the block so to speak to see what was in the neighborhood. The University of Guadalajara makes up the bulk of the biggest buildings then there is the church and plaza. Today being a holiday one of the main streets that bisects the University area is closed to vehicles so people can use the street for walking, running, skating, bicycling; anything human powered. There are quite a few people out there using the street hundreds and hundreds having a great time. I took a few photos but they don’t do it justice. There is music and the restaurants are open, venders too.

I had brunch at small restaurant and ate too much I had to go back to the hotel and take a nap to digest all the food I’ve eaten today. What will I do tonight? Go out and eat of course!

Here are some photos of today’s events I have to learn to carry my camera with me I miss some interesting photo ops.

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The front of the hotel there is a small sign and you are given a key to get in on your own as the door isn’t always manned

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This photo doesn’t do the event justice there were a lot of folks taking advantage of the closed street

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The upper flight of stairs if they don’t kill me I’ll be in better shape after a month

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The first flight of stairs thank goodness there is a hand rail compare stairs to the books 8-/

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View from my seat at a local restaurant watching the folks use the closed street

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There were lots of dogs enjoying the free street today every kind and size

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The street the hotel is on the blue is part of the hotel, parking is at a premium

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Large wide sidewalk this is not normal only on main streets is this so

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They people controlling the foot and bicycle traffic when it crossed major streets everyone obeyed the traffic guard

 

 

 

 

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Stuff just keeps happing

This morning started out okay I got up early fed my kitty and she seemed to be in fair shape for a change and took my meds. I then I got dressed and went for my walk to the beach. I noticed we had a lot more gulls this morning than usual and that we had an RV camped on the beach from Austria! There was one other camper using a Volkswagen van and that was all  of the campers. The walk went well no major huffing and puffing up the hill. When I got back to the house I had breakfast and got ready to go to town. Today was Spanish class, go by the mechanic‘s shop to have him check out my car and go to the Mexican DMV to get another license.

Once I pulled out onto the highway on the way to town I felt and saw the RPMs quickly rise up and I knew the car was in trouble. I coasted over the median and headed back to my house. I drove slowly to keep the car moving and made it almost into my yard when the transmission went out! So now my car is sitting partly in the road and won’t move. I can’t push it enough because of the sand and I don’t want my elderly neighbors pushing it so there it sits. I switched vehicles and drove my little GEO Tracker to town and met with the mechanic and arranged to have him take it to a place to have the transmission rebuilt ($$$). Then I went on to the Mexican DMV where I got my new Mexican driver’s lic.. It cost me 570 pesos or about $50 for five years and the ugliest photo ever OYE! I then went on to Spanish class where I might have understood about half of what was going on, sigh! Finally I had enough and went for brunch at my favorite restaurant where I (at last) got everything my way,  breakfast was 35 pesos which included coffee or a little less then $3.00 for two eggs, toast and potatoes 🙂

I stopped for a little shopping on the way home and when I got here my car is still sitting in the street at an awkward angle and the mechanic hasn’t shown up and most likely won’t today. I’ll have to put some light out there tonight to make sure somebody doesn’t run into it!

The fun just keeps on coming!

 

 

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Lovely Day Comes To An End

A lovely day comes to and end in San Felipe MX. I went to town and had a nice lunch chili rellonos and a couple of sodas at my usual restaurnt in San Felipe. That would be Chumpos nice place good food and if you desire Thrifty Ice Cream. Lunch was very good, I enjoyed every mouthful.

I also had my Spanish tutoring session where for an hour I practised speaking Spanish with a local young lady, she is very patient and encouraging.

This evening I was treated to a lovely moonrise and a nice pleasant evening with a gentle breeze the temps are still in the 80’s but should cool off in a few hours.

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So I haven’t Posted in a while

I have been busy, I sold my farm in Kentucky and bought an RV.
I have been traveling a little been to Texas first to become a Texan to save on taxes and I have traveled to Idaho to visit family and to Branson MO to see what that was like and I plan to return to Branson to see more shows.

I think I will do this RV thing for a while and get the travel’n urge out of me and then re-think about Mexico. Mexico is always on my mind. I went to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant here in Livingston Texas, it isn’t one of those commercial places this is just like the little family run Mexican restaurants in Mexico, simple furniture nothing glitzy or fancy, but is the food good oh ya it is good just like Mexico, lots of Mexicans eat there so you know it is good. When I stepped outside I wished I was back in Mexico. So you see Mexico is never to far out of my mind, what is the saying “once the dust of Mexico settles on your heart you cannot find peace in any other land”.

So who knows maybe next year I’ll be back in Mexico writing more about my adventures there 🙂

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