Bill & I are both early people. We get up early and get started on the day early. Neither of us are procrastinators, so things that need done are usually finished as well. We still are getting up early and doing whatever needs to be done here at this condo... but... the walks to town in the morning have become late afternoon walks.
It's just too hot to be walking on hot asphalt in the heat of the day. And now, the heat of the day comes earlier and earlier.... especially if there's no breeze to move the air some.
Yesterday we delayed our walk until afternoon.... the sun had actually gone down enough by 3pm to provide some shade along our dusty road. And by the time we walked home it was almost cool. Well, that's stretching it a bit, but.... it sure was cooler.
Greg and Francine have been our neighbors across the road since our first day here. They're a delightful couple from Niagara Falls, Ontario and we've become friends over the weeks. They've had a lot of guests from home so we've seldom had more than a short visit together.
Today we decided to head into town and have dinner together. So... around 5pm we headed into Coco. It's kind of a narrow road, but we're all used to it... and while we pretty much walk single file, we still had time to talk all the way to town.
Of course we had to walk across the Rickety Bridge....
This Great Egret was strutting its stuff... even as the sun was casting long shadows....
And just beyond the bridge, where the chickens run loose...
The roosters and chickens had all gone to roost in the rafter of this old bar.
Colorful, aren't they?
We headed to Greg's favorite bar and each had a drink while deciding where to go for dinner. As we'd walked up the street, Nelson, the guy who's always hustling customers stopped us to tell us the special of the night. Sounded good, but Greg and Francine had told us about La Cog, a Mediterranean restaurant on the main street. That's where we headed....
It's a tiny place... the "kitchen" is barely 8'x8'..... with seating either at the counter or along the rail. The whole restaurant is barely 12' x 12'. But the young man and woman who own/run the place have a fairly diverse menu... and they work well together in such a small space.
Three of us ordered Mera Mera... spelling may be wrong... but it was a tortilla/pita like bread loaded with tomatoes, onions, chicken, lettuce... and spices and a dressing (yogurt?) that was outstanding! Francine ordered something similar, except her's was in a wrap and looked kind of like a burrito. My description simply does not do this dish justice.... not only was it delicious, there was more than I could eat so I brought home enough for lunch tomorrow.
As usual,, in a tourist town, we start talking with other customers... eating out isn't just eating out... it's a real social event. So, not only did we enjoy Greg and Francine's company this evening, we met other folks who shared some of their adventures while vacationing here.
It was dark and the nightlife in Coco was starting to come alive by the time we were ready to go home.
Since we live in the same condo complex, we shared a cab and headed home.
Even the taxi driver was friendly. He was trying to get me to roll my rrrrrrrs when I was giving him directions.
While I seriously doubt if I'll ever become a "night" person, it sure is fun giving it a try now and then.
That's All For Today!