Along the Natchez Trace

Monday, January 4, 2016

Give Us This Day Our Daily Walk.....

It's still kind of noisy here in town....  the holidays are winding down (we still have Three King's Day to go, but it may not bring in busloads of party-ers)...  Bill & I love our daily walks but have avoided the restaurants and such.

This is another sidewalk that has lovely vegetation on both sides...  and some overhead.  This area is where we saw our first Cinnamon Hummingbird here...  I think it likes all the big red flowers that grow here.

I don't know what these two boys are doing, but obviously they have an electronic game or other device they are totally engrossed in.  How often do you see anyone of any age squatted down on their haunches these days?  If I even tried that I'd never get up again!

We see a lot of butterflies, but they are hard to capture in a photo...
Seems like when they do sit still they hide behind a flower or leaf...  or sit with their wings closed.

This beautiful guy cooperated long enough for me to get a fairly decent shot.

We saw 4 or 5 men working on that broken tractor that sat in the field alongside the river road...  today we saw it all put back together and sitting in what is probably the owner's yard.  Now, maybe he can get the 2nd half of that cornfield planted!

We saw these shorebirds ...  terns and the such....  hanging out across the estuary...  that outlet of the river (to the sea) was opened up again which  leaves this area somewhat low of water.  It's interesting to watch the water level rise and fall along the river banks...  and how the different birds are there at different times.

The beach was pretty quiet this morning (10 am), but this colorful boat looked like it was taking the family out for a day of fishing.

When I was walking home from church I saw this woman had her grill set up on the sidewalk.  The tortillas she was making were much larger than the ones I've seen in the tortilla shops.  I didn't have any money with me, so hurried home and got Bill (and his wallet) and we headed back.  We bought 6 tortillas and walked back home...  I fixed bacon, eggs, potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes and probably a few other items, and we had breakfast burritos as sort of an early brunch.   Those little 4" jobbies just won't hold all the fixin's that I want to add!

Later in the afternoon we took a walk out to Rt 200 where the Oxxo convenience store located.  Saw this man had set up a woodworking shop along the sidewalk and was making tables.  Tomorrow, we'll probably see him walking through town selling them.

After church this morning, everyone was given a flyer to take home... I worked on translating it on my walk home...  but saw this banner overhead as you're heading into town.  Looks like there's a Catholic Concert in Puerto Vallarta at the convention center next week....  no entrance fee.  While it's not likely we'll be going, I love being able to make a reasonable "guess" as to what's going on.

One last thing...  I don't know if our friend Kirk catches my blog...  BUT....
Look at the license plate on this truck...  Yeah... Maine!
Now... if these folks can pull their 5th wheel all the way from Portland, you and Lisa can fly down and visit us in the next month or so!  

Or hey...  we'd welcome anyone who would care to visit!

That's All For Today!


  1. The everyday local sites are always enjoyable when the weather is nice.
    Brunch sounds yummy.

  2. Little Lora Elizabeth was squatted down like that for what seemed forever on Christmas Day, we were all talking about how we wouldn't be able to get up if we did that!

  3. For the first twenty-five years of my career as a Maintenance Welder many times I would spend the entire day in that position due to oil or debris on the floors or in the machines. The last eleven years I found other ways to do the job.
    Those folding tables looked like they were large enough to be used as a folding dining table.
    Glad to read that you are enjoying your stay.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

  4. The way you load up your tortillas sure makes me hungry!!