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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Scenes About Town...

We walk a lot...  y'all know that.  Often, since this is a small town and we've been here a month (yes! a whole month...  1/3 of our total stay here).... anyway, we often see folks we've met...  and lots of times, we just see folks going about their day to day activities...

These boys are almost to the end of the street...  where the cobblestones stop and the sand begins... and a short way beyond that is the ocean.  Surfs Up!  And they want to catch those waves!

How many times do you see a horse being led by a truck...  going down your main street?  Looks like that truck not only is transporting the horse, but maybe enough hay to keep the horse from going hungry for a while.

In Mexico...  all over Mexico...  you'll see men toting a machete....
This was early this morning....  the man probably was headed off to do a job somewhere....

Later in the day we saw...
Another guy....  hard at work, keeping the weeds down along this fence line.  Yep!  That's a machete he's wielding!

Back in town...  along the main street...
A John Deere tractor (one of the two that are in this town)...  on his way to disc up a field somewhere.  Note the palm-leaf roofs on the overhangs along the street....  

While I think dogs really outnumber the cats here, it's not unusual to see cats in restaurants...
Most restaurants here are outdoor seating anyway....  some tables set up right on the streets.  So having a kitty wind around your feet while you're eating is kind of nice for folks who like cats as much as Bill & I do.


While not exactly the typical vehicle here, it's not at all unusual to see a truck like this...
Doors are optional...  sometimes windshields are missing...  bumpers? who needs them?  That cage you see on the sidewalk just over the hood of this truck houses 2 parrots (or really big parakeets... I don't know)....  Many of the shops here have a caged bird that'll squawk and carry on while you're about.

Every evening, just up the street from us...
there's a game going on....
The table closest here is the domino game...  there is a smaller table behind that usually has a card game in progress.  I don't know how late they play, but we've walked past after dark and they're still at it.  See the white dog with the black ear and eye?  He really lives up the street next door to where that caged bird lives.  But he makes his rounds...  he once went on a 2 hour hike with our Monday morning walkers, and one morning he waited with me and Bill until the bus came...  laying his head on my lap and letting me scratch his ears.  Maybe his owner is one of the domino players...   I don't know....  

Olivia's is a restaurant right on the beach...  we'd been eyeing it and finally had lunch there today.  The lighting was such that you can't see the ocean here...  but it's all the white area in the background.  I'd been wanting a michelada....  a beer with the addition of lime, spices, chiles, and served in a chile-rimmed glass.  It tastes a bit like a bloody mary.  We'd been on a 3 hour walk, so it really tasted good at 1:00 pm!  Bill is having a limeade drink.

Lunch was real good too...  camerones diablo.....  shrimp in a wonderful hot sauce!

I really try not to be too intrusive with my camera, so as lot of my photos are from the back...  But I love watching people...  kind of like bird-watching in a way...  sometimes Bill and I even attach names to some of the characters we see.  

That's All For Today!


6 comments:

  1. Love your pictures, the michelada sounds very refreshing and lunch looks awesome. !

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  2. Really enjoyed this posting. The locals going about what they do best. Wonderful!

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  3. Since the shrimp still have the shells on, am I to assume that is a cold dish? Are you able to drink the water there, or do you have to buy bottled water? Interesting post.

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  4. Sounds like the animals have it ok, that cat looked healthy and that dog, just doing what he wants, like you guys, taking a walk, napping on the sidewalk (well I guess you probably don't do that). Looks to be a laid back and more social lifestyle than here, but then again, here it's cold and drizzly and gray and yucky.

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  5. Gee, now I wonder what name you would have given me if you had seen me before you knew who I was.

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