Ruthe and Patrick arrived January 1st and were lucky enough to snatch the last front row spot. They are blog readers lured here by my photos and stories of the Isla and I am so happy to have them next door for the next three months. They have finally settled in and were ready to check out Centro. We started off by showing them where to buy tickets for the lancha and how to catch a pulmonia on the other side. Sorry but I have no photo of them but that will be remedied tomorrow, I was too busy being tour guide to pull out my camera.
We started off with a tour of the Plazuela Machado, the Angela Peralta Theater and some entertainment in the square. As we headed off in search of an ATM we stopped in the neat little shop, between the Machado and Topolos.
A very unique decor complete with stepping stones over a pond.
Interesting art work. The detail on the crosses are all nails and screws.
An interesting home along the route. I like the upstairs garden.
These two little ones were having so much fun with the pigeons in the square across form the Cathedral.
Once they we were all done with the ATM, Colin and I introduced them to the Panama Bakery. That was followed by an eye opening walk through the mercardo. Certainly lots to absorb on a first visit.
By then it was time for lunch at the famous Tony’s Burgers. Ruthe and I had the shrimp tacos which were very good while Patrick had a shrimp burrito. Colin stuck to his shrimp burger. I had a bite and I do have to say that it is simply the best burger ever. Please note that next Thursday, the 19th, Tony will be offering live entertainment all day in celebration off his 8th anniversary at this location.
We were just finishing our meals when I heard ” hello Contessa “. It was Carol and Bill showing Mike around Centro. Mike lives about 30 miles west of Kitchener, Ontario.
Mike reads Carol’s blog and mine and it seems that we have influenced his first trip here to Mazatlan. He intends to head back to Canada and buy a motorhome. We look forward to seeing you down here next year Mike. Thank you for reading the blog. Looking forward to more time together in the future.
We next walked to Ley’s a few blocks away ( a larger grocery store ) and then caught a pulmonia back to the embarcadero. Quite the dashboard, eh?
The shrimp boat fleet is all back out fishing after the holidays and now the tuna boats are starting to head out. I wish them good fishing. The fish markets here have little selection due to the increased water temperature.
A nice end to the day.
I had to take a second shot, love the contrasts in color in the sky.
Thanks for taking time to read my post.