Feb 16, 2014

Lively Saturday

We left the Isla at 8:00AM.  Once again I was off to the dentista. I thought I would be there for an hour and she would be doing my crown prep.  Instead she only put in the post and wants to let it harden for a week to be certain it will be very strong.  She didn’t want any vibration around the post until the cement was set.  I have to say that this is the most careful and detailed dentist I have ever been to.

With extra time on our hands we took a walk and discovered yet another Pancho’s Restaurant north of the Golden Zone.

I honestly can't remember the last time we went out for breakfast. Obviously it is something we don't do very often.

It was all very tasty but way too much food for us so early in the morning.

We then caught a bus down to the Golden Zone where we did a we bit of shopping for some Mexican platters and bowls for our home in Kelowna.  It was so warm in the store that I never even thought to take a photo, I just wanted to get it done and get out of there.

This is one the Carnival statues I missed in my Feb. 11th post.

Since the day I took those first photos of the statues signs have been added to the base of each one. This one refers to the rhythm of the conga.

This one is easy to figure out. Look at those feet.

The full figure before the sign got added. Love those signs.

We were driving so fast that I almost missed this one of the scoundrel Che Guevara. Now I have a photo of all of them.

The panga back to the Isla was an event in itself, from babies to dogs and interesting faces.

After spending a bit of time with the girls who let us know that they were not pleased with having been left home alone yet again we tried to settle in for some reading and guitar time.  Instead we ended up having a visit with our neighbors and that was interrupted by a very rude guest.  More on that in my next post.  We had just settled down again for about ten minutes when we received much more welcome guests.

Carole and Gary lived in a home here on the Isla for over seven winters. Last year they moved from New Mexico to Maine making it much more difficult to drive here. So they flew in for an Isla vacation with plans to head to Mexico City and Palenque by bus next week.

Action on the beach, a drummer in the lead, was it a protest or a parade or ?

The first flag reads CEFA which means Centre for Fiscal Studies.  The second flag represents the Amigos del Ejercito, a military sports institution created to encourage children and youth, sports and patriotism, avoiding vices that degrade the Mexican country through military discipline.  Friends of the Army is a group that pays homage to Mexican youth through the Mexican Army.  You can read about it here.

They were a rather impressive site. It looked like they had some camping gear and were likely going to be spending the night on the beach.

Meanwhile we were supposed to be heading up the beach for a farewell dinner for Lynne of Winnie Views.  We had already had a Tres Amigos farewell happy hour a few days ago but a few of us also wanted to do a special dinner.  So we quickly bid Carole and Gary adieu and moved onto the next event.  As I have mentioned before, one needs to be at a restaurant by 4:30PM here on the Isla unless previous arrangements had been made.  As it turns out we didn’t even leave until 5PM.

Fortunately Carmelita's remained open for us and as it turned out three others tables of dinners appeared. Maybe they will stay open later more often.

I was very sad saying goodbye to Lynne this morning. So glad that after back and forth blogging over the years we got to meet here in paradise. You will always be in my heart my friend.

Adios amiga and safe travels. We all look forward to following the rest of your Mexican adventures on your blog.

Now that was a very busy Saturday and you haven’t even met the rude visitor yet!


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7 Responses to “Lively Saturday”

  1. Always something to do when you are there, at least you are having fun.

    • contessa says:

      George…..always something different to do!!

      Sandie..yes it was a long day.

      Kelly….I should take a photo of my purchases and post them.

      Chris…..I only post the stuff we do. I am taking downtime by not post daily right now.

      Suzanne….yups it was very sad.

      Deb….good to know that they like to work slow and carefully.

  2. Sandie says:

    I was tired just reading your post. No wonder the girls think you don’t spend enough time with them. lol

  3. Kelly says:

    That was a busy day….. I’m glad to read you have a good dentist. Love Mexican dishes of any kind.
    I have quite a few pieces at home in Ontario.

  4. chris says:

    Do you guys ever have downtime? 🙂 Looks like you are always entertaining or on the go. I’m a bit jealous. Have fun and keep the pictures coming.

  5. Suzanne says:

    aaaawwww….I remember how much I teared up when I had to say “goodbye.” I can’t imagine what it must have been like for you two! Looks so “final” to see the Winnie pulling out. Soon, others will be behind her, and it will be another glorious, memorable winter gone by on the Isla!

  6. Deb says:

    Glad to hear all is going well with your dental work … Dr Ibarra did the same with my pin and crown. I was very impressed not only with the work but the prices.
    Have a good week love the blog…

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