Jan 06, 2019

It has to stop

This was the sunset this past Friday taken from El Fish Market on Olas Altas.  We were meeting friends for dinner and I wanted to eat earlier so we could catch the sunset.

Lucky us, we were treated to a beauty. We sat there and chatted for over three hours.  We finally got up and walked over to our friends home where the party continued.  They graciously  gave us a ride to the embarcadero but we still only got home just after 11:30PM.  I didn’t get any other photos that entire day.

Saturday as well as the Friday were the nicest days we have had in weeks.  I enjoyed sitting outside in the sunshine reading my novel.  These ladies are part of an African dance group and they stopped just out front to practice some of their moves.

Colin was playing but I moved over to Diane & Pierre’s to enjoy the sunset with them.  This boat was heading further south after sitting in our bay for the day.

Colin and I were going back into Mazatlan again last evening ( a few hours later than on Friday ) so it was time to get ready.

We were back at Gaia, just the two of us, to listen to ( and of course dance ) to Los Cryps.  Jim, the fellow with the grey hair joined in on some vocals for a bit.

But we were there for the band itself.

Colin had our favorite meal there, the fresh swordfish fillet with a tomatillo and pumpkin seed sauce served with a few veggies and jasmine rice.

I tried the panko and cilantro breaded shrimp served with a mango and ginger sauce with veggies and rice.  The shrimp were huge and I could not eat them all.  We both enjoyed our meals.

You may recall that I mentioned this lady who was there both times we went in December.  I spoke to her last night and found out that her name is Peggy ( Colin thinks Penny ) and she is 73, is on her own and goes to Gaia every Saturday evening to dance.  Isn’t that neat?

As danced we noticed this young boy come down to the dance floor from the Machado.  He was a great dancer and latched onto us.  Turns out that they were from Culiacan, his dad is taking the photo, we have to send it and others to them.  He told the child to call us his “Canadian grandmother & Canadian grandfather”.  The family spoke English perfectly.  Contact info was exchanged and we already received an email late last night telling us how the boy ( no idea his name/did we know it? ) was ‘fascinated by us’.  Colin told them about how he goes to Culiacan for the guitar festival in March and now we ( yes me as well ) will be visiting with them in March.  I mean, how can I say no to a visit with my Mexican grandson?  I have many photos but this will do for now.  I can’t recall ever meeting a child so polite.

So does this mean that this is my Mexican son, father to my Mexican grandson?

Here I am with Hugo in the white and Carlos on my left.  Hugo also lives in Culiacan and we will be spending time with him as well in March.  He only comes to Mazatlan once per week and often joins the band.  Carlos is going back to Mexico City to continue his studies but now only in early February.  They are the two that make Los Cryps come alive which is why we went back again last night.

February 17, 2014.  Hugo on my right ( left in the photo ) and Carlos, center with the thumb up.  So just  twelve days shy of five years ago ( when this photo was taken ), I am still in love with these guys.  What a great group.

Back to the peace of the Isla, again about 11:30PM.  Gosh we had so very much fun both Friday night and last night.  I want to live here all the time, I want to live in Kelowna all the time and I certainly want to keep traveling the world full time.

So what has to stop?  Going out so much 😯   When we had the girls we never left the Isla more than one to three times per month.  We are loving our current Mazatlan activities but I am missing my stay at home and relax time here on the Isla 🙄 I guess we shall just have to see how the next month plays out but I am hoping for more time here on our site.  February is going to be my research month for our next trip to Europe, well at least during the day.  We have special friends arriving here on February 1st in their RV 😎


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14 responses so far

14 Responses to “It has to stop”

  1. George Yates says:

    Your new found freedom is nice and your are enjoying it by being out and about. I am sure you eventually come up with a solution for time at home and away.

    • contessa says:

      Yes I think that we will George. All so new for us. Its like we have given ourselves permission to get out there and enjoy life.

  2. Steve says:

    You sound like me, wanting to live in two different places all the time … and the fewer trips from the house when you have dogs. It looks like you and Colin are having a great time. The food looked great and it’s always nice meeting new friends.

  3. Sandie says:

    About the only time we go out anymore is to the doctors and even then we take the dogs along if the weather cooperates. It would be nice to have a little more freedom, but I still want my alone time and a lot of it.

  4. Deb says:

    It looks and sounds as if you are enjoying your ‘going out time’ and when you begin not to do one or either it’s time to change. I’m sure you will figure out the happy medium.

  5. Too much partying! Lol. Maybe both of you needed a winter of partying, but there is still plenty of time left for relaxing too

  6. Maxx Trails says:

    It is great that you are able to enjoy some free time 🙂

  7. Alright! Now you’ll have graduation, university and a wedding to pay for!!! Just kidding! Looks like you had a great evening.

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