Yesterday we did nothing. Didn't even uncover the car all day. Bill fixed breakfast, I posted the blog and fed the birds and that was it.
About 10:00 last night it began to pour and rained till 7:00 this morning. Just getting light enough out to take a picture, lots of water in the campground. But it didn't get as cold last night as it has been getting.
By 8:00 the sun was out and the ground already drying up. Now at 9:30 it is mostly clear sky. Rain should be over.
Because we didn't go any where yesterday to take pictures I thought I'd share some of the pictures I've taken of the food that is available as you walk along the street. This is one from December when we were walking along the area where the divers are. It is lined with food carts. Pancakes, cooked bananas and pigs in a blanket. Wieners with tortilla around them called here - Sachitacos. All kinds of things to add to them. Sweets for the pancakes, salsas, peppers and condiments for the chips and wieners.
Across the street from the Cathedral this man was selling gorditas, fat corn cakes. They can be cut open and jelly, caramel or cream added to them. He was also selling popcorn and something deep fried.
Another day this lady was selling gorditas next to the central market. They are made with corn flour and have a very slight sweet taste to them.
All around the central market there are food carts in the street. Some a mini restaurants with tables and seats. Almost all of them have someone eating at them.
Fresh fruit whole or cut up and put in containers. Also soda pop a big selling item.
This is a candy and nut stand. Bill likes their candied nuts. Each stand is in a certain place daily. Except for holiday or special events. They have to have permits and are even inspected for cleanliness.
More candy and bagged snacks.
He is selling unshelled peanuts.
Here we have bags of marshmallows. You can get them in white, pink or blue or a mixture.
The fresh fruit stand again cut up and in containers or whole. Across the street is the central market you can see the sit down food carts there. Some sell hot food.
More candy, nuts and coconut balls.
He is deep frying pork. In the restaurant behind it you can get breakfast and meals for 49 Pesos - US$2.40. Includes water refills, but does not apply to water to go.
The other day I posted about the raspados pulmonia and the ice cream stand. All of these stands are packed up and taken down at night. Some are push carts that are literally pushed up the street to home. Others are taken completely apart and loaded in to a pick up truck bed. And some are wagons that are pulled by a vehicle or a bicycle. All take a lot of effort to set up and take down. Some have propane for cooking, some have blocks of ice for cooling. Others run off of electricity where available, others have a small generator. We even saw one with cables running from the cars battery to the stand for lighting.
Are you hungry yet? None sell anything like you'd fine at Taco Bell. McDonalds has little stands that sell only soft ice cream cones. As does Thrifty Ice Cream. Remember the ice cream from Thrifty Drugstores from long ago?