Thursday, December 2, 2021

December Already

I think it was Tuesday night we went across the street to have dinner again. Kind of a strange sunset. really dark heavy clouds to the north, but a break in the clouds to the south. A couple of guys out fishing. 

A little more color as it went on. The breaking waves really show up. 

Can hardly believe it is December already...where did the year go. We left Mexico in February - Got home to Vegas beginning of March and then spent just about all of the summer doing nothing but going out for groceries. Long, long summer. So we left home early this year, in October. At least here we get out and about. 
They are building custom homes on the south side of the RV park. Looks like a big one. Probably only one story high. But the workers tend to walk on the Parks wall off and on. We can hear them talking and laughing. 
Stayed home all day yesterday so out and about this morning. Looks like an under ground parking garage at the new building where Dairy Queen used to be. 
And they are already landscaping it. Must be pretty close to being done. Only four years. 
We are creatures of habit - especially about breakfast. To La Antigua again. I had something different this time. Waffle with cream cheese and caramel topped with cooked apple slices and cinnamon. I was surprised the apples were cold - on purpose - refrigerator cold. Also scraped some of the cinnamon off. It was good but think I'll stick to crepes. I had the third one down, Barcelona - check out the one below it. Bailey's ... And further down Dublin...ice cream...
My half waffle. Glad I got a half order instead of whole one. 
Done eating. Like the trim on this house. Something different. 
The house we've been watching being restored...Oh my goodness - they are starting to paint it...Never thought they would paint it this color. 
I wonder what color the trim will be.
Notice how high the house is set above the sidewalk. And the curbs are high too. There has been lots of street flooding in this area in the past. 
This place is getting two more stories added on. Will have to keep watching it for progress. 
Not sure I'd want to be climbing that ladder. When the first guy got up the one holding the ladder went up too. No idea why as we were driving on by. 
This apartment building could use some TLC. 
Good news about Bill's watches. He picked up most of them today and the old hard to fix one will be ready in a week. It is his favorite!! watch so he'll be glad to get it back working.
Glad to see this building is being worked on. It is one of my favorite buildings. Just hope they pick different colors. 
This is that building too. Some work going on around the big door. 
Even more work being done. Looks like all these will be repainted. 
One of the divers waiting for tourists.

This has been repainted. Looks really good. I wonder if the fountains are on at night. If so they used to be lighted with different colors. 

It is hard to get a really good picture of this. Seems like the sun is always in the wrong place. 
Will stop here for today. Stopped and dropped off our laundry before coming home. Also talked to mechanic who is going to put an alarm on the RV Saturday. Nothing like locking the barn after the horse has been stolen. No other plans for doing anything. But who knows...

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Road trip to Malpica

Forgot to post yesterday, took a long nap in the afternoon. Reading a good book. 

Took a short road trip to Malpica yesterday morning. Took the toll road part of the way. How would you like this job? Painting the rumble strips on a highway with lots of traffic. They are just painting the white parts. 

I forgot to take a picture of the arch going into Malpica. Shame on me. So here we are just past the arch heading into town. 
Some of the colorful home in Malpica. 
Bill calls this a "mother in law" paint job. Only paint what she will see when she comes to visit. 
More homes. 
More and more homes are getting air conditioning through the years. 
This paint job looks brand new.
The bakery. Looks like house next door is getting a second floor. The bread was almost ready to come out of the oven. 
So we went across the street to visit Jorge the tile maker. Some of his tiles. In the last couple of years Jorge has had some serious health problems so he doesn't make these big tiles any more. 
Mostly makes these smaller round ones. They sure come in handy to put hot pots on for dinner., 
Putting the colors on the form to make a round tile. 
Putting the white marble slurry on top of the color dots.
Didn't get a picture of him using a pencil eraser to swirl the colors to make the design. Now it is in the form to be pressed. 
The finished tile. It has to dry out before it can be bought. In previous years I've written a lot about Jorge and posted several videos of him making the times. Just search Malpica if you want to see more. 
Back over to the bakery. Because of Covid no one can go into the bakery any more. The  baked goods are brought to the door and you choose what you want. Again search Malpica in the search bar on the side of the bog and you will learn a lot more about this bakery. Interesting pictures from when we could go inside. 
The baker and his wife. Click here for a link to one of the older blogs. (We go in the bakery and there are more pictures of the tile making. Makes me feel kind of sad to see the difference between then and now.)
There used to be an old abandoned house here. Guess they finally tore it down and now building a new home. 
The plaza in front of the church is being remodeled and the old Gazebo is gone and looks like a new one is being built. The church is also being remodeled inside. New ceiling fans. A work in progress. The outside looks like it is being readied for a new paint job too.
Mural of history of area on the outside of the community building. 
The beautiful pink trees are blooming again this year. 
Another cloudy day yesterday. Took a long nap and then went across street to have dinner. Very, very muggy out. 

Monday, November 29, 2021

A bit of this a bit of that

Well the gloom is finally gone. This morning the sun is bright and only a few clouds in the sky. So of course we had to go out for a drive that ended up with breakfast. Supposed to be nice for a while now. With humidity during the day below 60%.

Some time I wonder why? About all kinds of things? Like when there are 25 open pull-thourghs in an RV park - why would someone pull in right next to another RV . Then sit outside and talk for a couple of hours on their phone? And then when they leave why do they start their rumbling RV and not move it for  a 1/2 hour? Mean while flooding the guy next door with exhaust? Why?

So yesterday afternoon I decided I wasn't going to cook so we headed across the street, again, to have an early dinner. This is the table we like. Inside but next to two open windows. Because we go early we are gone by the regular dinner time.

Leaving the restaurant yesterday late afternoon. The sky was like this all day so it is usually available. 
So our drive this morning. A new building that is almost ready for move ins. I don't think I could go up this stair case even with the glass sides. Just looking at it my knees get weak. It is sure pretty though. If you buy one of the condos it comes with the use of a Yacht!
Just a building along the street. 
Something is finally going on in the old Mar Rosa RV park. It has just been sitting empty for several years. They are digging big holes and making big piles of dirt. Also poking holes in the outside walls. 
I was watching them finish painting this as we've gone by. It looks done now but it is hard to get a picture of. I wonder who gets a good view of it. The building next door maybe?
Looks like a lot of progress has been made on this structure. It is where the old Dairy Queen strip mall used to be. 
What difference a few miles makes. I prefer Centro myself. Such interesting buildings. 
Oh gosh, look where we ended up! La Antigua for breakfast again. The tile around our seat. 
Bill had a ham, cheese and egg crepe, I had the banana walnut one so we divided them this morning. Each of us having a half. 
Here are only a couple of pages from their menu. Bill had the Polonesa.
I had the Estrasburgo. Lots of different combination available of every thing. 
On our way again. Colors, cables and cobblestones
Work continues on this old home. Can't wait until it is done. 

This car has been parked behind this gate for years. It has been turned into a garden with all the potted plants on the roof. 
A sign at one of the bus tops. Just liked it. Been trying to get a good picture of one for a couple of weeks. Finally. Almost looks 3-D
Almost back to the RV. This building has been like this for a few years. Every once in a while they work on it for a couple of months, then it sits with nothing being done for ...
I mentioned that the thieves took our blanket. Well for a while it has been pretty cool at night here. Just the sheet isn't warm enough and the quilt as heavy as it is is too warm. So we thought lets buy a light weight blanket. Except we couldn't find any here. So Bill ordered one from Amazon about five days ago. It just got delivered. That was quick. But now it is not getting cold at night, in fact it is warm...Oh well we will have it when we need it. 
Somehow either I forgot to buy one of my over the counter pills or they are sitting at home some where. They are the ones that control my hives! So need them. Went to pharmacy yes they have them - 600 pesos for 15! That is US$27 for 15 pills I take two a day. WOW - but then she said they had the generic. Got almost 3 months worth for the same price. About the same as I pay in the US. 
I think I am going to cook tonight...
Can't believe it is almost December already.