Thursday, November 15, 2018

Favorite town of El Quelite

Wednesday morning John came over and asked us if we wanted to go to breakfast. Silly question, of course. So we all piled in the car and off we went. Instead of making the turn to go across the street the Jeep went straight ahead - we were going to El Quelite, about 25 miles away for breakfast. We go there a lot and I've written about it many times. And taken so many pictures of it it is hard to photograph something new. But the colors! The people! The restaurant! What else can I say. Here is a post from the first time we visited El Quelite.
The drive there was beautiful, so much green. And the pothole on one of the roads have been fixed.
Guess we are almost there. 
The bougainvilleas that were planted about six years ago really grew over the summer. All colors lining the road into El Quelite. 
There was even water in the river. Many different crops are grown in this area. 
A crew cleaning up the brush and weeds along the sides of the road. All done with machetes. 
The colors of El Quelite. You can't help but feel good and smile when you enter town. 
Daniels Restaurant. Famous for their banana cream pie. 
Willie's parking spot. The building in front of him across the street is over 120 years old and now is a bed and breakfast.
This is where we are going. The front arch has been painted since we were here in the spring. They had just finished building it then. El Meson de Los Laureanos is the official name of the restaurant.
Bill, John and Shirley enjoying their food. Love the whole experience of the restaurant. Colors, food, service and even the animals and birds. 
Chickens all over the place. And, of course, Bill was feeding them.
My breakfast - scrambled eggs with ham and chilaquiles - fried tortilla chips cooked with eggs, salsa, and cheese. Also get if you want them fresh squeezed orange juice, a small bowl of fresh fruit, cheese made in the town and coffee - before the meal. After the meal you get four choices of sweet puddings. 
Bill talking to Dora [on the right] and Marci [on the left.] They were the waitresses who help me clean up years ago when the iguana pooped on my head. Now they always make sure we are sitting under some kind of cover. This time a big umbrella. Here is a link to that post.
A yellow butterfly. Some of the plantings outside the restaurant. 
 One of the rooms in the restaurant. 
 Looking out towards the street from inside. The air conditioners will soon be put away until next summer. Want to ride a horse around town?
 Out front. Don Quixote and a wagon.
The veranda out front. Lots of rockers to rest on. 
 This is the ladies restroom. the faucets turn on using the keys, the water comes out of the horns.
 The men's restroom sinks
 The urinal. No I didn't take the picture Bill did.
 Just riding down the street. 
 A couple of years ago this one block long street was closed to traffic and the center plantings and lights put in. The building on the left was supposed to be turned into a hotel.
 Looking inside, they still have a long way to go to finish it. 
 The same building looking the other way. Sure would be neat if they finished it.
 Just liked the colors. 
 Same with this picture. The colors. 
 Isn't that bougainvillea amazing.
Heading back towards Mazatlan. Lunch break for the clean crew. 
The day continued to be fun with another meal out and seeing old friends. Another blog. 


SandyM said...

Oh the colors, beautiful and all the green, too. A meal there is always fun.

Carol and Bill said...

Always fun to go there

Unknown said...

I’m so glad you have a sense of humor about the iguanas pooping on your head. You are so right this is a beautiful little town.

Carol and Bill said...

after the initial shock it is funny - what are the chances they would score a hit.