Saturday, February 29, 2020

This years last trip to Centro - probably.

Our friend Mark left for Canada today so yesterday we made what is also probably our last trip to Centro. But before I get into that. Look at our hibiscus 
One flower is more yellow the other one a bright orange. 
This was yesterday - this is the pink one. 
Today it bloomed. 
I din't know these plants bloomed. Nice surprise.
So as I said we went towards Centro. Some of the Carnaval arches being removed.
We went up to see if the trolly up to the Observatory was working yet. It wasn't.
So we headed towards La Antigua for breakfast. Bill had the car valet parked and in we went. Got to sit in the patio this time. One of the decorations in the patio.
The pretty little fountain with its frogs. 
Ordered our crepes for breakfast. Mark and I had the crepe with cream cheese, carmal sauce, bananas and whipped cream. 
Bill had scrambled eggs, ham and gouda cheese - He also got one of the banana ones.
Some more of the patio decorations. 
The beautiful tile and wood fireplace in the main dining room. 
Picked up the car and headed to parking lot in Centro. Noticed this interest decor at a restaurant in Olas Alta. 
Several of the streets are still closed off with Carnaval facilities. So he took Angel Flores to get downtown. 
He stopped so Mark and I could get out of the car and take a picture of the famous and colorful homes.
Aren't these pretty. On the side of the corner house. 
The street bordering the Central Market looks so strange without the vendor carts on them. 
Cause we were there we got a few vegetables there instead of going to a supermarket. 
The vendor carts are only block over in all directions. 
Didn't plan on this, Bill is heading to the wonderful bakery. No cinnamon rolls though, they were in the oven.
Well they have torn up more roads around here. We were at the Gran Plaza Mall putting data on the Telcel MiFi for when  we start home. So we ended up on the detour trying to get home.The orange area. I probably wouldn't have been too bad but the top of the orange line goes right past two schools and all the Mommies were trying to get their cars there to pick up the children.What a mess! EVERY car was going a different direction on a narrow two lane road. Once we were on the yellow part it wasn't too bad. North and South bound traffic on the north bound lanes. Glad we are leaving soon. And hope it is done before we get back here in the fall.

The southbound lanes are torn up the whole distance of the yellow line.
Only good thing was we finally went right by this building so I got a few good pictures of it. 
From the back to the front of the building. 
All sorts of things in the mural. Amazing mind to work it out. 

Made it home the rest of the way with no problems. Last night we went out to dinner with Mark, to wish him good trip home.We will be on the road in five days. We will stay busy until then. 
Well there are now a couple of cases of coronavirus here in Mexico but not in Mazatlan. People who had been traveling. 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Enjoying El Quelite before we head home.

It was a beautiful day so why not go to El Quelite for breakfast. Always a pleasant drive out there. so many fields with new growth crops and new orchards
The road construction from the free road to El Quelite is complete. Including new entrance to highway. Many of the bougainvilleas that remain along the road are growing and blooming like crazy.
Of course we stopped for breakfast at El Mason de los Laureanos..  I was wandering around while Mark and Bill were conversing.
I always find something new to take a picture of while there. 
 I finally got this flower's color to show up pretty close to right.
 Some music to listen to.
 Lots and lots of venders on the street.

Nice relaxing place to be. 
Just the flowers. Every where you look. 
What color should we out here? and here? and over there? I love it!
Yellow and pink in the front, blue on the side. A couple of the plants that used to be next to the road. 
The house needs some TLC. Wonder how  much it would sell for?

Looking in through one of the windows. What a shame. 
I never notice the pretty street signs before. Always find something new to me when here. 

The shop and hotel. The rooms are upstairs in the back.
A lot of color up there too.

A glass wall decoration for sale. The colors change with the light.
Excuse me - coming through. Sharing the road.
I just like the colors here. The flowers across the road are colorful too.
I think she has been waiting too long.
Mark and his new friend. She looks a little stiff.
Another old building with a store in it across the street.
It is a leather shop. Have a lot of saddles in there.
The building is about 150-70 years old. The original ceiling under the front overhang.
The beams are all hand cut.
Look at those old hand hewn beams. 
The front edge of the roof.
Check out the size of the cacti on the roof of this house. There is even a napoli there. Never seen one of them on a roof before.
The same pink house. The back part is lived in. We were walking towards the tree in the wall.
The hand made bricks in a building across the street. They are all different sizes.
Just after my mishap, walking back towards the restaurant. Such a pretty house with all the plants around it.

Out of the restuarant and over to the Plaza to listen to the band. He was enjoying the music too.
And then we came home. You always leave El Quelite with a smile on your face and a happy heart. Probably our last time there this year.