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. 

Sunday, November 28, 2021


Almost forgot to post this!

Saturday was another gloomy day. But rather a nice day. Not too hot and a nice breeze. But not a good day for pictures but I took a lot of them any way. We went across the street for breakfast and then went up to Cerritos to see what was going on there. Had to take a picture of these beautiful morning glories. Such a pretty color. Behind them the brush has been cleared out and there is a big parking lot there. 

Don't know why these two fish were just laying here on the scale. I would think they are past their "use by" time. And surprised none of the many cats around hadn't grabbed them. 
Quite a few changes out here since we left in February. One of them being this big new restaurant built out on the sand. Some people are wondering if they had all their permits to build it on the sand so close to ocean. 
Their outdoor eating area. 
Looking the other way. More tables further down. 
Fresh oysters for sale - but none there and no one to sell them. 
Oh! There he is, looking for them. Guess they will be really fresh. He put them in the inner tube that has a mesh net on it when he finds them. 
He has several nets. 
He already had two nets full. 
A cross country tour bus had just stopped and unloaded. The vendors getting ready to meet the tourists. 
Here they come. Some to swim, some to eat and others just to relax. 
The oyster diver is now at the restaurant. They bough both nets full. 
One of the vendors, nope the cat is not for sale. 
Last year last time we were here these steps were all broken up and had to go up and down. Lot of work went into them. They are covered with sand from all the beach traffic. 
Judging by the motor this boat is a working fisherman's boat. It is interesting to watch them come in. It takes several men to lift the boat to get the wheels under it so it can be pulled up to the wall. The boat next to it must still be out fishing. The wheels are waiting. 
Venders getting set up. See the bench, they have all been painted since we were here in Feb. 
Looking way across the little bay to Nuevo Mazatlan. 
The black cat found a piece of fish to eat, the white tried to get it away. Didn't work. 
This little round area has been cleaned up and planted too. 
Waiting for customers. All kinds of tings for sale. 
Colorful dresses. Many years ago they were all hand embroidered, now day all done by machine. I have one like the red one and mine is so old it is hand embroidered. 
Mark, your favorite truck is waiting for you. 
The fresh fruit stand. 
Just a look back at one of the restaurants that has been there for years. The small white table has oysters on it.
Lots of tourist buses. There were five more parked along the street. We were surprised to see how many homes have been built in the area behind them. Were only a couple in the spring.
Back at the RV park. These birds have been flying around the area where we are parked. They all take off at once and fly to a bush, then somethings sets them off again. And away they go to a different tree or the ground. Always the whole bunch of them. Funny to watch. 

Stayed gloomy and not too hot all day. 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Pictures from out and about.

 It rained for a couple of hours last night. Not heavy but steady. Not surprised 'cause it was ugly all day yesterday. So that is why some of the pictures are kind of dark. Just to get out of the RV we jumped in Willie and headed across town. Were stopped for traffic and I took a good look at this building. I just thought it was blue. But see the waves and dolphins on it. Will try to get a decent picture of it one of these days. 


There is a building right next to it that has a new mural on it. But need to be out of the car to get a picture of it. They just finished painting it a week or so ago. 
Lots of work being done on and around Valentino's. So glad would have hated to see the building just crumble away. 
Early in the morning again, not too many people out and about. Not a good picture taking day. One of the rainbow crosswalks in town. 
The sun was trying to come out, never made it all day. 
Rain drops on the windshield. Just enough to make a mess. 
The other rainbow crosswalk in Olas Altas. 
More rain drops. A lot of work going on in Centro on various buildings and homes.  Working on the doors - they are very pretty. 
A home owner outside watering her tree. Last year she had a bunch of poinsettias outside she would water. The tree is in a spiral shape.
City street cleaner. They do an excellent job. 
Why did we drive all the way across town. Well to eat breakfast at La Antigua again. Refer to previous posts for pictures of crepes and restaurant. Some info about the restaurant and how it came about. 
Another older home being worked on. Will have to remember to check on it when we go by again. 
Interesting building and weird statue. 
Main plaza downtown Centro. Starting to put the Christmas decorations up. 
Looks like all the restaurants above the Central Market are open and busy. Good for them. 
Heading back through the Golden Zone. A lot of the older buildings are being torn down. Wonder if they had hurricane damage or if they were just too old to be saved. Lots of newer buildings in the area. Changes the flavor of the city. 
Another one being torn down.
And another one. Many more that I didn't take pictures of. 
We continued out toward Cerritos. Wanted to check out the area across the water from the Rui. We go there a lot to watch the sunsets and talk to the vendors leaving the beach. The other day the water filled the whole lagoon like area. Yesterday very little water in it. And looks like the hurricane did more damage to the concrete walkway.
And then on home. Stayed in the rest of the day. No rain the rest of the day. Weather forecast says rain this afternoon and tomorrow morning.