Last Week in the Yucatan for this season!
05.04.2017 42 °C
As I begin my last week here I wonder what is it that draws me back home. I have to say it is mostly being back with my kids. They really inspire me and I love their company. They have grown up so fast and are leading their own lives but still include Dara and me in so much of it. We are very fortunate to have that and I would not want it any other way! Spending more time here and having them come to visit us here would be great. However, I would still go back to our lovely home in Ottawa. If the snow were all gone right now I might be a little more excited!
I have been coming to Mexico now for 36 years and at times for a few years at a time. It has become a second or even third home for me as I am also very much at home in France.
In the four months here I had not been to El Faro for their Rib Night and there was only the one Tuesday left and Linda was keen but Janet stayed at home. We experienced a lovely view of the sunset photos taken by my friend Ann. Shows you how we never tire of this lovely daily event!
A tooth cleaning was in order before returning as the cost is so much less than back home. By saving money with such things allows us to travel with the difference. LOL
But a trip into Merida just to see the dentist seems like a waste. Off we went early enough to get some shopping done before noon. Buying one bag is never enough as I always think of who might like one as well. But we shall see what I decide. I do want to leave one here and bring one home. Next year my suitcase will be void of clothing and only supplies! Janet was tired and returned home when I went off to my appointment but Linda waited for me so that we could check out the new line of my favourite clothing, Abaca! I couldn't resist buying something.
Sunsets are a daily occurrence yet I still love to take a photo. Seeing these two kids playing on the beach as the sunset brought such delight to the end of the day!
At the end of ones stay here we find ways to finish up the food that we still have but at the same time you would prefer not to cook and just go out to a local place. I invited 7 people to come for a BBQ and have steaks left in our freezer along with a few more from Ian and Sheila. Linda brought her famous pasta salad and Jackie made caramelized onions to top the beautiful steaks on the piggy barbecue. I realized a few days before planning this party that I really didn't need to use up the food I had left I can just bring it on the plane with me to Los Cabos. So that is the plan now. I will just fill my bag with frozen meat and veggies and off I will go on Tuesday to see my parents. (I ended up forgetting some special items I wanted to share with my mom).
I really love going to the fish fry restaurant El Pescado Patrullero in Chicxulub and since Louisette had never been we went off the two of us alone. It was such a nice time sharing a plate of coconut shrimp and a medium fried fish.
Before heading into Merida for one last crack at the Symphony with Jackie and Janet we were entertained over a lovely Sunday breakfast with a show in the water in front of my place. It seemed that there were a few that were handicapped each taking their turn on one of two horses.
Janet and I decided to go into Merida a little earlier to take a look at the walk of flowers. "Camino de Flores" is a floral spread about 100 meters long taking up the full length of the block. The forecast for today was to be 40C and so we thought it best to investigate this as early as we could before the Symphony at noon; afterwards it would be way too hot to walk anywhere! There was overcast and a cool breeze making the 7 block walk not unpleasant and a worthwhile trip. A road paved with flowers at Parque Mejorada; what a beautiful site! They had a walkway elevated above the street so that the view of the lovely flowers and topiaries was unobstructed. This was created to welcome Spring. It is just temporary pots of flowers and plants on the road that will be removed in a weeks time. They also diverted the Bicycle Route to include coming here.
The packing is all done except for the items that are out in the laundry. I wish now that I hadn't bothered to do that as I would feel so much better it if was all done! I ended my stay with a full body massage and a dinner out with Linda and Janet. We went to a cafe that I had not been to yet and was pleasantly surprised. Casa Vieja Cafe was such a lovely little spot that Linda had mentioned opened about 6 months ago but we never managed to go there. We all had enchiladas suiza that were so stuffed with chicken that we ended up sharing a plate and gave the second one for Linda to take home. I guess I could have added it to my suitcase and brought it to my mom's!