14.04.2014 35 °C
I am collecting memories of warmth and sunshine to get me through what is left of the winter.
Janet (Andrea's cousin) and I were walking back home from Chicxulub one hot and sunny day....when we turned down the side road to get to the beach we spied a horse where we normally only see fishing boats. On reaching the beach we discovered two horses standing waiting patiently for their riders who were cooling off in the ocean...it was about 37 degrees....what great beach treasures!
Not sure if this has been posted before, but this is part of a small display in Chicxulub town square that explains what happened when the Chicxulub area was hit by an enormous meteor forming the Chicxulub crater and causing the destruction of dinosaurs on earth.
One morning we tried an old traditional restaurant in Progreso for breakfast... The eggs Motoleño were impressive as were the old windows of the restaurant.
I just have to include a picture of our new favorite drink...made by Dos Equis, it's called a "Radler". It's a mixture of citrus juices and beer...and the best part....it's only 2 percent beer, so very refreshing on a hot day!
The fair is in Chicxulub for the two weeks of Semana Santa (Easter), and our Canadian neighbours always go to have turkey soup at Carolina's in the square, followed by a session of bumper cars....so we decided to join them. Sharon, the expat Canadian who organizes the food bank and other programs, invited the members of the "conversation class" to join in the dinner and fun. Maria, a woman from Chiapas who sells her hand embroidered blouses on the malecon in Progreso (yes...I have a number of her tops!), and three of her children came. It was nice to be able to chat with them outside of the normal "circumstances" and to meet her children.
This adorable little one was at Carolina's in the square "helping" her mum...she was pretending to write out the bills and handing change to Andrea, who then handed it back to her mum behind her back.
The group had a blast on the bumper cars while I held numerous cameras and snapped photos...it's amazing how seemingly quiet people can turn into whirling dervishes bent on a search and destroy mission when seated in one of the cars!
We finished out the week by discovering a great little coffee shop in Progreso where we sampled Red Velvet hot chocolate, a breakfast at the Naval Base in Progreso, a BBQ at a friends and dinner at Rue 21 in Chicxulub, which had just opened for Easter...fantastic gourmet food!
It's time to pack things up, hop on the coach to Cancun and say adiós to Mexico for this winter...here is the view from the home that I have rented for Andy and myself next year. He will be able to finish up his dental implants and then enjoy the warmth and sun....oh, yes...we have three bedrooms if anyone will be in the area! Lots to explore...colonial cities, cenotes and Mayan ruins are just a start!!