Sunday, January 12, 2014
Morning Thoughts-- Visiting the local casino
We are still having some cold and overcast days. I have to keep reminding myself that much of the weather north of the border is worse than here. I could be in Portland, stuck in the house because of the cold. At least we have sunny days mixed in with the overcast ones.
Over the week end, my friends and I discovered the restaurant at the local casino. We ate there once on Friday, twice on Saturday and most likely again today. Maybe twice today. They have two for one meals on weekends. They are delicious and only cost around 80 pesos. Great salads. Huge hamburgers and last night we had chicken in a tomato sauce.
Saturday nights are very busy. Almost all the slot machines are occupied but very few people take advantage of their restaurant. A great band came in and played around seven thirty. Four young Mexican men. Three electric guitar players and one drummer. I enjoyed listening to something other than American oldies.
There was no cover charge and they didn't hassle us to buy drinks. It was just the opposite. We ordered drinks and the waiter forgot. He walked by about twenty minutes later and said, Just a minute. Then ten minutes later, we realized he had forgotten again. Finally he brought our drinks and popcorn and peanuts.
The waiter knew our names after our third visit. I was surprised that I would enjoy the casino so much. It is nice to have an indoor place to go when it is cold outside. Since my son is a musician, I know how hard it is for young musicians to break into the club scene. Several of the nice restaurants in town only hire the older American musicians and it is difficult for the young Mexicans to get gigs. We were the only ones paying attention to them. Everyone else was glued to the slot machines. They didn't seem to mind. They were in their own world. The music world. If you live here and haven't checked out the casino, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.