Saturday, May 31, 2014

Morning Thoughts

It was quite a rainstorm last night. I was busy on my computer and didn't notice that my deck was flooding. Someone came to my door and was standing in about eight inches of water. I had forgotten to take off the cover over my drain out there. I will not do that again! When half your living area is outside, it is necessary to be more vigilant.  But I still love having an outdoor kitchen!

It is grey and overcast out there this morning. Maybe I will take a walk with Chico up to Salvador's for breakfast. I feel hungry for a waffle. I hope we get more sunshine this afternoon. 

The Malecon in Ajijic part 2

The coffee man.

The Malecon in Ajijic

There are a few pelicans at the bottom of this photo.
My friend Loretta.
This girls were selling bread.

Lunch at the Tango restaurant in Ajijic

Fifty five peso special, steak salad.
Fifty five peso special, Salmon salad.
I rarely can get any good photos in the Tango because it is so dark in there. This is all I got. I had lunch with my friends Loretta and Andrea. Andrea told us about  a young man trying to steal her purse a few days ago.

 There is an empty lot on one street not far from El Torito where they hang out and do drugs. Unfortunately, that is the way she walks home and she did not know this information. As she walked by the lot, a man ran out and tried to cut off her purse. But he didn't get it. She chased him away. This spot is well known by the neighbors.

I do not remember the name of the street but it is just one street down from the carretera and one block closer towards town than El Torito. It runs parallel to the carratera. Scary stuff. I am glad she wasn't hurt. He had a knife which he used to cut the strap of her purse. Maybe this is a warning for all empty lots where you can't see inside. Cross over the street and do not walk by them.

The Peanut Man

This man walks around town selling very small bags of roasted peanuts for ten pesos each. I bought one from him just so I could take his photo. I tried to get him to smile but this second photo was the best he could do for a smile. He charges about ten times what I can get my peanuts for at the Weds. market but it was worth the pesos just to get his photo. I bet he has seen a lot of changes here in his lifetime.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Carlos, the handyman

Carlos is fixing my ceiling today. If you need a handyman, call him at 331 519 9786.  He doesn't speak English.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rita Golden Gelman at the Ajijic Wednesday Market

On Sunday I went to Open Circle at the Lake Chapala Society. Rita Golden Gelman, the writer, was the guest lecturer. She wrote Tales of a Female Nomad --Living at large in the World, and several other books. I had read the Tales book several years ago and really enjoyed it. It was the inspiration for me to make my own journey to Mexico. Thank you Rita! Her lecture was as inspiring as her book was to me. Today at the market I saw her shopping with a friend so I asked for her photo. She agreed. So here it is for all you women who admire her as much as I do.
Here is her website:

Ajijic Wednesday Market

The little girl is playing a computer game while being carried on her father's shoulders.
Beautiful handmade marble table for sale.
The berry salesman.
Puppies anyone?
A Bull in a china shop.
The horses are down the street from the market. I love this one.