Monday, January 15, 2018

My morning at the hot springs pool

I arrived at the pool this morning at ten forty five. It was cold. The workers were walking around in their jackets, scarves and hats but the water was hot. Nice. I love having the pool to myself. I feel like I am a millionaire, without all the problems of maintaining a pool. Just swim, rest and go home. 

It is rarely empty here. I guess the cold air kept everyone away but look at the next photo. I took it after doing my laps. I swim for an hour. 

The pool at eleven forty five. The temperature of the air can go up by ten degrees between ten forty five and eleven forty five. But it was still cool in the shade. Because we are at about five thousand feet above sea level, the air is thin and that makes a big difference between being in the sun or the shade. Maybe that is also why the temperature rises so quickly. If you want to do laps, best to get there early, before the crowds arrive. The price of admission just went up.  It goes up twenty pesos at the beginning of every year. Now it is 280 pesos for an adult and 140 pesos for a child. It is not cheap, especially for big families. I guess that is why they have an ATM machine at the entrance and one inside. 

Lunch with a friend at Min Wah restaurant in Ajijic

We shared War Won Ton Soup.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Chico walk around the plaza and home

Another sunny Sunday afternoon at the Ajijic Plaza

Another Sunday afternoon at the Ajijic Plaza.

We are in the Black and White coffee shop in the plaza.

I wanted a piece of cheese cake after my morning frustration with the insulting e mail that was sent to me. I shouldn't have let it bother me, but it did. 
The cheese cake helped.

Another sculpture show.

Strange e mail about my blog

This morning I received one of the strangest e mails I have ever received about my blog. I am writing it next, word for word. Bad punctuation and misspellings and all.

Hi Patricia,
I'm a producer for a studio in Guadalajara, we are going to film a documentary in Chapala and Ajijic, the days of 8,9,10 and 12 of January, I read your blog And I wonder if there is a male blogger that can help us with the Documentary. We pretend to pay the people that can help us bit We need a male. I don't know if you know someone interested in This.

So that is word for word what I received in my e mail today. I don't have words to express my reaction to it. I wrote back to her asking why she needed a male and she said her client wants a male.   WHY?  I have no idea. I don't know any MALE BLOGGERS here. Actually I don't know ANY BLOGGERS here. And why would she insult me by asking me to recommend a man to do a job that I am perfectly qualified to do? And what does this phrase mean? WE PRETEND TO PAY PEOPLE THAT CAN HELP US.......   ?????

I wonder where PRETEND money can be spent? At a pretend Ajijic?  Maybe I should have pretended to have been flattered that she asked me for help....  It was such open discrimination with no rational explanation for it and then the expectation that I would gladly help that I  am speechless.....

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Cemetery in San Antonio

I visited the cemetery in San Antonio yesterday with a friend. Here are some photos of it. All of the wreaths and artificial flowers still looked good from the Day of the Dead celebration.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Part 2 of my favorite photos from 2017

The photo above was taken by Alex.

Above is one of the contestants at the rebozo parade.

Wednesday Market.
Grapes at the Weds. Market.

The apartment building around the corner from my place.
Revolution day parade.
The rebozo parade.
Wednesday market.
Pony rides at the Chapala Malecon

The photos are of low quality because of having to use few pixels but the memories I have of taking them are of very high quality. I LOVE LIVING IN MEXICO.....