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Settling In

Ate the buffet breakfast at Ibis Hotel Mazatlan. Checked out of the hotel at 11 a.m. and then killed a couple of  hours walking to the pickleball courts on the north side of town. Nice group of Americans and Canadians there, but it’s probably too far from where our condo is in Centro.  There are pickleball courts closer; we will visit soon to get more info. On the way back, we got our first glimpse of the beach. Our host messaged us on whatsapp to let us know we could come a little early, so we drove south about thirty minutes through heavy traffic to Centro.  Very nice lady who spoke minimal English.  We were able to communicate with my rudimentary Spanish and an ocasional assist from Google Translate.  After getting settled in, I crated Callie and we went for supper at a beachfront restaurant.  Shrimp and Octopus Burrito I had two firsts in this meal. Octopus in a burrito and fries on the side of a burrito. On the way home we stopped at the supermarket for drinking water and breakfas

Early December Update

I had good intentions to finish the Peru posts, but then things came up to postpone those writings.  First, we had company arriving from Julia's side of the family to celebrate Thanksgiving.  That celebration lasted several days before and after Thanksgiving.  One of those guests, who shall not be named (nephew, Zach), left a present for me in the form of a nasty cold and cough.  I'm through most of the symptoms, except for a lingering cough.  But I feel well enough to finish up the Peru posts.  Putting it in writing in this post is accountability to myself to get my butt off the "sick couch" and join the living again. How much mindless tv should a sick person watch?  Never mind with the answer to that question.


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