Edit Blog Post
Published: April 15th 2019
Rose, even more beautiful than before.
We are house/pet sitting in (or near) Lake Chapala, JAL, Mexico. So the cleaning gal is coming this morning so I jump out of bed and into the shower. So far, so good. Reach for the towel and, hmmmmmm, what is that burning sensation on the left side of my belly? I was at least bright enough to move the towel away and give it a good shake. Although I did not see it at the time, when I told Rose about it she looks on the counter top by the sink and there is the largest scorpion we have seen so far. We immediately sent him to scorpion heaven (or preferably hell). You are probably aware that scorpion stings are not pleasant but I am here to tell you, these little bastards HURT. Not only the immediate sting, but the place this dude nailed me feels like someone punched me in the ribs. I'm just happy I did not have an allergic reaction.
The cleaning gal showed up and we gave her her "sueldos" and a few instructions and took off for the Lake Chapala Society (LCS). The society is an organization of mostly expats and they
have all sorts of activities and support things like medical screenings going on. We were thinking about joining and going on the Guadalajara Costco trip this Wednesday, but decided against it. We had a nice smoothie and some toast and homemade preserves at the little cafe they have on the grounds there. LCS has about a city block and it is in a garden like setting, very relaxing.
Rose decided to get her hair done so we located a little salon (Edith's) in Ajijic. It turned out quite nicely and she got it cut shorter for the warmer weather. We went from there to the Tepetate Pian Thai Restaurant. We had very high expectations that were not met. I mean, the food was good but it did not blow our dress up. I thought it was a bit pricey for lunch. We had been warned previously that restaurants in the Ajijic area (Gringolandia) were expensive. Hey! At least we have leftovers for supper! I guess I should mention, since Edith's Salon did not offer free margaritas for the husband I took a walk down to the malecón (mah leh CONE) (like a boardwalk, only no boards) and hung around
Drinks, candies and more! For sale by the malecon.
taking pictures of the Voladores, a group of indigenous men who climb a high pole, winding ropes around in such a fashion that they spin head first to the ground. I will try to edit and post a video, maybe on YouTube with a link from here.
Rose is becoming quite the accomplished Mexican driver. We did our first trip without Google Maps today. "Topes" (TOE pays) are speed bumps that are all but invisible. One has to KNOW where they are hidden. Sometimes, there are signs to warn you, but they also have another trick in that they put a tope sign but no tope. So you come to a screeching halt trying to prevent your oil pan from being crushed, and no tope. Getting used to the Mexican way of driving is just something that has to be done, just like anywhere else.
By the way, it is almost twelve hours later and the sting STILL feels like a cross between a bellyache and a punch in the ribs.
Tot: 0.033s; Tpl: 0.015s; cc: 11; qc: 28; dbt: 0.0053s; 1; m:saturn w:www (126.96.36.199); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb