2 February 2010
All across Mexico the rain, hail, thunder and lightning has made its mark and here at Pátzcuaro it’s proved no different. Now coming from Seattle I should be used to rain, but when it comes down so hard and for so long, and since we’re travelers and wanting to see as much of this wonderful area as we can, we’d like to see it STOP!!!
Even while we were traveling through Europe we had days where the weather just wanted to “dictate” our agenda. At times we succumbed and stayed bundled up in the VW van, AND we’ve found that we have chosen to do the same here in our Minnie Winnie. Well you can only do that for sooo long and you’ve got to bust out. That’s what we did yesterday. The tug of getting out of our 160 sq.ft enclosure and with the rain becoming more of a sprinkle, we layered our clothes, dug out the umbrella, and headed into Pátzcuaro. We knew we didn’t want to walk the 20-30 minutes into town so we opted to hail a “combi”. For $5 pesos each we were driven almost door to door and it only took 10 minutes. Just to remind you what a combi is, it’s a Toyota or similar VW van that has been made into a short delivery bus system that carries up to 12 sitting and as many as 15 with those standing. For our trip we joined 5 others so it was very comfortable. During the drive there were two ladies that were holding a conversation about their family and Louise was having (and feeling guilty) a good time trying her Spanish listening ability. Well by the time we got out of our coach and arrived at the “chica” plaza it was either another coffee break or minutes early for lunch…lunch won out. The only reason that I am writing about this is for what I had chosen from the menu. Sorry I can’t remember what it was called, but…scrambled eggs, peppers, whole but very tiny fish (the length about 1 ¼”) all scrambled together in a Verde sauce.