12 January 2010 They tell us “this is not the norm”… It rained again last night and is sprinkling now (2pm). The skies are high clouds and the forecast for tomorrow and Thursday is clear and 85. I guess we can put up with it. I’ve got to introduce you to our next door neighbor: His name is Jefe (the Boss) and he is 2 1/2 months old. He is a “rescue dog” and has found a new home….Say Hola, Jefe…
This morning Louise and I took a long walk around town by using the back roads. Mexico is amazing and predictable as well. Predictable in that you will always find the little “market” or grocery store and you will always find the little “restaurant” on every other block. Sometimes the grocery store is no more than a little casa (home) with the front window taken out and the living room walls are covered with goods for sale through that window. Other times it is a stand-alone 20x20 building with one or two aisles to choose your items from. The restaurants are somewhat the same… a couple of tables set up in front of their home and the family is all set to serve the daily special (most often a beef taco). This afternoon we came upon a small bakery (Panaderia). We have used Panaderia’s in the past but this one was very different. First off, you had to pass through a little doorway that looked more like you’re going into a private house.
After you pass through the door and into a dark little room you are asked to pass into a second room.
Inside that room we found an old gas fired brick oven.
This was stuffed with dough baking to perfection. Wire racks lined the walls that were being filled with lots of wondrous pastries and breads. You know I’ve found heaven… Speaking of heaven, I quickly disrobed after getting back to the coach, put on my swimming suit and ran down the bank for a very long float in the amazing water of San Patricio. Yep, it’s a little “sticky” but a minute two or three in the bay and your feeling on top of the world.