This time, we were planning on leaving last Tuesday. Then it was Wednesday. Then it was today. Now, we’re leaving tomorrow. I guess we’ll see!
One of the reasons we like Puerto Escondido is that we seem to meet the nicest people here. A good example of that was today.
A couple of days ago, I had received an email from blog followers Tracy and Jim, and we made arrangements to get together today. They have a Honda CRV and came over to pick us up around 2:00pm this afternoon. We introduced them to Mary and the family that we are staying with and we all sat out and chatted for an hour.
Views from Tracy and Jim's apartment
Then, they brought us and Whiskey over to their apartment and generously allowed us to use their facilities (hot shower, washer and dryer, fast internet, long distance telephone) as we needed. And we needed! Almost felt like we were in civilization again! Oh, and they have a dog named Pup-pup. Whiskey has a new friend too!
Tracy and Jim are Americans and they live in Puerto Escondido. Their very nice two bedroom apartment is among the more expensive accomodation here, they pay 5500 pesos ($458) a month for rent. There are six apartment units here, and they have access to a shared swimming pool in the courtyard, and a shared rooftop veranda for BBQ’s or entertaining. They’re on the top floor, so their balcony has a bit of a view. It was interesting to see the apartment as an example of what’s available, because we will eventually leave Canada for good. We don’t think we can afford to live there anymore, it is simply too expensive.
Ruth, Tracy, Jim, and Kevin
Afterwards, they took us out for dinner. They knew from reading the blog that we don’t go out very often, so this was a real treat. We went to a fancy spot owned by a young couple who only opened their restaurant recently. They even have a website at http://www.lafuentedelgourmet.com/ but of course it is Spanish only.
We had steak, and mine was melt in your mouth tender. Ruth says she really enjoyed her meal as well. Tracy and Jim have been there before, and once again they weren’t disappointed.
Then, we headed back to the apartment where we had a few too many drinks and proceeded to sleep in their spare bedroom. I was trying to remember the last time we didn’t sleep in the motorhome. Probably last fall sometime.
Anyhow, we really enjoyed our time with Tracy and Jim, and now we have yet another reason to come back to Puerto Escondido!