Yesterday, Barb was going into town to run some errands. And, Saturday is market day in Valle de Juarez, and we like shopping for fruits and vegetables at the market so when she asked if we wanted to join her we quickly said "yes".
Ruth sitting at the pretty town square (El Centro) in Valle de Juarez
Thee guys were selling baby chickens and baby ducks.
They had some bright colored ones too!
We bought all of this for 41 pesos ($3.20)!
When you go to the market in Mexico, you get the freshest fruits and veggies at the best price. It's also a fun experience with the vendors inviting you to try their produce, handing you an apple or an orange or a strawberry so that you know how good it is before you buy. That's the way the markets should be, but for some reason the typical market in Canada has become an "artsy-fartsy" event (for lack of a more descriptive term) and more expensive than other places, with some vendors thinking they can charge more with advertisements for supposedly "organic" or "local" produce. We love going to the markets in Mexico!
The Malecon in Valle de Juarez. "Malecon" is a Spanish term for an esplanade, or walkway along the waterfront.
Then we went and visited Pedro, the guy who sells potted plants, bushes, and trees. We wanted what they call a Bottle Brush tree for Whiskey's gravesite, but he didn't have any with him so ordered one and we will return next Saturday to pick it up.
In the afternoon, one of Barb's neighbours from town came over and we had language lessons. Luce is learning English, and Barb suggested we sit with them and combine some some Spanish lessons for us at the same time. Luce is going to return here every day for lessons and we can practice each other's language together. Barb is a good teacher and is the only one of us who speaks both languages!
Ruth, Barb, and Luce having language lessons.
I have just published a special blog page about Whiskey. You can view it here.