Donkeys are such gentle creatures, and we think this one has probably had a pretty hard life. The last owner used him to carry kids around the neighbourhood for a couple of pesos per ride. Now he can have a good life just eating grass and wandering around the property during the summer rainy season. No idea how old he is, but donkeys can live upwards of 35 years. Sal paid 800 pesos ($60) for the donkey.
Sal and Barb with Don Quixote (Donkey Hotay!)
Then, we went into town with fellow campers Brian and Sue . They have a tow vehicle with them, so they gave us a lift to the market. The Saturday market is the best place to buy fruit and veggies!
How much would all of this cost where you live?? We paid 120 pesos ($9.36)!
Sal's mother and sister came over as they were showing the ladies how to make some special Mexican Christmas food. They made sope (pronounced "SOH-peh") for lunch. They were delicious!
A sope...delicious. I ate three of them!
After lunch, I cleaned the left side of the motorhome. It was getting pretty grungy and I'll have to do some polishing today. While I was doing that, Ruth was helping the ladies make tamales for dinner.
Juana is mixing the ground corn with the ingredients for the tamales.
Spreading the corn mixture onto the soaked corn husks.
What it looks like with the mixture spread.
Adding the pork filling to the mixture.
Folding the husks.
The pork and chili filling mixture.
In the pot, and ready for steaming.
The cooked tamale, ready for opening.
The finished product...delicious!
This afternoon, everybody at the campground has been invited to a fiesta celebrating the christening of two local babies...should be another fun day!