Our daughter Lindsey, near Mont Saint Saveur, Quebec, Canada. Photo taken by Ruth October 25 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Barra de Colotopec (day 2)

Yesterday we just lazed around. We are beside the Colotopec River and so Ruth and Lindsey took Cameron down to the river to cool off. The locals from the mountains come down to this spot on weekends and lie in the river all day long.

When we first arrived here three years ago, we were able to park Sherman right beside the river. But every year, the river changes course a little bit, and now that spot isn't so nice.

This picture was actually taken 3 years ago, but I put it up just to show you how the locals enjoy the river, usually with all of their clothes on!

Lindsey, Cameron, and Ruth cooling off the way the locals do.

Lindsey, Cameron, and the highway 200 bridge over the Rio Colotopec.

Now, you're all waiting for the verdict on the papaya. Well, papaya is not our favorite fruit to begin with. It's not overly sweet, and has a distinctive flavor. Now, whether or no this "draining" of the acid from the skin makes any difference or not is tough to tell, but it is logical that it should. On further discussion, Alfredo says that if you don't do this, you will notice that the corners of your mouth become sore because that's where the acid has the most effect. Does it affect the flavor? We're not sure. I think papaya is best eaten as part of a fruit salad with pineapple and cantaloupe or something like that.


  1. your days just keep getting better!!!!

  2. A nice refreshing spot by the river to cool down, another great day in Mexico.

  3. Looks like great fun - cute pic of Cameron and his mommy!
    Connie in PA

  4. Papaya can be sweet. I think it is eaten too soon here in Mexico.

  5. My grandmother always used to put papaya into her fruit salads and I have to say also not my favourite fruit...


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