Once there, we said hello to Alfredo's parents Hermelindo and Silvia
Hermelindo was across the road getting some fresh cocos! He got his machete and quickly made us something to drink. They slice the top off the fresh coco in thin pieces until it breaks through to the milk. Then, you drink it right out of the coconut.
Ruth, Lindsey, and Cameron having some fresh coconut milk.
The girls went into town and did some shopping and went to the dentist. It was a different girl this time, and she said Lindsey didn't need any more work done on that tooth. Strange. Maybe Canadian dentists recommend a cap because it's all about the money? No way, couldn't be that, could it? This consultation didn't cost anything, so perhaps we will get the opinion of another dentist.
When they came back, they brought the makings for sopes! Ruth and Lindsey helped Silvia make them with a couple of different types of cheese and salsa sauce...
They still do most of their cooking outdoors over firewood.
Mmmm....sopes! (Pronounced so-pays)
Ruth and Lindsey having some kind of homemade popsicles for dessert.
And then it was bath time for Nataly and Cameron.
You might notice from the pictures that these people live very simple lives. By Canadian and U.S. standards, they are poor. But, they always have enough to eat and they have a roof over their heads for when it rains. Their accommodation is simple because they don't need heating or insulation or air conditioning. They are quite happy and don't seem to have the materialistic needs that are so prevalent in Canada or the States. Funny though, almost everyone has a cell phone!
We had a fun day spending time with our friends. Today, Alfredo was given the day off work and the use of his uncle's truck, so they are taking us to a beach a half hour south of here.