On the road to Sahuayo...
We needed to stock up on a few things that aren't as readily available in the small town nearest to us. Also, Sahuayo has their weekly market on Friday's, and it's interesting just to wander around there. It's a really busy place though, and so we found a parking spot near the main highway and walked up to the central area. The market is really interesting, but we didn't want to look like tourists so we didn't even take the camera out!
Even then, we stand out like a sore thumb. It's not a touristy place, and it is likely that we are the only gringos in town on any given day! We had three different people try and talk to us in English. Some of the locals have at one point lived or worked in the U.S., and they don't get to use their English very often.
Anyhow, we did get a couple of things at the Sahuayo market even though we like to get the majority of our fruits and veggies at the market in the local town this morning.
Three cups of huge blackberries cost 20 pesos ($1.60) but the real deal was the delicious fresh strawberries at 7 pesos (56 cents)!!
Then we went to the Bodega Aurrera and did a big grocery shop. We also stocked up on things like toilet paper and other household supplies. Ended up spending almost 1,200 pesos ($96.00) there! But there were some deals to be had...I bought a bottle of VAT 69 scotch. This is one of the better blended scotches out there and a bottle normally sells in Canada for about $30. I've never bought it in Mexico because there's usually something cheaper, but this time they had it for an unbelievable 99 pesos ($7.92)!! It tastes even better at that price!
These guys were finishing a hard days work. Can you see the dog?
Sal came over and offered us a couple of "chayotes" to cook up for dinner. These are actually a fruit, but are cooked like a potato. They're actually a variety of squash. Very little flavour, similar to a cucumber.
Dinner. I was doing chicken on the grill anyhow, so we did the choyotes on the grill too. They were okay, but I think I like potato better!