Didn't bring the camera this time though. Sometimes you just don't feel like being weighted down with things.
We walk downtown along the beach route. Being a Saturday, it's pretty busy. Also, there's a big fishing tournament going on this weekend and they've got a stage setup and there's a lot going on. Made it to the bank, and got some cash. The Canadian - Mexican exchange rate seems to be holding up not bad, although it is slightly worse than when we were in Mexico last March. It's the Canadian - American exchange rate that isn't holding up well for us. Nothing we can do about it except spend less money when we make it to the States!
Next up was a stop at the hairdressers. Ruth says she hasn't had her hair cut since last March and it was getting quite long. So she spent 100 pesos ($8.50) for a haircut and to get her eyebrows shaped. The girl wasn't busy and so it was right into the chair and got the job done.
Then, we walked to the grocery store and picked up a few things. Deal of the day? A bottle of rum for only 67 pesos ($5.70). Oh, and a couple of grapefruits for 3.5 pesos (30 cents) each.
Kevin, happy with the rum!
Ruth, happy with her haircut!
Took the collectivo back to the apartment.
Later in the afternoon, we were invited to Alfredo's bother's house for dinner. Raphael, his wife Maluisa and their 4 year old daughter Alondra don't speak any English, so we did quite well having 3 hours worth of discussion with them about various topics. Had to keep the Spanish - English dictionary handy though!
Raphael has a very cool homemade BBQ...
Love it. Maluisa's brother made it. All you need is a 45 gallon drum, some concrete rebar, and some welding skills!
Trap door at the bottom to empty the ashes out.
But they weren't BBQ'ing today. Maluisa was making a huge chicken veggie stir fry...
Maluisa in her kitchen.
Lots of veggies on the go.
We were stuffed! And, it was a good time and we enjoyed their company and the Spanish conversation. Plus, it turned out that they live only a few blocks away so we walked there and back.
Today is Sunday. Family day in Mexico...so we're headed back to La Barra to spend the day with our Mexican friends.