Sunday, December 13, 2009

We survived the weekend in Ajijic.


Sunday December 13, 2009
Our plans to maybe go away this weekend did not materialize and after reading the local paper we were very glad that we did not go to Mexico City. Since this was the weekend to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City was expecting an extra 7 million people in the city. Not a good time to visit a city of 14 million (that is the city only, not including the surrounding area). I think there is over 25 million all together.
Friday night in Ajijic was the noisy night, with lots of explosions and loud music and parties at 4 o'clock in the morning. We decided we would head into town on Saturday night to see if anything was happening, but it was pretty much deadsville. Oh well, I guess we missed all the action on Friday night, but I am sure we won't have long to wait until the next party happens!
I can't believe how beautiful the weather has been here. It is absolutely perfect, nice and warm (but not hot) during the day and then cooling off at night to where we need a duvet on. I hope it stays like this for the whole time we are here, you just can't ask for any more.
We will probably go away on Friday this week, first to Mexico City for a couple days, then make our way back towards Ajijic, stopping to see the monarchs. The road trip should take us 5 or 6 days.
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Mexico City would be about an 8 hour drive from here. I will definitely be taking lots of pics. And yes, the hibiscus is in our garden, in the background you can see the poinsettia. We also have a really pretty pink one. Our meals are vegetarian, mostly beans fixed many different ways. We have fresh fruit and yogurt for breakfast, left overs or salad for lunch, and Mexican dishes for dinner. Yesterday I made a pot of chili in the slow cooker and served it with polenta. We have enough left over for several more meals. We also have had enchiladas and tostadoes. We try to stay away from imported foods because they are mucho $$. We have a weekly farmers market in Ajijic on Thursdays, it is less than a 5 minute drive, probably better to walk if it is not too hot outside. It has been so nice having the orange trees in our yard. Every morning we squeeze 4 oranges for juice... ymmmmm... the best way to start the day, even better than that first cup of coffee. So far, the two avocados that have fallen off the tree are not ripe enough to eat, but I will let you know how good they are soon!

3 comments:

Peter and Roma said...

Keep us posted. How far is it to Mexico City? Can you take photos of the surrounds, markets, etc, please? Is the hibiscus in the photo from you garden? What kinds of meals do you prepare there? Is there a market close to where you are?
XO
Roma

Pat Shaughnessy said...

Wow! That is one beautiful flower and photo! Have you eaten the avocado that you picked up? How big are they? Take a pic of the casita and the front of your house.

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