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... to our west, ½ a km down the hill from us is Lay’s Groceries. This is another chain store, maybe likened to No Frills, and is very Mexican, but in the last few years has added a large number of Gringo signage to their product. It is also, according to Angie, a great place to shop. But, and a there is also a but, my very favorite place to shop for groceries in all of PV is just a walk down the hill from us, and it is the 5 de Diciembre Market.
I stop in the 5 ...
... from our friends that winter there each year. We decided a bird in the hand was better than two in the bush, so we have rented the one in SMA for Feb. We have also decided to rent the one in Ajijic for the month of March if the agent can get the paperwork sorted and the roof on in time.
After Ajijic, we drove to PV, a day early, went to Costco and Walmart and stocked up on all sorts of stuff that one needs for ...
... be as perfect a situation as I imagine it to be, who knows what's next for me. Maybe I won't be coming home. Or, perhaps more realistically, maybe this will lead to a major purchase south of the border, and to this girl becoming one of the youngest snowbirds Alberta has ever known.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
First, I have to get there.
I think I'll have a glass of wine. Maybe if I get the butterflies drunk, they'll calm the hell ...
... flour, or putting less fish on their fish kebabs. Mmmmm, beach bbq-ed fish kebabs!
We saw (and annoyingly, heard!) loads of events take place in town - Halloween, Day of the Dead, the re-enactment of the Mexican Revolution, Voting rallies, Bahia Cultural festival, and some Land-owners' festival with mariachi bands. That's where Anne learned the Mexican jumping dance! The Lees made a feeble attempt. There were times we weren't even sure what we were celebrating but ...
... to carry our luggage to the hotel. The first 5 seconds outside of the car get my shirt and pants soaking wet. The next 5 seconds take care of my passport, phone, and underwear. This is rain like I’ve never seen before... as it turns out, the tail of Hurricane Calvin.
We are inside and I am still slightly knocked out by the intensity of the rain. Mollie, the landlady, brings two towels. I grab one and start wiping my face. "The ...