Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tuesday in Ajijic (pronounced Ah-he-heek)
Hello again! Today has been a fun and fruitful day and it's not even over yet! Started out the day with fresh squeezed orange juice, a bowl of bananas, papaya, canteloupe and mango, an omelet and homemade biscuits, full of blueberries and raspberries -- can you say YUMMY?????? I have pictures of the b&b where I am staying. The first shows where my room is -- on the left at the end of the pathway. (You can see the mountains in the background.)The lobby is covered but not totally enclosed. There are some rooms downstairs and then there's a staircase to the upper floor where rooms are just built onto the roof of the building.
I went out withe a lady who manages rental properties and looked at three different places and I think that I have found the one I want to rent for the next 2 1/2 months. The seconds picture is a side view of the house (it's on a corner lot) and you can see the covered mirador (an open-air living space on the roof of the house). The mirador is accessed from inside the house (some only have access from the outside). The living/dining/kitchen area is one open space; kitchen is nicely furnished with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils, etc. And it has a dishwasher (I'd say that the majority of places here don't have that very necessary piece of equipment!)
Had lunch at a neat little place called 60's in Paradise. Decorated with vinyl lps, pictures of Elvis, Jimmy Dean, Marilyn, etc. Of course, 50's and 60's music plays in the background and the speciality of the house is malts & hamburgers! When they bring you your check, it is attached to a vinyl record (a 45)! I met a really fun couple who invited me to have supper with them tonight at "The Hole in the Wall", and I understand that the name describes the place quite accurately but the food is fabulous! This couple has been living here since July of this year and she enjoys books set in Natchez, Mississippi (my hometown) and especially those of Greg Iles (who also grew up there). She would get along well with my daughter who is quite the book-a-holic! I'll probably have to wait and tell you about that adventure tomorrow!