A walk to the waterfront

LOCATION: Housesitting in Jocotepec, Mexico

WEATHER: Sunny. High 80

Today’s outing was to El Malecón (The Boardwalk) along Lake Chapala. Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest natural lake, and our village is on its west end. Every city/town in Mexico that is on water (lake or ocean or bay) has a boardwalk along which people stroll, especially on weekends.

We took Frida there for a walk.

We saw fishermen bringing in their catch – tilapia – which is the same fish we had seen (unrefrigerated) at the market yesterday.

The boardwalk area is quite large.

We saw a lot of exotic birds, some quite large

Yesterday, we had met two Canadians in town who told us that they are here for 6 months staying in their RVs. One is from Manitoba; one is from Vancouver Island. I can’t imagine driving all that way! On our way home from the lake, we stopped by the RV park where they are staying. It is still under construction, but very nice.

We walked by huge greenhouses owned by Driscoll’s (the major exporter of raspberries). The raspberries we eat in the US and Canada are grown right next door to us!

DINNER: Italian-style chicken and pasta. I sautéed up some of the leftover rotisserie chicken along with onions, garlic, and poblano peppers, then added tomato sauce and pasta. Voilà! I topped it off with some basil from a plant that we are reviving.

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