Viva Mexico!

LOCATION: Housesitting in Jocotepec, Mexico

WEATHER: Sunny. High 82

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with a lot of fresh fruit – papaya and fresh pineapple – and scrambled eggs with nopales.

We spent a few hours packing up for the homeowners, and chilling with Frida. She and George watched more of the Masters’ Golf Tournament. The highlight of the day was a Skype call with one of our daughters.

In the late afternoon, we caught the bus to a small town about 5 miles from us. There, there is a very nice Mexican restaurant called Viva Mexico that puts on native dance shows on Saturdays.

We met up with a couple that are friends with our homeowners; he is American and she is Cuban. Very nice folks. They got us a table right next to where the dancers perform. Each Saturday the dancers perform a dance from a different state throughout Mexico. Their outfits vary from week to week, based on the state they are showcasing. Tonight was Sinaloa.

It was a very nice show, and we shared a platter called Viva Mexico – flank steak, guacamole, shrimp, salad, beans, and rice. I hope we can go back again.

BOOK: I finished “In the Woods” by Tana French. I would rate it 8 out of 10. At 600 pages, parts dragged a bit, although the finish was great. Taking place in Ireland, it is about detectives trying to solve a crime ….with a twist.

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