LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Much cooler. High 68
Today was quite busy, as we prepared for our trip to Hawaii. First we went to our community (Retama Village) clubhouse for a presentation by a boat company in South Padre Island, offering discount boat ride tickets. We bought a few fishing boat trip tickets in anticipation of having guests this winter.
I zipped from there to an hour’s worth of line-dancing classes. Then, George picked me up and we were off to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico for George’s dentist appointment. First we had a nice lunch in a fairly upscale restaurant – beef tacos and Negro Modelos. The waiters all wore tuxedos along with their face masks and shields. Great service….there were almost more waiters than customers!
While George was at the dentist, I walked along the main street. It was bustling – vendors selling everything imaginable. It is almost impossible to walk on the sidewalk, as there are so many buyers and sellers. In the streets, there were taco stands and a lot of guys selling roasted (burned) corn on the cob. A delightful chaos!
A few days ago, I had asked Retama Village residents if anyone needed me to buy anything for them in Mexico. Two people asked me to buy some medicines. In Mexico, it is not very regulated and you can buy almost any medicine. I easily bought one medicine, but the pharmacy said they could not sell me the antibiotlic without a prescription. So, I went across the street to another pharmacy and bought it! Another medicine was not available, so I ended going to about 6 pharmacies. In addition to pharmacies, the streets are packed with dentist offices, beauty shops, eye glass offices, and souvenir shops. After the hassle of buying all the medicines, I waited for George in a bar and sipped on a margarita!
Back home, George did some yard work, trying to make the grass look better for potential buyers, while I did laundry and cleaned inside the house. Hopefully while we are gone, the realtor will bring househunters to our house!
DINNER: Chicken thighs. After lightly browning them in our LeCrueset pot, I added onions, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and rosemary, and baked for about 30 minutes. Sides were tomatoes with pesto, and stuffing leftover from Thanksgiving.