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Alicia took me running this morning at about 7:30. We hit the hills this time and covered about 2.5 kms. I’m going to miss Alicia when she goes home tomorrow. She keeps me company when running and sunning. Crossing the streets is also quicker and safer with her in the lead because cars stop for her. While running this morning the dump trucks coming out of a construction site stopped while we crossed the street. I’m pretty sure they would have driven right over me if I had been alone.
After breakfast we went in search of another massage as today is Alicia’s last whole day here. Andrea had spied a small operator right next to the hotel, on the beach and we had grand plans of squeezing the minimum price out of them. Unfortunately, they appeared to take the day off. Anyways, nobody turned up at the shop. Not giving up, Andrea had spotted another beach massage down the beach next to Senior Frog’s. As we approached it, three of the girls met us to sell us massages. They wanted 300 pesos ($30.00). Alicia told them that their completion down the beach only charged us 250 pesos ($25.00). I asked for a better price because we were three. We got the massages for 200 pesos ($20.00) each and the massages were much better than our last ones. These girls actually knew how to massage! Now that we have established a rate, we will get the same rate any time we decide to return.
After our massages and being all greased up, we headed back to the hotel to grab some sun at the pool and take advantage of not having to apply any oil. The hotel is quite busy today. It seems that lots of locals come to this area on weekends. We were told that the local vacation time is July and that is when they expect hotels and restaurants to fill again. They are setting up for another outside wedding today, with dinner tables and a dance floor all set up on the lawn and chairs on the beach for the actual service. This wedding is not as elaborate as the one last weekend. Alicia is thinking of putting a deposit down for a wedding at some future date when she snags a man!
Today’s towel art was a mermaid for Alicia and something quite beautiful but yet to be identified for Andrea and I. Can you help us identify the piece on the left? These people have too much time on their hands, I think.
The nurse got to choose a dinner place because it was her last night. She selected Tata’s restaurant in Zihuatanejo where we were last Monday for the great shrimp dinner right on the beach. Because of this, you get a little preview of what Zihuatanejo looks like. It is very different from Ixtapa! We jumped on the bus right outside our hotel and I couldn’t help taking this shot of one of the riders. She is such a cutie!
Umberto, from the restaurant remembered us from our previous visit and served us another great meal. After dinner, we moved out on the beach as some of the local kids were performing in the surf. This is one of those kind of things you run into when you are least expecting it when travelling. There were a dozen or so kids all lined up along the beach to board the waves coming into the beach. They would run toward the water on a 45 degree angle to it. They would throw their board down on the sand just next to the water and as the board slid into the water they would jump on it. There were some very talented kids there and I hope you enjoy the images. There were some superb crashes!
On the way back to the bus, we passed a bar that had swings for seats. You will see what I mean. More details on Zihuatanejo when we move there on Saturday.