Yes…..we are still eating! Today we were off to El Memin for ladies lunch and I hoped to have oysters.
Ruth is back in charge today and look….the truck showed up! It’s a miracle.
El Memin is over by Home Depot and Soriana’s so we took a truck to get there. For some reason Sergio (our usual driver) went through the Golden Zone instead of going around and it was not a good idea. They are busy planting palm trees in the Golden Zone and the traffic was at a crawl. Good thing we weren’t in a hurry!
Marion arrived on foot after taking a bus from the Gran Plaza where she’d had her hair cut. Last minute things to do as she and Fred are leaving on Sunday.
The waitress “Kathy” is taking Angie’s order. She had quite a giggle when she found out that I was a Kathy too! She is actually Katarina so she probably spells it Katy. That is how the Mexicans pronouce Kathy as they don’t say “th.” Funny. H’s are always silent in Spanish.
Bets had empanadas stuffed with shrimp. Unfortunately they still had their tails on and that grossed her out!
A yummy shrimp salad.
And…..my oysters rockefeller. The order was for 12….are you kidding me….I’ll be lucky if I can eat 6 which is a half order ! I actually prefer them flipped in a mixture of flour and cornmeal mixed with a little salt and pepper and then fried in butter….three minutes on each side. But I’ll force myself to eat these!
Fish, I think.
Marion’s shrimp in a mushroom sauce. She ate every bite and said it was just delicious.
Do you think there is a little green food coloring in this sauce. Very St. Pat’s.
Lil and her friend aren’t eating yet as they came a bit late.
This picture of Valentino’s was standing in the corner. Not sure how it was produced….maybe a photo reproduction.
Lots of people in the restaurant eating lunch.
At this point everyone was done and were ready to head off in different directions.
The large tent with merchandise from all over Mexico is in town. It’s set up behind Home Depot and Lil kindly gave Ruth and I a ride to it. It used to be set up in the Golden Zone in the vacant lot next to Gaby’s Beauty shop where I get my hair cut.
Lots of things to buy.
Need any pottery?
I bought one little thing and Ruth bought a skirt and scarf. Lil dropped us over by Soriana’s which is just across the street. She was heading over that way as that’s where her gate back into El Cid is. Funny enough Eddie and Angie were already there waiting for the bus and then Bets and Pat showed up. We have to hurry home as we’ve got an appetizer party at 4pm. Yikes….I won’t be eating much!
Here we are back at George and Sharen’s for another goodbye appetizer party for Rocky/Nancy and Bill/Jeannette who are leaving in the morning.
Ruth made stuffed mushrooms and is showing off her waitressing skills!
Eric and Marion have a chat. Marion and her husband Fred were farmers and are also very well travelled. Always lots to talk about.
Even Chico came to the party. He’s on a short leash.
Okay let’s eat again. Maybe later!
I made a salmon dip that I spread on tortillas. I rolled them up and cut them into little slices….nice and simple. I used my home canned salmon. Our son-in-law Wade fishes and he caught the salmon in the Skeena River in Terrace where we live.
I did finally ate a little of this and that and then and finished it off with two pieces of Bets’s delicious carrot cake. Really, really good cake!
Eric wasn’t ready to eat at four but by six he was hungry. As I wasn’t going to cook tonight he didn’t have much choice! Lots of food as usual.
Ruth is modelling the scarf she bought today.
This is her sad face. Ruth really enjoys her winter friends and she hates it when we all start to leave. She and Jimmy will be here until the 19th of April when they will return home to Wisconsin.
Ruth says bye to Jeannette.
Bets says bye to Nancy.
Eric enjoys a chat with Fred and Dennis. Have I mentioned that Fred and Marion may not come to Mazatlan next year? I told Fred he should stop RVing when he gets old. Can you believe he is 85! Doesn’t look like it, doesn’t talk like it and doesn’t walk like it. That should remind us all that age is just a number.
Eddie, Ruth, Pat, Bets and Sharen have a chat.
Marion and Marilyn catch up.
So….once again we’ve spent the day eating, shopping and eating again.
It might seem that the goodbyes are a bit overdone but you have to remember that there have been some really serious health problems happen in the park this winter and at least three couples will not return next year. No one can ever predict the future so we value our time together.
A good winter with good friends.