Paul and I enjoy walking the dogs every day – and of course we walk all over Centro all the time, too. Every day as I step over or around obstacles I think about taking pictures of them for the blog…and maybe it is a way to feel better about our frequently stubbed toes!
The picture at the top is one of our favorite obstacles – bougainvillea. Too thorny to move out of the way so I just step around it. (By the way, if you enlarge the photo you’ll see two red pickup trucks with bench seats in the back. They are called aurigas and I think along with the pulmonia, they are distinctly Mazatlecan. If you have a bunch of people they are great to jump into instead of a taxi, and when you have something to haul they are a godsend. They are comparable in price to a taxi or a pulmonia.)
The picture below is a frequent obstacle – the ironwork remaining from an air conditioner that was removed. These are more frequently at forehead height.
The next one is a two-fer. Skinny, bad sidewalk and crazy trees. The house here is being renovated so I imagine they’ll improve the sidewalk and I have my fingers crossed that they’ll leave the trees.
The next one is on our route daily. I get really tired of going around three windows of these crazy vines. The sidewalk is a mess here, too. Every once in a while someone takes a machete to the vines – I wonder if it’s the homeowner or someone who walks by frequently? (Not me, I promise!)
I didn’t take a picture of the sunshades on Serdan that get rolled down in the afternoon…they have a metal pole to weight the bottom and we know people who have been hit in the forehead as the shades move while you are walking forward. Cuidado!