We’ve been enjoying our time here in Mazatlán and one thing we know is we want to spend more time here during the winter. It’s been great to reconnect with so many people we’ve missed. We were a little nervous about whether the hot and humid weather would still be here when we arrived in early November but it has been just perfect.
We have been enjoying our morning walks along the malecon and this morning I watched as hundreds of people assembled for the big Revolution Day parade. I didn’t wait as I know how these things go – the parade was likely some hours in the future and I needed to get back home for some coffee!
We’ve had lots of lunches and dinners out with friends – and that gorgeous picture at the top is from a not-entirely-finished house of a friend of ours. It is actually for sale if you are in the market for a view home at Olas Altas.
We’ve been eating in lots of new restaurants as well as many old favorites. We’ve tried a new bakery, too. It’s a good thing we walk as much as we do, I think! We’ve been able to continue our intermittent fasting here as most days we just have one meal out and then some sort of baked good or gelato treat.
We’ve been tidying the little house to get ready to sell it. We’ve had the house valued and we should be getting it on the market by the time we head home. People tell us the market is pretty hot so we don’t expect it to take too long to sell. Fingers crossed.
I love how so many things are reused here. We always put the items we think someone can make use of out on the curb separate from the trash and it is usually gone within a half hour.
There have been about five or six cruise ships in port each week. The huge influx of people sure makes the traffic worse and also the noise as pulmonias and aurigas with loud music pounding show their occupants the sights of the city. One thing you can count on is they are all having fun.
There are still lots of things we haven’t done – we haven’t spent the day at Isla de la Piedra (Stone Island) yet or climbed El Faro (the lighthouse) or checked out the new (to us) restaurant La Marea atop Cerro de la Vigia (Lookout Hill). Maybe some things we’ll save for our next trip over but we still have almost ten days left this time. If you’re in Mazatlán now, you should check out Alwin Van der Heiden’s photography exhibit in the old Bank of Mexico museum space at Belisario Domínguez and Constitución in Centro Historico.
So that’s it for now! I think it’s time to head out again for another little exploration before we meet our friend for lunch. One funny thing – a couple came up to us in a restaurant and inquired if we were Nancy and Paul. She’d been reading the blog since we were back in Washington State and have now bought a condo here themselves! That was fun!