Even the Dog are Laid Back !!!!
Trip Start Apr 27, 2012
36Trip End May 26, 2012
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Well, it's Monday here in Ajijic and the plan is to head down for breakfast to Cafe Negro and then onto Chapala for the first time. I've said this before, but it's quicker for us to get to the Caraterra (the main road the runs between Ajijic and Chapala) by going down the "back lane" It seems like everytime we head down this way we run into some different type of wild life. This morning it was dogs. Mexico has a real issue with strays, many of the locals can't afford the upkeep of their animals so they just abandon them. It certainly must be the way things are here, there's no pressure or tension the weather is always amazing. As we approach the various dogs on streets or in laneways I'm always a little apprehensive Deb will always say "don't look them in the eye", "don't show aggression", "walk naturally", etc., but up till now they've been all very laid back
In any event, after breakfast $160P ($12.50) - what a deal. We boarded the Chapala "Plus" bus which is a premium service because you don't have to travel with the chickens (only kidding). which is $8P or about $0.64 US. On arrival into Chapala which is about a five minute bus ride, we walked the streets and stores on the Malecon. The heat today is just over the top, it's about 32 degrees with about 75% humidity so it's a case of finding shade wherever we can.
Chapala is much bigger than Ajijic, with more retail shops and banks and most importantly, level sidewalks without all the cobblestones. They have an amazing Malecon that they've put together which runs for miles directly along the lake. Many of the "well healed" from GUAD come into Chapala over the weekends to be close to the lake, so the main town and square area has developed to accomodate this kind of traffic.
To combat the heat, Deb and I decided that Margarita's were in order so we found The Beer Garden Restaurant and Pub. I would have thought that the Mexican's had the recipe for Margies down pat, but I can honestly say they were the worst Margies that I've ever, ever had. Rest assured, I will however continue my search over these next few weeks for the place with the best
Done with the heat, we decided that the best decision would be to head back to Casa 50 - we flagged down a "plus" bus and headed back. A quick nap on the couch turned into 7:00 p.m. Looks like Day 11 is in the books. Tomorrow, we're scheduled to go out again with Thomas (real estate) for a tour of about 8 homes that we've selected to view, so I'll give you my thoughts tomorrow.
Again, thanks to all of you who have kept up with my recaps. It makes this all worthwhile.