Good afternoon everyone and it would be a great afternoon if I hadn’t received some bad news about a very dear friend. Life certainly gives us challenges and hopefully, we can overcome those difficult times. In yesterday’s column, I wrote the cost of the St. Patty’s Dinner at the Roadrunner Grill & Cafe was $20.95 per person. It was a typo! The cost of a Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner and music by 2 AM is $10.95, not twenty bucks per person. Thanks to Ricardo and Lynn for letting me know. So, the weekend is upon us and just four more days before I leave for Butte, Montana for St. Patty’s Day. Historically, the town is filled as well as all the hotels for the party of the century. I have two cousins, Pam and Helen, who are flying in from Seattle and I’ll fly from San Diego and we’ll all converge on my aunt’s house. It’s going to be fun but I’ll miss all the goings on down here. There are plenty of places who will serve St. Patrick’s Day flair with music to go along with it, but try and visit with the 2 AM band and have a nice dinner there. Yesterday, we ventured out of the compound and made the rounds to Calimax for dog food, cash machine and a few more essentials. Then we made the loop to the water company, light company, and finally the phone company and paid all the bills with a bit of change left over. We decided to go to La Vaquita Marina Restaurante, my husband’s favorite, and we had a delicious early dinner or late lunch. I had my all time favorite, Camerones Orly which is shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and dipped in Chilpolte sauce. It was so good and the way they cook their vegetables and rice is really good. Mikey had Coconut Shrimp and I had homemade cheese cake for desert. It was very nice and we ate out on the veranda. I mentioned to my husband when they first planted the trees and such outside around the porch, you could still see whomever was driving down Puerto Penasco and who was driving down Mar de Cortez. A great “Gladys Cravitt’s” spot and if you don’t know who Gladys was, I’ll tell you. On the series “Bewitched”, she was the nosy neighbor who always called her husband, Abner, whenever she saw something strange, which was most of the time. At any rate, since I was a kid and into adulthood, we have always called folks who ease drop or try and watch what’s going on “Gladys Cravitts”. I’ve even called attorneys I worked for in the past Gladys. Here’s a couple of photos of our dinner/lunch at La Vaquita. Photos by Kat Hammontre.
I can’t believe how quickly this week just zoomed by. For those of you who attempted to see the parade, it was going to be cancelled I heard, but a smaller version of kids dancing and whatnot finally appeared at about 5:30. So for those of you who held out waiting, you did get to see a parade. Patty Merkley and her friends were down there early, sitting at the Taco Factory waiting for the parade. She messaged me and I confirmed first it was going to happen and secondly, it was to start at 4:00. We have to remember this is Mexico. This is a photo of some of the Purple Hats, waiting for the parade.
A little late today but it’s Tuesday and every thing’s late on Tuesday. We do have beautiful weather and it was nice we missed the big rain storm, except for the mountain areas. Jim Hatton sent some photos with this byline: “Might be fun to see if any of your viewers know the origin and purpose of this causeway.” If you do, please leave a comment. Here are the series of photos by James Hatton of PizzaManagement.com: