Monday, December 17, 2012

Down South Again

We have been in Melaque two days and have already started talking about our next journey down.  Yes it is a year away, but one of the most important parts of this trip is to solidify our plans for next year when we both are retired and can spend several months down here.  Larry and Maggie next door have already talked about doing a caravan down.  Maggie wants to slow Larry down a bit and do some sightseeing as we go and we are all in to that. 
We have talked about whether we want to keep the rental of the house, and right now, we say yes.  What we did talked about was having two couples plus ourselves staying in the place while we are down.  That would be a bit more planning and sharing of facilities, but we could sleep in the camper to make it work.
Another possibility would be to find a place where we can stay in our camper for the time we are down here.  Linda wants to be by the beach, but that may be hard to do.  We are going exploring in the next few days and see what we can see.

The dog is another factor.  We think he will do ok down here, but we don’t really know how he will act with the local dogs.  No one ties their dogs up, unless they are mean dogs.  Kobi gets so excited around other dogs, and we don’t know if Idaho Kobi will mix with Mexican Perro.  We have a friend, Austin, staying with Kobi while we are away.  Reports that they are getting along have been very positive.  Kobi can be a bit of a nut to handle and Austin said he is doing fine.

Our conversations as we walk have centered on our thoughts of next year.  How funny is that, we just got here!

Melaque has not changed much.  Everything is basically the same, some businesses have moved, some have closed, others have opened, but the town has not grown much.  We think it is a bit quieter then the past few years.  The tourist season is slow coming.  Our friend, Renaldo, who owns the rug store down the street, said that no one had been in to shop until yesterday.  The slow tourist season is hurting the locals real bad. 
We sat in the shop with Renaldo and talked about the school system down here.  He was not real happy with the local teachers.  It sounded like they did not take teaching seriously here in Melaque. We were just getting into some of his thoughts when some customers came into the shop and we took the interruption as and opportunity to let Renaldo go back to work.  He is so polite that we didn’t want to distract him when he was making a living.

Our days have already started to lay out about the same as in the past.  First two were rest and relaxation days.  Now we have our bikes and we played our first pool volleyball so the rest of our time will flow on.  I wish all my friends could experience how laid back this life style is. Some would love it, but I also know some would need more stimulation and more excitement. 
Keeping this blog up to date will be a bit of a struggle for me.  We don’t really do much or even see much new and exciting to report.  We get up, do our daily thing and spend a lot of time just relaxing.  I’ll post some photos when I get good ones.  If we meet new folks, I’ll have to post about them.  That is my way of remembering their names from year to year.  Like last night when we met Don, of Don and Terri from Vancouver Island.  We had the face, and the place, but the name evaded us, until we got home and I looked it up. 

I will be posting in a few days if there is something new and exciting to post.  Until then, hasta la vista!

1 comment:

Beth said...

I look at the clock a bunch of times every day, and wonder what you're doing. And wonder when you're walking to the book store, or the market, or to Barra. I SO miss being down there with you! And can't imagine I have to wait another year to go back. Have a wonderful time, tell everyone I said hello, and I wish I were down there with you. I'll have a margarita today, but it just won't be the same.....xoxoxo!