The weather has been hot and humid, so I try to avoid going too far away from my comfortably cool house and pool during the day time.
But there are exceptions. On Saturday mornings, Jorge and I like going to the Slow Food market to pick up fresh greens, delicious bread and other goodies. The market is held on a side street – just off the corner of Avenida Colón and Avenida Reforma – you’ll see a sign on that corner to show you exactly where you need to go. The hours are 9:00 ‘til noon.
Another favorite spot is the Bistro Cutural, a wonderfully tasty French eatery on the corner of Calles 66 and 43. Among their traditional offerings are coq monsieur at breakfast time and rich French onion soup for lunch. Try this place, I know you’ll love it.
If there hasn’t been a huge rain storm in the afternoon, we enjoy a walk around our García Ginerés neighborhood. We often pass by the Parque de las Americas, on the corner of Avenida Colón and Calle 20.There are always vendors with young families crowded ‘round – eating chilly ice-cream, fruity raspados or savory marquesitas – fun people watching!
On Friday or Saturday night, Jorge and I quite often end up in downtown Merida for a drink and a light meal at Amaros. If you haven’t been this delightful outdoor spot, do give it a try – I am sure you’ll be glad you did.
And if you are at the beach, how about going to Quinta Progreso to hear Maricarmen Pérez tonight? Beach breeze, frozen margaritas – a soft strumming guitar, and a sultry voice – sure makes for a lovely night.
The recent sorrow our family has experienced has made me see – more clearly than ever – that life is to be enjoyed. And I also feel that – whenever we can – we should support the local business and artists in the Yucatecan communities we call home.