The first part should have been “morning in the life” as this is now “afternoon in the life”. So, I dumped black and grey and had a little incident with the black. Either the valve broke (the valve inside the tank allowing or disallowing the contents to escape) or the handle became unscrewed from the valve, but after dumping (thankfully not before) the valve no longer opens or closes. I think it is stuck closed (again, a good thing). So, I emailed Ameri-Camp and duct-taped the toliet lid closed. Luckilly (again) we have bathrooms here to use.
Shepherded the kids to the car to get groceries. For some reason, the
boys, in this incredible heat, have decided to wear long pants and long
sleeved shirts. They are DYING of the heat but I think they’ve left
all their shorts outside in the dirt. Poor babies. We’re staying in
the very north of Mazatlan and are at the very edge of new development.
This is some of the very last open beach you’ll find. Lots of
construction going on though. The road we travel to town is a rare gem; double laned
and spacious. Our first stop was the water place where they wash my
rafones, fill them, and bring them to the car for me. 7 pesos/20
litres. Then off we head to the grocery store. There is a LOT of
traffic today and most all businesses are closed. Gigante is open,
however and the water place will close at 3pm and stay closed for the
next three days.
The lines were ENORMOUS. The store was The Most Crowded we’ve ever
seen it; normally we are almost alone in the store. I was so tired and
DONE with shopping that we skipped the mercado municipal and everything
else and came home. Passed by the baseball field where two games were
going on; I’ve never seen games on any day other than a weekend.
Through the gate (this one was taken on the way out) and back home. Now
I need to clean up, do dishes, make myself something to eat (the kids
had pizza but I’m allergic to cheese), try to figure out how to squeeze
in Yoga, 2 hours of work and beach time. More pictures on Flickr.