Sher is housesitting a great place right on the lake. I wanted to take Ric over so that he would have an idea of how great living on the lake could be. I had originally invited Sher over to my place for comida, but then decided that Ric really needed to see a house right on Lake Chapala and asked Sher if she would be willing to accomodate us for dinner. And she was very accommodating!
But first Ric and I went to my friend Gloria’s restaurant in El Chante and had a fabulous breakfast. You remember Gloria’s; right? It looks like this:
I usually go there for lunch, but because I didn’t have lots of breakfast food in the house, Ric and I decided to go there for desayuno.
And what a breakfast it was! We each got malt-sized glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee for Ric, and a great breakfast. I had a cheese and bacon omelet, accompanied by beans and chilaquiles and toast, and Ric had two eggs over easy, also accompanied by beans and chilaquiles and toast. If you are interested in my friend Leslie’s recipe for chilaquiles, check it out: http://www.lacocinadeleslie.com/2010/01/chilaquiles-twosday.html
Everything was delicious and Ric and Gloria’s husband Ishmael thoroughly enjoyed talking to one another. But I was rather shocked when the bill came until Ric pointed out to me that we had paid the equivalent of about $8.00US total for two fabulous meals. As Ric said, it would have probably cost us $4.00US for just two teeny, tiny glasses of orange juice in the US, and it would not have been fresh-squeezed.
Sometimes I just forget how good I have it down here. It takes an outsider to remind me!
If you live around Lake Chapala and would like to have breakfast at Gloria’s, the directions are as follows. Coming toward Jocotepec from the east [i.e. Chapala, Riberas, Ajijic], go through the small pueblo of El Chante [Chantepec]. Shortly after you go over the second Chantepec tope, look for the large green El Chante Spa sign hanging over the oncoming lanes. Make a left onto that street and go down it until it dead ends. Gloria’s is right there in front of you. She is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Gloria and Ishmael could sure use the business and the food is delicious!
A few hours later, off Ric and I went to Sher’s. Sher and I are great fans of games, so Ric was basically forced to get himself involved in them, too. And that day was Mexican Train day. Sher loves it; I like it; and Ric had once played it, so we were all happy.
We had a great time sitting on Sher’s terrace overlooking Lake Chapala and playing Mexican Train. Well, that is until the winds and rain started coming in. So we hastily retreated into the house and continued our game.
Ric was so impressed with Mexican Train that he has resolved to buy a set of dominoes for his grandkids. Hopefully, he has found them on Amazon or EBay. And if he hasn’t, here is a link for them: http://www.amazon.com/Cardinal-Industries-Mexican-Domino-Aluminum/dp/tags-on-product/B000EULZDM
And so Ric and I had another great day here at Lake Chapala! We’re not exactly wild things, but, hey, WE’RE OLD and we both walk funny! Speaking of which, here’s your video music for today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9_VOy7VipQ