We need to beat feet QUICK! We are getting fat and lazy here with all the good food and although we have been riding our bikes all over town and hiked a mountain (ok, a rather large hill anyway @ 523 feet above high tide). Tomorrow we ride for Durango, but tonight we hope you enjoy some pics and memories from Mazatlan.
A few of the most memorable things in Mazatlan:
- We arrived on a Sunday and found a restaurant with a line OUT THE DOOR! “Oh BOY, this is gonna be GREAT!” It was the cutest little place that looked like your Grandma’s dining room but jammed wall to wall with tables and bodies. We waited 45 minutes in a line that stretched out the door, to be seated and made friends with a family also in line. Everyone was DEVOURING the stuff and the bowls just kept flying out of the kitchen. We were sat with our new friends, the more the merrier and there was not an empty seat in the house. It was a Sunday and the menu contained only one option:
Menudo (the soup, not the boy band) large or small, your choice. That’s it. We were iffy, I had heard about it and know it is a well-loved favorite with my Mexican friends. What the heck, we’ll take two, please. We honestly have it the old college try with a few bites and felt guilty as we pushed the raw looking innards around the bowl. We both discovered we don’t care for Menudo, not.one.bit. Our neighbors noticed our reluctance and looked sad for us. We offered it to them and they were more than happy to take it off our hands. Waste not, want not. 🙂
- The views from the El Faro lighthouse, the highest lighthouse in the Americas and one of the highest operating lighthouses in the WORLD, are stunning. We hiked it in March @ 11:00 a.m. it was tolerable but hot, go early if you are gonna!
- Patty is of legal drinking age in Mexico and was coerced by a group of older ladies saucing it up at the table next to us to give a Cosmo a try:
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