On The Road

On The Road
Dutch Star and Subaru ready to go

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well... they didn't show up today. It's a good thing we don't plan on leaving here for several months. As long as they do a good job on the motorhome, that's the main thing.

The garbage truck came by today. It's interesting how they do it here. It's a normal garbage truck that drives slowly down the street followed by three or four men who empty the garbage pails into the back. In front of the truck one man walks ringing a cow bell. If you want your garbage picked up, it's necessary to pay him 5 pesos for which he gives you a small receipt. If you don't pay him the 5 pesos, the men behind the truck don't empty your garbage pails. It's also customary to give the men behind the truck a few pesos. Doing so gets any spilled garbage in front of  your house picked up. The few pesos given the men are put in a coffee can hanging off the side of the truck to be divided up at the end of the day.

We were almost out of purified drinking water but in the afternoon the water truck came by. We buy the water in 5 gallon bottles for 21 pesos. The young man who rides in the truck will carry the 5 gallon bottle from the truck to your door and we never ask for change when giving him 25 pesos.

Thursday is market day in La Penita and we walked over and bought some fruit and vegetables. We also met with our friends Fred and Sherry at one of our favorite restaurants for lunch.  The temperature has been very hot with high humidity lately which made it uncomfortable walking through the market so we didn't stay long.