Tuesday, November 28, 2023

 Santa Cruz, Mexico      November 28, 2023

I had a good day considering it’s my 62nd birthday.  I had a lazy morning, then went for breakfast in the hotel.  The scrambled eggs weren’t nearly as good as the Rosita’s but I did have my first mole.  Mole is a Oaxacan specialty sauce made using chilies, ground nuts, sometimes raisins, tomatoes and chocolate.  It has a spicy, smokey and earthy sweet tones.  It’s meant to be put on meat, bread or rice etc.  I should have put it on my eggs but I just like eating it by itself-

I spent a few hours at the pool-

where I visited with a man from Edmonton who was quite prepared to tell me his life story so I vamoosed back to my chair!  Later I went to the beach and visited with 3 women travelling together- one from Victoria and 2 from Calgary.  

For my birthday supper I went to Viena, an Austrian restaurant that was recommended and had weiner schnitzel which was very good-

Once home, I went back to the pool.  I catch a bus to Coatzacoalcos at 9:45 a.m. via Salina Cruz.  Time to leave the beach!

P.S.  Birthdays through the years-

2014  Bangkok, Thailand-

2015 Simien Mountains, Ethiopia-

2016  San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala 

2017 Bolivia-

2018  Nouakchott, Mauritania, West Africa-

2019  Mazatlan. Mexico
2020  Edam, Saskatchewan 
2021  North Battleford-

2022  Oman to Saudi border-

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