Hola loyal reader and welcome! Friday the 24th marked Bruce and Mary’s number 37 and as Mary would say and has said, some of them were even good. Well, readers, please follow along as they celebrate. As usual for those of you who prefer to view these posts from the original blog-site please click here.
The destination for our celebration is Cubaro, a latin fusion restaurant, 10 blocks away. Here we are walking past the Museo Antropologia,Â Anthropology Museum on beautiful Paseo Montejo, the Champs….ok, gang, I’ll let you off this time.
This is Museo Casa Montes Molina. Mary and my mom, Margaret took a tour of this place a couple years ago. They were impressed.
Mary walking up Paseo. The pink building in the background is Rosas y Xocalate. We celebrated number 36 there, last year.
Mary and I are sipping beers at our sidewalk table at Cubaro right across the glorieta from El Monumento de la Bandera, The Monument of the Flag, when we observe this city employee mishandling the Mexican flag as he takes it down. I wondered if flag etiquette is different down here and am telling Mary about my boyscout days when I was taught how to handle and fold the flag. Well Daniel, the capitano on duty, arrives at our table and points at the employee and tells us that that is a very bad thing to do. He tells of an army officer, who was here a few weeks ago. The officer sprinted across the busy glorieta, confronted the man, and also called the policia. So I think it is safe to say that flag etiquette is as important in Mexico as the USA.
Me and Danny. Danny grew up in Pasadena but returned to Merida with his local wife a few years ago. Danny has three brothers who serve in the Marines, Air Force, and National Guards. The Marine saw lots of action in Iraq, in fact he was twice deployed there, the second time at his request. I told Danny to watch the movie Hurt Locker as that helped me to understand the warrior’s adrenalin high.
The food shot: At the bottom of the pic is my dish, Mahi Mahi with Platano Macho Crust, served on frijoles and vegetables. Upper left is the salad, Romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, and chunks of Roquefort,Â with red wine vinaigrette. Mary’s dish, off the appetizer menu, is empanadas de cuitlacoche (corn smut) with chimichurri and habanero chile sauce.
We had planned on taking a coche calesa, horse drawn carriage back home but Paseo is so lovely at night and the evening had cooled considerably so we happily walk the walk, enjoying the lights and sounds of Paseo.
Thanks for visiting gentle reader. Hasta la Vista, Baby!