Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Mary and Bruce as they spend the afternoon in the laid back pueblo of Pitillal. A note to readers: For those of you who enjoy videos (which will not embed on this platform) please go to Bruce and Mary’s original blog-site. Provecho!
As with most of our adventures this one begins with a bus ride. Here we are boarding a green bus on Calle Basilio Badillo. All green buses will eventually get you to Pitillal. From here, in Old Town, it’s about a 20 minute ride.
Were sitting at Cafe San Angel on Av De Los Tules, within walking distance of Pitillal and the first order of business is…
After a hearty breakfast we hoof it back to Av Francisca Villa and before taking a right we admire this water slide sculpture.
We take a detour into the Macroplaza which houses a Walmart among a hundred other stores and finally pick up a camp coffee pot. We have been told that the only way to get that authentic canela, cinnamon, infused Mexican coffee is by way of the old cowboy coffee method. But now we need some canela. I am pretty sure we can find some in Pitillal.
After the bridge we hang a left on Libertad and come upon “Mercado Municipal del Pitillal” but this seemingly new complex appears mostly abandoned.
As we are in the area, we pop in on Carlos, our camera whisperer for advice on how to deal with Fujifilm. Our new Fujifilm camera has been messed up from day one and the warranty process seems a little belabored to us. Carlos takes our camera, paperwork and volunteers to call Fujifilm and handle this for us. More on that, later.
After visiting with Carlos we bus out to Laguna del Coapinole, a protected body of water and recreational area in the northeast part of Pitillal. Depending on who you talk to, Cocodrillos, Crocodiles either used to or still do inhabit the waters.
We’ve made our way to Plaza del Pitillal, which is a quite modern and very relaxing space for locals and visitors alike. Pitillal was a city in its own right before PV swallowed it up and there is a different feel here. Time seems to slow down but yet there is a quiet energy. And on Domingos, Sundays, when much of PV is a little sleepy Pitillal is very much a hopping place.
I go for the Pescado Dorado and it is very tasty. Beers here are a little higher than we like to pay, at 20P, but when you factor in the botanas, this will be a joint we will hit every time we are in Pitillal.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary want to point out that they are by no means any kind of experts on Pitillal. They are quite confident that there are many of you readers who can contribute, so… feel free! Hasta proxima Domingo!