Sanborns In MeridaSunday, July 22, 2007
Yesterday we took a cab to el Fogoncito and had some carne al carbon tacos. I drank horchata which is a drink made from rice flower, water, sugar and cinammon. For dessert Rebecca had crepes smothered in cajeta (dulce de leche in my country as this word is unmentionable). From there we hopped on a bus and went to a Sanborns which is always Christmas in July. Rebecca settled for a cute plush armadillo made in Indonesia just like Chippy, a beaver we bought last year in Sanborns in Morelia. I had to control myself from spending too much on the excellent variety of books in Spanish that one always finds in Sanborns. Rosemary was undecided about buying her Carlos V chocolate which she finally bought at a store near the hotel.
Rebecca seems to want to swim all the time so we did this in the evening. It rained and thundered for a while. Wheather here, unlike anything else, seems to be fast moving.
Today we will spend time in the plaza principal where there are all kinds of all day festivities. In between Rebecca will find time to do her swimming.
Alas we did not find a sailor dress in Sanborns as I did some years ago at Cancun. Perhaps we just might buy a dress for Rebecca today. But the problem is that Rebecca does not want to wear dresses as she says she looks girly in them.