Woke up: La Cruz, Mexico
Went to sleep: La Cruz, Mexico
Peter hustled me into the marina just as the sun was climbing upward into the sky. Yoga at 9:00 am. The students are very complimentary of the class I teach and appreciative of my efforts.
Afterward, I stood in the shower feeling grateful for having time in my life right now to stand in the shower as long as I like.
I walked to the marina guard shack and leaned on the counter making small talk with the guys. The Mexicans want to learn English as much as I want to learn Spanish. They are patient with me while we write phrases in my notepad first in English and then in Spanish. They are very kind and we all get a really good laugh from my awkward pronunciation.
I then walked to Dr. Alex’s office. I had notice a tiny black spot on one of my lower incisors. He confirmed it was a small cavity and prepared to provide me with a filling. Total charge? $30.00.
I’ll admit I was a little nervous having a young Mexican dentist, with whom I can hardly speak, drill into my mouth but when I arrived I found the office to be startlingly clean and outfitted with sophisticated technical equipment. He even had a hand held wand, connected to a big screen TV, by which I could observe the inside of my mouth in living color as he did the work.
Thursdays are movie night at the La Cruz Marina. Both locals and cruisers gather at the outdoor amphitheater with cushions and blankets and coolers of pop and beer. The organizers hang a huge canvas tarp from a wire stretched between two utility poles. Large free standing speakers face the audience from the front of the stage.
There is free popcorn and hoagie sandwiches for purchase. Once darkness settles on the marina, the movie begins. Tonight’s feature film: Chef with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr.
There is a double value as the film is in English with Spanish subtitles which allows me to work on my Spanish while watching the movie.