We took the bus into Zihuatanejo today to spend a bit of the day there and go grocery shopping. The grocery store there is great. It’s right off the bus stop and its huge (by the local standards around here). Kind of like a baby Costco. The bus is only $7.00 Pesos per person, one way. So, pretty cheap. Right now the exchange rate is $1.00 USD = $13.56 Peso.
In order to reduce the chances of food illnesses we suffered from last time, we decided to eat in more often this trip. Much cheaper that way too. In fact, this trip today to the grocery store came to about $16.27 USD. Counting what we bought over the weekend we have spent less then $25.00 USD on groceries. Not bad. Along with daily Pepto Bismal tablets and Quaker Oats oatmeal every other morning for breakfast we are having a very pleasant trip this time. By the way, trexmom, we are eating those breakfast burritos as well. Good stuff!!
The local fisherman were just pulling back in to port when we were walking down the waterfront. In hindsight, we should have bought some for dinner for ourselves, but we still had to go to the store and make our way back to Ixtapa and there wasn’t really any way to keep them cold. If you can time it right and bring your own cooler, then this is the way to go. Talk about fresh fish.
After all our errands, we still made it to the beach by 1:00 pm. Boogie boarding is now a daily thing. We just hung out on the beach till sunset (about 5:45 pm). Our shopping list wasn’t quite on target, so tomorrow I’m going back to the store to restock on a few things for the rest of the week.
We used the condo’s gym today as well. Not a huge workout, just enough to stay on top of things. We are in the process of training up for Rainier next August so we want to maintain where we’re at on our schedule. Besides, what else are we gonna do when you have nothing to do at all?
This is what we are looking at every night. Can you believe it?