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The Beat Goes ON in Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 15:11 (112 days ago)

Last night there were massive celebrations of people enjoying life here in Zihuatanejo instead of contemplating DOOM & GLOOM on their boob tubes. The GuitarFest held its closing concerts last night. There was a truly lovely event in the Plaza del Artista in front of our home.

We enjoyed pizza and beer with our friend Joaquín at his restaurant La Porteña, enjoying the parade of tourists strolling the Paseo del Pescador and returning sunburnt from Las Gatas and other beaches.

Tonight is the parade and closing of the Carnaval with Sonora Dinamita, a favorite traditional Mexican band that plays lots of tropical music the way costeños like it. If you've never seen them they are worth the effort. One of the best groups in Mexico with a long tradition of fine music, very danceable.

This is the first public photo of the ZIHUA letters since they've been moved. They need to be repainted. Hopefully the little spotlights that light them up at night won't be stolen this time.
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The shade-roofing for the bench seating area.
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The caseta for the oceanographic instruments has already been defiled by local drunks and vagabonds. Hopefully this problem will be nipped in the bud with better vigilance.
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A ramp to one of the landings for larger vessels.
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The Beat Goes ON in Zih

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 17:14 (112 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

SO happy living in paradise!

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The Beat Goes ON in Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 17:49 (112 days ago) @ Talley Ho

SO happy living in paradise!

¡Va a haber desfile! ¿Vienen ustedes?

The Beat Goes ON in Zih

by Finn, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 17:50 (112 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We have noticed a substantial amount of work being done on many projects around town this year.So kudos for the mayor for trying to catch up on things

The Beat Goes ON in Zih

by Casa Juan @, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 20:33 (112 days ago) @ Finn

Glad the mayor(Presidente) and his family's cement business could profit so handsomely

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by Shimano Penn @, San Diego, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 21:39 (112 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Actually I am really impressed that there has been so much progress since I was there in August. I remember thinking to myself it was going to take years ;-)

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Monday, March 16, 2020, 06:35 (111 days ago) @ Shimano Penn

Pier looks nice, just in time for the cruise ships and tourists that won’t be coming. It’s getting so stupid over here, I’m just waiting for the guns to come out at Walmart over a pack of toilet paper. Supposed to go to Guadalajara Thursday but I’m going to cancel as who knows if I would be allowed to leave or come back. When Las Vegas casinos shut down, things are going wacko. The Dow will drop huge today.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 16, 2020, 08:42 (111 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Pier looks nice, just in time for the cruise ships and tourists that won’t be coming. It’s getting so stupid over here, I’m just waiting for the guns to come out at Walmart over a pack of toilet paper. Supposed to go to Guadalajara Thursday but I’m going to cancel as who knows if I would be allowed to leave or come back. When Las Vegas casinos shut down, things are going wacko. The Dow will drop huge today.

If you decide to go to Guadalajara and get stuck here in Mexico you will always have a home with us.

We have family planning to come visit this month and next, and I'm supposed to go to Acapulco at the end of this month which I fully intend to do, outbreak or no even if I have to wrap myself up like a mummy.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Monday, March 16, 2020, 14:24 (111 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias amigo but since I work for a hospital system, I should probably suck it up and stay at work. Wife is a dental hygienist and her office closes tomorrow for a minimum of 2 weeks. Brilliant idea to close up the dental offices so when you have a dental emergency you can go to the ER and catch the latest designer virus. I thought this entire plan was to not overwhelm hospitals.:wtf: I'll see you for our annual October trip.