Extra Pesos in my Pocket (while at the Beach)

by Ironwood @, Friday, October 23, 2020, 17:19 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You're kidding, right? Google translate? :snicker:

I'm pretty sure this info is already somewhere here in my website. But maybe you've heard of a little town called Petatlán? We used to be part of their municipio and they were the largest town in the region. In Nahuatl "tlán" means "place" and "petate" is a woven mat made of dried reeds. Petatlán was the place for petates long before Europeans ever set foot here. You see them used as floormats and wall coverings here. Not that long ago many of Zihuatanejo's residents and visitors used petates under their beach towels or blankets. You can roll them up and carry them easily.

Need shade? Find a tree!

I got the translation from the feature on YOUR home page, so on behalf of Google, I apologize for their translation of "duffel bag" for "petate", and for my ignorance in not recognizing the "Petat" in Petatlan.
Shade on La Ropa is almost non-existent. We're in our mid-70s: our "hunkering-down" days are 15 years in the rearview window. No umbrellas and lounge chairs on the sand at Paty's? We stay home.


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