It happens wherever you live. You become accustomed to streets, sights and sounds. Be it restaurants, stores, churches or what have you.
I don't care if you're in Boston, Houston, Chicago or Shreveport. How often, if you live there, do you see the things that visitors come to see? Really see them.
This happened to me on Saturday when I was walking with my friends from Houston,
Barb and her husband Marks. We walked from the Organic Market to the Instituto Arts and Crafts Fair. I can't even tell you the last time I went to the Arts & Crafts Fair!
On our way back to where the car was parked, we stopped in a little unknown shop that had
wine in the window.
Much to our surprise it not only had wine, but specialty olive oils, a temperature controlled room with Havana cigars and Mexican cigars. In addition all kinds of gourmet foods from specialty meats to specialty sauces. and sushi! On and on.
I guess I need to slow down and step in some of these doors to see what's inside more often.
I thought the interior architecture was wonderful. Of course it would be nice to know what this was used for previously.
Often that thought comes to mind upon crossing a threshold here in San Miguel.
Barb and Marks will be here til the end of August in the guest house. Who knows what else I'll discover with them while they are here?
Life is good!