Monday, April 14, 2014
"Under House Arrest"
On Friday, our weekly newspaper had an article on the upcoming two weeks. It explained that an anticipated 60,000 visitors would be here and therefore those of us who live here might need to make some adjustments. The amount of parking places is not enough for all the cars, hence, could we either use the local taxis and buses, walk but please not to use our cars - especially as this week proceeds.
The hotels ALL have been fully booked for these two weeks as well, not to mention the people who are coming home from the USA who will be staying with family. Get the picture? People and vehicle gridlock.
My idea - DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE. It's kind of the mentality when the weather in the USA is going to be bad. DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE.
So, Sunday I HAD to leave the house to do some things for others that I had promised to do. How to get there? One road has been closed for months that caused all traffic to have to go right through the middle of centro - where the processions of several Jesus were taking place. Nope, not going that way. I tried a back road that if you saw a photo of it, you would swear there was no way a car could make that turn and survive. Yup, that's the way I went. I didn't see another car......
Just as I thought I had survived NOT getting caught in any Jesus parades on Palm Sunday, uh oh, there was one at the bottom of the steep hill, just between me and where I was going! Oy vey. I crept along, in the car, and managed to get to my destination before Jesus on his donkey got there. AND I managed to get out of there before he got there! I hightailed it home after that thanking my lucky stars that the donkey and I, along with all the people parading, had not tangled in any way.
Today, I decided to stock up on the essentials in order to NOT leave the house for several days. First off a stop at the Blue Door Bakery for cinnamon rolls, just in case. (That is the photo at the top) A stop in the beauty shop to get a little beauty. Then a stop at Bonanza for bread and ginger ale to go with my Capt Morgan's rum, just in case I want to toast the sunset or the birds or the flowers. Well, you get my drift. They did NOT have ginger ale.....darn. I wonder how it would taste with mango juice........ewwww.
It doesn't take much for me to be able to hunker down "under house arrest". I'll let you know, in a few days, how long I've lasted. Feliz Semana Santa.