Friday, August 08, 2008

8AM - Like Southern California.
The scenery that we are driving thru reminds us of Southern California in the springtime. It is sooooooo green! Lots of scrub oak. This is mountainous terrain, and we are climbing. Up 500 feet this morning to 3,942' [according to Mr. DeLorme].

The first thing that Little Mavicito saw this morning, was a volcano in the distance. Could this be the volcano above the City of Cuernavaca that we see in Google Earth? This is an active volcano too! The plumes of white steam above the peak keep changing.
Active volcano!

10AM - Supper Camped.
Yes! We are going to have supper in the morning. Hmmmmm? Don't know why though! There is chicken rice making on the stove. Next we are going to prepare either fried or garlic fish and a salad.

Do you see the volcano just above Señorita Tioga in the pic below? The volcano is in the distance peeking over the dark mountains.
Our Supper Camp.

Garlic fish won!
Restaurants in Mexico call it "Pescados al Mojo de Ajo" [fish fillets in garlic sauce]. And this morning this sauce was sooooooo good! Our sauce has chopped white onion in it. I went back and scraped every onion from the pan and ate it!

Love those onions fried in garlic.
Pescados al Mojo de Ajo.

2PM - Some things are hard to find in Mexico.
Peanut butter, for example. And I might die without my peanut butter. Here in the City of Izucar de Matamoros, we came upon a Bodega Aurrera [WalMart of Mexico]. It is a lot easier to find stuff in these big stores. Bigger variety for sale.

I asked one of the clerks where is the "Crema de Cacahuate" [peanut butter]. I bought two jars made by Karo in the USA.

We also needed canned salmon, which I also needed help finding. Bodega Aurrera had canned salmon too. A lucky thing, because I might suffer without my salmon patties!

4PM - Nite Camped in Izucar de Matamoros.
Señorita Tioga has made her Nite Camp in a lightly populated residential neighborhood on the west side of Izucar de Matamoros. Ms. Viola and I are doing some blog maintenance this afternoon.


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