Friday, May 31, 2013

This Little Piggy Went to Market

After our morning seaglass hunt or a few hours on Playa Norte, we often stop at the Mercado on Guerrero to buy bottled orange juice or eat at one of the four outdoor stalls. Inside or out, it's a great place to snap a few photos.

La Union Local #3 (we call it Poc Chuc) has these cute little piggy napkin holders on the table.

I have a funny little story from this lunch at the market.  Back in November when we were eating Thanksgiving dinner with friends, one of them, the comedian, came up with the whacky idea that we should field a rumor on the island that I'm a travel blogger for the New York Times in order to rake in lots of freebies and perks. She loves to tease and kept us all rolling through dinner with various crazy scenarios she invented.  Dinners at the better restaurants on the house, free drinks, comped rooms at posh boutique hotels, free cocos and massages on the beach, etc....

This particular afternoon in April when Craig and I were sharing an order of guacamole and tacos at Poc Chuc, an older man approached us from the fourth stall.  I think it's Tacos Tumbre?  He very formally introduced himself and politely informed me that the fourth stall made the best ceviche on the entire island.  He insisted that he would get us a plate of their ceviche gratis to sample.

Okay, that seemed very odd!  After politely telling him that we really had more than we could eat with the guacamole and tacos, he turned and left a little disappointed.  I've never experienced anything like that before while eating at the market.  Very strange!

The light bulb suddenly clicked on.  He'd seen me taking photos of our food and assumed I was somebody to court for a promotional opportunity?  Maybe he'd heard the rumor from November!  LOL    Hopefully my friend will read this and have a good laugh!

After eating, we usually wander inside so I can snap some photos.  This stall in the market hangs bolsas on a clothesline across the top of their booth.

The market altar just inside the main door.

Peppers and more.

And more peppers!  That watermelon looks really good.  Every watermelon I buy here at home is not sweet or ripe.

The stall with the bolsas for sale always has a table of cut pieces of watermelon and papaya.

Eat your veggies!

Is this pig skin for frying?

Another colorful booth.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  We're still slogging away here at home keeping everything in order for the occasional showing.  We had one this afternoon and tomorrow there's an Open House.  Man the mop!  Anyone want to buy a house in the Phoenix burbs?


Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog. The photos are so colorful and I look forward to checking in with you in the mornings. Been a few years since I was in Isla but I considered moving there and have since settled in Ajijic. Keep the photos coming.

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Anon!

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Peter!

drgeo said...

Carmen bought two bolsas on our last visit, she carries books back to the library in her Diego Rivera one and Frieda Kahlo carts graded papers back to class. I inherited her Mundo Maya bag for the groceries.

Hey NBC news reports housing prices rose 20% in Phoenix last month, good deal for you!

Life's a Beach! said...

drgeo, good deal if we can sell it! Fingers and toes crossed!

Gypsy Boho said...

Good luck to you on the sale of your house.

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Gypsy! I'm beginning to think we're going to need that luck!