Come for a walk with us – and Zona the Dog – in our little village of Playa Potrero:
This is the main street – the ONLY way in and out of Potrero, unless you walk the beach.
Let’s head to the soccer field…Zona LOVES to play “catch the ball”.
How about a pop fly??
The beach is beckoning.
“Go get the ball, Zona!”
“Game over, Zona. Time to go back.”
Back along the main road…time to hit the pool, cool off.
Walking up our road, turning back towards the main road…that is Super Ceymi, one of the main grocery stores we frequent.
Turn forward…the blue building is the local school. We don’t know the particulars, but it seems that there are various age/class groups – young children earlier in the day (7a.m.) and older ones later on (staying as late as 6p.m.). Every age group has a different coloured uniform consisting of a lighter-coloured button-up top paired with darker-coloured bottoms – pants or skirts.
Turn past the school, and we continue on…
We try to walk in the shade whenever we can.
Our complex is in a secluded, very rural area. These are our neighbours. They try to escape the fence whenever they can. It’s quite comical watching their owner round them up on his dirt bike.
Come on in!
Walk through the locked gates, and we’re greeted by the back side of the Rancho – a common living area with a restaurant-equipped kitchen. We think the kitchen is workable, but no one has used it since we’ve been here.
The building facing us is the first of two complexes in our compound. This building houses two 2-bedroom apartments.
Turn the corner, and voila. Lush and green awaits! And that is our building.
Our apartment is the one on the bottom right. This building houses 4 one-bedroom suites.
Come have a seat while we bring you an ice-cold cerveza or a fruit smoothie.
Inside: this is our kitchen. Small, compact, yet as functional as we need it to be.
And yes, teeny tiny fridge. But enough room for a small tub of helado.
Bathroom – again, tiny yet functional.
Bedroom: we tend to keep the curtains closed as the room can stay quite cool during the day with just the fan going. Nice when we need a breather from the hottest mid-day temps.
But let’s head back to the pool.
Zona’s ready for a swim.
The building is the common area, the Rancho.
Here’s the pool looking from the Rancho. And yes! That’s Zona in the cool-water jacuzzi. Best way to cool down.
Ahhhhhh…..nice place to spend some time…..
One last pic: sunset, back at the beach.
Thanks for being part of our adventurous journey.
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