We like to eat in the restaurant's walled backyard. They have tables with umbrellas set up on the grass and the ambience is so nice. We both ordered the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and fresh fruit - it's always good. Lance ordered one of their coffee drinks - you can't go wrong with them. I usually order a fresh fruit drink and this time chose one that is supposed to be good for the circulation.
Then off we went to Vargas, the Atenas hardware store. We had decided to buy a fruit picking basket and a long, telescoping pole to attach to the basket. Our mango tree is huge and we can't reach a lot of the mangoes that need picking without some help. The basket and pole work really well and I also used them to pick oranges from our orange tree. The Vargas folks are really helpful - they always make an effort to find what we are looking for. Today our helper asked if we were Canadians so I guess we have an accent.
We also bought some fruit and vegetables from the street vendors - always a great deal and it's fun to practice Spanish this way.
|My fruit basket and pole.|
|The pole when it is telescoped out - this was actually a subject of some amusement as I got some wink winks from the hardware guys and ... well, I didn't understand all of what they said.|
|Quatro avocados - one mil (2 CAD)|
|Eleven tomatoes - one mil (2 CAD)|
|Tres strawberry baskets - one mil (2 CAD)|