Let’s see, we started our day with a carpool to a glass blowing operation. Two large buses were loading up their passengers when we arrived; that can only mean one thing….a large cruise ship in port. I’m always fascinated by glass blowing; how the artists can make such beautiful things from a molten blob of glass. The craftsmen demonstrated the process; the blob is heated, held with a blowing pipe, and the artist blows air through the pipe. It is obviously much more difficult and requires much more skill than this elementary explanation would imply. Our demonstration yielded a cute turtle, donned with a sombrero. After viewing the demonstration, Gina & Pam tried their hands, well, actually lungs, at blowing the air through the pipe…they both did great…although I don’t think their creations will be for sale in the shop; unfortunately, the ended up in the scrap pile. Then we had the obligatory time to shop the store. We’re not into glass; it’s too much trouble to pack it up to transport in a motor home but we enjoyed the outing.
Then, we followed our leader, Dan, to the docks to get a look at where we’ll board our boat tomorrow for the sunset cruise. We carpooled with Don (Lynda isn’t feeling great so she stayed home to rest) so we headed back to the RV park, walked Foxy, had lunch and went to Home Depot (we struck out there on the plumbing supplies Joe was after) and Sam’s…had no trouble spending money there. Think we’re provisioned now for the balance of the trip north.
Relaxation was on the agenda for the afternoon, punctuated by a little mishap when I got the urge to vacuum and blew the circuit breaker…well, the air-conditioning was running too…my bad, hope the sheriff doesn’t find out about this or there might be a fine. Wil came to the rescue and we had power pronto.
At social hour, the staff whipped up and served Kahlua smoothies to the group. Some of us went to the local restaurant, Villa Serena, for dinner. Food was very good; most had ribs and a few of us had fish. We enjoyed Mexican coffee for dessert. I not only like Mexican coffee but it’s always fun to watch the drama of the production; it’s all about fire, burning off the alcohols and pouring the liquids from dizzying heights….a show in itself. This restaurant is perched on a bluff and has a lovely view of the sea. We tried getting some sunset pictures but there was a lot of obstruction but maybe I can salvage a few and we should get more tomorrow night.
And so, ends another beautiful day at the bottom of Baja.