Me and my big mouth!
26 March 2015 | La Culebra, Colima....laguna
I was roaming through my home village of La Culebra/Collimilla and walking down the hill past the Primeria
I was roaming through my home village of La Culebra and passing by the elementary school and heard the kids yell my name, so I waved at them and continued on. Then I had an urge to go back and visit with them. My translator Erich was there and told me how the Maestra was concerned about the slide and other equipment and the shape they were in. So I volunteered to work on them so the kids would be safe when using them. The kids also mentioned to Erich that I made nice lunches for them in the past. So of course I said I would fix them a gringo lunch. The play yard equipment consisted of rusty teeter totter, rusty metal swing set, a slide with a big jagged hole at the bottom, and monkey bars..rusted. The swing and monkey bars had to be anchored into the ground. So I dug holes for them and had some parents mix and pour cement so they will not tip over. Then I had fun sanding the rusty equipment and primed and painted them. I used spray cans and really mix up the colors which the kids loved. It is such a joy to see them rush at recess and line up to swing, hang, and ride the teeter totter. I had a lot of Costco tuna and large quantities of chunky peanut butter so it was a no brainer for what to give them for lunch. I also had extra jams the my awesome daughter-in-law purchased at a health food market place. I had my good friends Maria, Enrique, and daughter Yoana pick up watermelons, cantaloupe, pineapples, and strawberries to put in the fridge. Then the night before we had a cut-up party at their house. Two big bowls of fruit salad for the kids. The morning of the lunch I made 26 peanut butter/jelly and 26 tuna sandwiches on my boat. Then I had to transport everything, including plastic plates, cups, bowls to the school in my dinghy. Brought down the fruit salad from the Salaiza's house and went over to the tienda to get all the milk that I ordered. Needless to say, all the kids enjoyed the lunch and couldn't have been more thankful. I even had left over sandwiches and chips, so I fed four fishermen down at the panga landing and another five outboard mechanics next door to Mary's restaurant. I will post pics in the gallery. Pics in Season 8 gallery.