Thursday, December 27, 2007
This is mainly for family and friends in the States who may have wondered just what one does in Mexico on the first Christmas away from family and loved ones. On the left is "Buddy's" a local watering hole and grill that is run by a Dutchman by the name of Remko. It's located right on the malecon (beach walk) in Progreso and is a place where many gringos like to congregate. We found out that on Christmas eve there was going to be a buffet festival and we went.
A great feast awaited us consisting of prime rib, turkey, and salmon as well as veggies, salad, bread and such. They also had what the chef told me was "Yucatan Hamburger" which was like meatloaf but it had pineapple and raisins in it and was quite tasty.
The decor was festive and intricate.
On Christmas day we were invited to a friend's house in Progreso along with an assortment of other gringos both full-time residents and winter visitors. Carol set up the house, and we all brought something to eat pot-luck.
At the table you can see:
(clockwise) Abigail, Ivonne, Bonnie, Indra, David, Chuck, and Carol.
We exchanged some small gifts. Here is Indra with her new back scratcher.