November 29, 2015
29.11.2015 30 °C
After breakfast we went off to find Elizabeth Taylor's house, or more precisely the arch built between her house and Richard Burton's. After some interesting exploring, we finally succeeded! Burton's house has been torn down and some very rich condos put up instead. They have kept the archway up over the street. Taylor's house is all closed up and is for sale. When we got back to the hotel after lunch, I looked it up online. For only 650,000 US you could purchase this large house that Liz lived in!
We did some more exploring up on the hill (Gringo Gulch) and found some of the restaurants on Don's list of good places to eat. At least one of them is so expensive, I don't think we will be eating there! It is interesting walking the cobblestone streets, although the cobblestones are hard on your feet if there isn't a sidewalk. I tried to stay on the shady side when I could, as even before noon, it is very hot in the sun.
We had lunch down by the water at La Langosta Loca. Had some good food and watched someone para sailing from right by the restaurant. We came back to the hotel for a rest and tried to find a way to watch the Grey Cup in our hotel room. Finally came to the conclusion that wasn't going to work and went out to go to a sports bar. As we started down the street we could hear drums and music. We knew there was a band concert this evening, but this music was coming from the wrong direction. We followed the sound and found a band performing on a street corner and dancing horses! There were several different riders and horses and they seemed to take turns dancing to the music. I filmed a short video to give you the idea.
As we walked back along the Malecon we found the band concert happening in the town square. We listened to a bit, but it wasn't very good so we went on to Paradise Burgers, a sports bar that had advertised having the Grey Cup. We got there just before half time and enjoyed a good supper and drinks while we watched the rest of the game. The few people who were in there watching the game were all cheering for the Eskimos, so they were all happy!
Walking back we came to the open theatre and found a fundraiser for kids with cancer going on. So we watched it for awhile, nothing very spectacular, all in Spanish, but enjoyable. Then finally back to the hotel. Quite a full day, it seems.
I remembered to post the picture of Don in the tiny hotel elevator. Enjoy.