People often ask, what do you do all day now that you are retired? I love that question, especially when you are retired in a beautiful location like Lake Chapala.
Take today, for instance. We left the house around 1pm, when our wonderful cleaning lady Mary arrived, and headed towards Jocotepec, a town west of us, for a nice drive by the lake’s edge.
After running some errands and on our way back to Ajijic, as we were driving past the row of restaurants on the lake, my husband Nick said… let’s stop for a cold beer. I didn’t need to be asked twice. He pulled into Restaurant Playa Azul. What a great choice.
The first thing that grabbed us was how beautiful and serene the lake was. It was like glass. I wished I was out on the water on a boat or a kayak.
Even though the sun was hot and around 80 degrees outside, sitting at our table in the shade looking out at the water, it felt perfect. There is always a wonderful breeze blowing from the lake. I sat there mesmerized wondering how did we get so lucky?
Everything was calm. In the distance there was a flock of birds just sitting on the water.
There was a small boy at the end of the wooden jetty fishing. And he was good at it. He probably learned to fish from his father and grandfather.
Our friendly waiter, Marco, came over and we told him we were just having some guacamole with topopos (tortilla chips) and cold beers. He said no problem. He then asked us what kind of music we wanted to hear, since we had the place to ourselves, I guess. And I said Salsa, of course. I thought that was pretty cool.
I walked out onto the jetty and took a picture of our restaurant on the shore.
The afternoon just slipped by as we sat there enjoying our guacamole and ice cold Pacifico beers taking in the view of this magnificent lake and thanking God for bringing us to this little paradise called Lake Chapala. We will definitely be back to Playa Azul.