Arlete and Dick like bicycle touring, sailing, travel and having new adventures.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
There's a happier man in the marina now, Darren. Haruka arrived today and I think there's a bigger smile on his face, even if it's not evident in this picture.
The first restaurant to try out was Doney's (doh-NAYS), just two blocks from the marina. What should Haruka try first? Their most popular item is papas locas (crazy potatoes): baked potato inside a foil boat shape, topped with chopped carne asada (grilled beef), a bit of corn, and a creamy cheese sauce.
They turned the overhead lights off periodically and we wondered why. It was a warm night and the palomitas (literally this means "popcorn" but it also referred to the flying bugs) swarmed around the lights. Hundreds more than what's in this picture:
Then the palomitas would fall into your food or, in this case, find their way into your shirt.
As long as the lights were off, the palomitas stayed at bay. Keep those lights turned off!