Monday, April 11, 2011
Going, Going, Almost Gone
My first year in this RV park only six gringos stayed through the summer. One couple, one married man (sin esposa), and three single women. This year three single men have joined the year-rounders along with two Mexican couples.
Three single women and three single men. Hm, is there the potential for love under the palms? Senior citizens indulging in sex on the beach?
Hell no!! At least not with this group.
The single women are these: one an ex-trucker whose dogs bite; one a woman who rarely leaves her rig and when she does all she talks about is her health; and me - cranky and "too opinionated," intolerant of bigots.
The men: one who's really, really old (older than old); one a man most people have never seen except for those of us who have seen him naked; and the third I can't say much about except he often has his shirt off. (It is my opinion that most men - of a certain age - should leave their clothes on. Please. I'm begging you.)
But if it's a typical summer - hot and humid - I won't be seeing much of the year-rounders. AC's run 24/7 and most people stay holed up. I don't know how the locals do it. I tell you, Mexicans are tough.
What I do look forward to is swimming in the Sea of Cortez followed by an icy cold cerveza under the palapas. Let's see how long I'll be able to stick it out this summer before crying uncle and heading north.
And if I do leave this summer, will it be for good?