But I bet they had good tamales!
Lori:All mexican stuff inside, meat market and deli, all stuff we didn't recognize. we bought some chip things, tasted like shrimp chips. The whole town was sort of, Mexican. Old and historic place in the middle of farm country. Lots of migrant farm workers and a main street which has seen better days. It would be nice to spend some time walking around, if only we had time
Ha! Funny Bob. Don't drink the water.
Trobairitz:I should have taken some photos of the outside seating area. This town reminded me of Toppenish with streets that made you feel you were in Mexico, with stores and food trucks.I have a sensitive stomach so I would pass on the water, unless it was sealed. They have been known to refill bottled water containers, as part of my safety precautions I would stick to canned pop so I can hear the fizz when opened
My turn to be AWOL Bob. Nuts is the only way to describe the work pressures I'm living with. As always your blog is a source of relief and pleasure.Warm regards,David
David:I have also been time challenged. So many blogs to read and I got behind. Didn't I tell you before that you needed more time for "yourself". You should have stayed another day or two when you were here. Trying to cram too much into few days, then back to work trying to cram 12 hours of work into 8 hours. No wonder you need to ride your Vespa, need to clear your mindSomething I have been doing lately is . . . nothing ! try it. Just stop, sit somewhere scenic and just BE, and do nothing. You will find it refreshing
You should have learned Mandarin as a child.
Mr Conchscooter:in my formidable years I was forced to go to Chinese Language school but it was Cantonese back then . . . before Mandarin was invented. I am glad you are going to enter the modern age with your new iPhone/smartphone. Change is inevitable . . . even for you
But the real question, did they have good Mexican food?
Richard:we wanted to arrive home at an early hour. It takes around 8 hours to drive from Corvallis to Vancouver, dependant on border wait times, plus lunch and rest stops, and one fuel stop. Plus we also stopped to buy some "stuff" so shopping added another 2-1/2 hours. We wanted to have a quick break as not to waste too much time, so we chose the "Sizzler" in South Centre. A small steak and salad bar hit the spot. The next time you come down here we could go there and try some Mexican. That store was on the main street of Historic Downtown Centralia
We stayed in Centralia back in June but had BBQ instead. I love going into "specialty" stores. I buy something that looks edible, and try it. If it's not edible I have gained by experience even if lost in dinero....haha.
Chris:one of my favourite towns is Toppenish, WA. I love to walk into those Mexican stores and eat from those trucks. You should scoot there one day. They also have a notable Indian Museum
... so, you never did answer the question, did they have good Mexican Food? You get distracted so easily Bob. What, only 2.5 hours for shopping, Yvonne must be a speed shopper!)
Karen:I already mentioned that we didn't wish to ruin our lunch, we had to make time and head North. They did have a Deli inside with tables outside, perhaps next time we could go there and try the food.ps: shopping was 2.5 hours of torture, but we had specific things to look for