Tonight I made soup for the first time in my new kitchen, chicken and mushroom. It was delicious! The making was the most fun, all that space for prep and never having to move one thing to get to another... piece of heaven. I bought the chicken and the mushrooms at CostCo when I made another nicorette run. I also got some Ben & Jerry's ice cream, the first time I've had that in over a year. Cherry Garcia and Cookie Dough in a 2 pack for only $99 pesos! I could never buy that stuff before because we didn't have room in the freezer of the RV or it would have melted by the time I got it home from Cancun to Akumal. These are small bits of bliss for me.
Around 9pm we drove the 6 blocks to the plaza grande and went to a concert by Los Juglares and Jesus Armando. This is typical Yucatecan Trova, a genre that has different interpretations all around the Caribbean. The main instruments are the guitar and the requinto guitar. These were 3 wired acoustic guitars and an electric bass along with 3 percussionists. The guitar playing was impeccable, I kept trying to decide how to describe it. Flamenco in the Caribbean with a touch of Eric Clapton is the best I came up with. Incredible harmonies among the 5 singers as well.
Here's a clip of Los Juglares visitng the local newspaper, the singing starts around 3:35 for those that don't understand Spanish or want the chit chat. It was the best example I could find. Here is a clip of Jesus Armando singing with one guitar here. These will give you an idea of Yucatecan Trova anyway.
Tomorrow we are taking swimming pool 101 on how to work the pumps and filters for the pool. One of these days we have to finish cleaning out Tortuga and move her out to Chelem. We haven't been able to do that so far because of workers at the house or people parked in front of the garage. We're planning to go to Akumal on Saturday and we need to get this done first.