They have a neat thing here. You go to the police station to set up a panic button on your phone. You give them your phone and they program it so when you hit #5 and hold it, it will notify the police that you are in trouble at home. You don’t talk, they just come when they get your call that tells them who you are and your address. Nice touch. One day last week we went to do that. While we were there, a guy was brought in with handcuffs. They let him sit in the hall until we left. They closed the police door behind us when we left and then they dealt with their prisoner.
We have to take the bus into the main area of Crucita. We live on the outskirts. The bus dropped us off near the police station. Then we walked to find the tienda (store). They are little stores about like 7 Elevens with the basics, but not too much. I was told this was a great little store to get most of what you want. I was spoiled in Playas Villamil. We has several good sized stores there. Our nearest store like the one we had in Playas Villamil is in Portoviejo, a 45 minute bus ride. We bought a few things and went to eat lunch, “almuerzo” the $2.50 lunch special, which is $3.00 in Crucita not $2.50 like in Playas. Then we got a tuk tuk home for $1.50. It’s a longer ride than the 50 cent ride we had in Playas.
After getting home, Leo went for his almost daily swim. He loves the water. I watch and take pictures. I like the view of the beach, not necessarily the water for swimming. Speaking of view. I am typing at my new computer desk that we have put in our bedroom. As I glace to the left, I see that beautiful beach and the palm trees. The breeze is blowing and I am almost cold. The palm branches are swaying in the wind. Life is good at the beach!