We took the Sur bus from the depot in Puerto Escondido to San Antonio, which is where the road to Mazunte starts. Rob continued on to Huatulco, where he flies out tomorrow night. We got a taxi which took us to our rental in Mazunte. David, our host, met us and gave us our orientation. Our casa is high up on the hill above their place. We think there is something like 60 or more vertical steps from street level to our door, and that's not counting the parts that are sloped but not so steep as to need steps. It is a nice place and we do have a small view of the ocean from our patio/palapa.
We went down to town and had lunch at Tania's Restaurant, which was good. They have a big screen TV so Don's thinking it might come in handy for the last day of the Oympics. Then we bought some groceries and headed back up the steps.
David had told us that one of their neighbours were having a birthday party for their 3 year old. These neighbours play loud music, which is irritating to David and Tiki. So they have planned an excursion at 4:00 to Zipolita, one of the beach towns just down the coast. They invited us to go along so of course, we said yes. There were also 3 other guests of theirs, who came along. We drove over in their vehicle, which just fit 7, and sat on the beach for awhile, enjoying the ocean. This beach is clothing optional, so sometimes the view was enhanced! Then we went to a restaurant on the beach for supper. After supper we walked along the beach and then up on the street to get to their favourite dessert spot. Brownies and tira-misu, yum! They still thought it was too early to go home because the music would likely still be blasting. So they took us to a theatre of sorts. Lawn chairs in rows in front of a big screen and a movie played off a laptop! Very different, but OK. You could also have beer or pop as you watched. We saw "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", which we enjoyed. Then we all came home and it was quiet! So to bed.