Saturday is shopping day in San Pedro

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MMaria gives a little wave between waiting on customers, like Rose, at right, this morning.
MMaria gives a little wave between waiting on customers, like Rose, at right, this morning.

With no prospect for internet installation today, Rose and I were free to move about the caye.

That means getting some shopping done.

The fun of it all is that there is no one place to get it all.

Our first stop was the Lion’s Club which holds a monthly rummage sale. People can lease a couple of tables and unload their excess. Rose picked up some shorts and we got some books.

Then it was on to Super Buy on Angel Coral Drive, the back street, for the staples — paper goods, canned goods etc. This is as close to a supermarket as we get here. Maybe six aisles crammed with drygoods.

A couple of hefty BBQ'd chicken breasts to go, please. This couple runs a weekend shop on Ambergris Street, just up from the town's Central Park.
A couple of hefty BBQ’d chicken breasts to go, please. This couple runs a weekend grill on Ambergris Street, just up from the town’s Central Park.

We want chicken for dinner so we stopped at a little barbecue stand just off Barrier Reef Drive and picked up two freshly cooked chicken breasts for $5US to go. On Saturday and Sunday, roadside BBQ’s pop up all over town.  It begins to smell like one huge cook-out!

For fruits and produce it was over to Maria’s a roadside stand south of the airport. Having been there once before, Maria greeted us like old friends and handed us a bag of freshly sliced pineapple to munch on as we shopped.

One of her specialties is fresh juices. We picked up a big jug of pineapple-coconut-ginger along with carrots, bananas, tomatoes and lots more.

With baskets sagging and bags hanging off the handle bars we still had one more stop, at Casa Pan Dulce Bakery, on Laguna Drive just before the bridge, for fresh bread and some “snacks.”

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6 thoughts on “Saturday is shopping day in San Pedro

    mspshawn said:
    March 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I look forward to your posts, I hope the internet person arrives early next week! We live in central Indiana, another snow storm is hitting tomorrow. Belize is sounding better and better… Take care.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      March 4, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      The WiFi guys arrived today, Tuesday, March 4. So excited!

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    Karen Kelly said:
    March 1, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Fabulous! Sounds yummy.

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    Emily said:
    March 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Awwww, so fun to see a photo of Maria! We miss her.

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