Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Market in Old Mexico

Using the trusty GPS, we punched in the coordinates for the nearest Albertsons here in Cathedral City, California.  Arriving at the address we found Albertsons was no longer there, instead was another grocery, Cardenas Market.  Okay, we decided we would give it a try.

Cardenas#1  Where are we?  The grocery was like a market in downtown Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.  The produce section was enormous and colorful like a Mexican farmers’ market!  All the signs were Spanish, the background Banda music was playing and with the exception of one other couple, everyone spoke Spanish.  Okay, we are here and we need groceries.  Honestly, the store was neat and clean; kind of a Mexican Whole Foods store with much better prices.  But, they had items I have never seen before, especially in the meat section.  Chicken feet (see picture below), cow lips, tripe?  We found out the chicken feet are a crunchy snack when fried.  Hmmmm…

Cardenas#3We looked like a couple of goofballs in that store—stopping to stare at the food and then at each other with raised eyebrows.  We stumbled out of there laughing our heads off.  Or LMAO for you seasoned text message senders.  Another learning experience.

After we arrived home, I remembered reading a post on one of my favorite blogs, http://www.rvgoddess.com/, about this store.  I have to say, I was too shy to take pictures; so I am using the photographs from the RV Goddess blog.  We also learned this is a Mexican-based grocery located in California.  Interesting.

Out of our comfort zone, but having fun with it.

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