Wandering around town a few days ago I noticed one of our newer tourist traps.
Low and behold moored in it's customary spot was our tourist trolley, which attracts unsuspecting folks from near and far.
One thing I noticed that it was parked dormant most of the day.
At least it was in the same spot 5 hours later than earlier observed. Maybe it was saving it's parking space. Parking is often premium.
This will get more difficult as time nears to the D day of Dia De Las Muertos. It's normal berth is almost across the street from the museum.
I had mentioned it before that I thought it was a cheap thrill, having your butt massaged as the tires pummel the cobblestones around town.
This time I notice a substantial sign that was missing before. last time I had wandered past it.
This sign was their "bill of fare". Seems the trip will last one hour and the cost per head is 50 pesos. One hour whether in traffic or not. That means that in the next few weeks that will be one trip around the big plaza.
If you are lucky you will be able to get down to the dock on the side of Lake Patzcuaro, but the sign has no guarantees........
Judging from the traffic I saw today, I think the trip around the plaza may be it! At least on Fridays.....well......include Saturday and throw in a Sunday too.
Since I only see it operated on weekends, I suspect my idea of having a "Back to the Future" ride concession won't make me too many pesos either.
The pseudo trolley carries about 12 to 15 passengers. 15 if you happen to be Mexican, you know how they like being close to each other, Just look at the taxi's.
I am often amazed that they can fit that many people in one.
All without seeing the college kids stuffing Volkswagen Bugs, in the 50's , just think if there was a contest now, I think the Mexicans would win tortillas down.
Back to the Patzcuaro Trolley.
So let's say they have an average of 10 riders at a fell swoop, that amount to 500 pesos a load.
Not bad for an old used up truck, with couple of benches and plywood.
I tip my hat for that old Mexican ingenuity.
Wish I would have thought of it........