Souvenirs from Mexico

I forget what city we were in at the time, but we were having breakfast.  We had ordered orange juice and juevos ranchero (our favorite breakfast.) At a small table nearby our waitress took out some oranges from a large bowl of oranges  floating in ice water. She then cut them up and began squeezing the segments in a small manual squeezer. I was intrigued and asked her where I could buy one of them. She gave me directions to a nearby tienda (store) where they were sold.

After breakfast, we went and bought one. Here it is. We have used it for many years and love it. Here is another picture of it.

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George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

One comment on “Souvenirs from Mexico
  1. patti Hoech says:

    I’m getting caught-up on my blog reading…just got back from Puerto Vallarta last weekend…this week has been a rush!! We picked oranges for the first time at our casita in Tucson after all these years…we have never been there during their season and the neighbors have enjoyed our bounty – but this year we brought some home to ABQ – they are sweet, juicey and fabulous navel oranges!!! I should have investigated these squeezers in Mexico – you bet I will next time!!!!

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