I ran into Jessie last night and she won’t be opening the restaurant this weekend but hopes to open next weekend, Dec 16.
I hadn’t driven north to La Paz for many weeks and was suprised to see the Pemex station on that side of town was nearly completed. This station is owned by the Todos Santos ejido and there was lots of controversy surrounding its construction. The water table in that area is very close to the surface and many were concerned about the inevitable gasoline leakage and how it would affect the water. Petitions were circulated to trying to stop the construction but they were not successful. The leaders of the ejido assure us that the water table is in no danger from the station. Hmmmm.
On a similar note, on the night of the Pueblo Magico celebration, the road north to La Paz was temporarily shut down in both directions due to water in the Las Quintas arroyo over flowing the roadway. The governor and mayor of La Paz were unable to immediately return to La Paz. In the time since then, the road bed has been raised and large drainage ducts run under it so that the arroyo water no longer threatens the highway and traffic can pass even when the arroyo is running. Now if only the governor would get stuck in el otro lado when the callejon is flooded or between Todos Santos and Pescadero when the San Pedrito arroyo is running. I am guessing that’s what it will take to fix those two perennial problem spots.