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Sep 5, 2015 - Week 3 In Mexico....
Week three - busy busy week! It Started with an awesome boat trip to Marietas with Hannah, Anghadad and Amy - the day was grey and drizzly in the morning so 90% of the other people booked onto the trip cancelled and we ended up with a boat for 80 people for 14 and the rain cleared into a great day!! We went snorkelling, paddle boarding, swimming - and looking for blue boobies (a rare species of bird found only here and the Galápagos Islands!) On Monday we moved bodega's what a day!! All four of us volunteers and Laura, Edwin and Uciel...Jump to full entry
Aug 21, 2015 - Week 2 in Mexico .....
So this week got a little busy....... On Saturday Laura (founder of Therapies Unite) and Amy and Angharad (physio students recently qualified from Keele University) arrived so we went to the beach (again!!) but this time we ventured out of Puerto Vallarta and went to a little beach called Mismaloya (the town which put PV on the map because 'The Night Of The Iguana' was filmed there in 1963!!) it's a beautiful cove with white sand and turquoise waters. We spent the majority of the day there and then went for Taco's again!! On Sunday we had...Jump to full entry
Aug 14, 2015 - Week one in Mexico....
So where to start..... Firstly it is HOT HOT HOT!!! (I'm not complaining though!) This entry will just be a short one as this week has mostly been relaxing and acclimatising to the heat!! Also I'm going to say now that this is not going to be an amazing blog - I am not very good at writing and it WILL be full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes but it should just give you a general idea of what I am up to and what all those hours of jam and decoration making were for....... We (Hannah and I) arrived without any dramas to Puerta...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2015 - New Years 2015 Puerto Vallarta Mexico
After not having visited mexico for well over 20 years, I suddenly found myself making plans for New Years in Puerto Vallarta, mexico. joining my best friend's widow, nancy, and a family friend, John, I ventured out with my travel "Coton", Ette, to see PV as Nancy has seen it over the 25 years Jim and Nancy wintered there. Although the beginning was pretty frustrating, over three hours in line trying to get out of their security area..from then on it was great fun. their condo was literally right on the beach as you'll see from some of the...Jump to full entry
May 12, 2015 - no stop in Puerto Vallarta
A few days ago the captain came on the PA to let us know that we would not be stopping in Puerto Vallarta as planned. Both the American and Canadian embassies recommend that tourists avoid the area after a recent outbreak in drug cartel related violence. For the most part the coastal tourist cities of Mexico have not been caught up in this, but twenty policemen in PV were murdered, an army helicopter blown up and banks and other buildings were burned. We googled a bit and can certainly understand why this decision was made. Our hearts...Jump to full entry
Dec 22, 2014 - Mexico Cruise
December 13 - we agreed to meet Bob and Judy and Diane and Larry R. (they are all from Swan Lake) at 1:00 under the big Pier 93 sign to board the Crown Princess. We were all early! Then Larry discovered that his phone was missing. There was a mad scramble. We couldn't catch the cab. He used the parking supervisor's phone to call the cab company - they didn't know the cell number of the driver so we had to wait until he called in. Larry and Maureen waited outside the terminal for 1 1/2 hours for the cab company to call. They never did....Jump to full entry
Dec 20, 2014 - Visite de Claudie/Raphaël et suite du continent Mex
Bonjour à Tous, (desoler pour les accents et conjugaison, clavier espagnol) Sa vaut la peine de mettre un point sur la carte a Puerto Vaillarta. Plus precisement a Ricon de Guyabitos, car ce fut un moment extraordinaire de voir Claudie et Raph. Une belle vacance Tous ensemble qui viens rehausser de beaucoup cette partie de mon voyage. Un peu courte, mais, tres agreable, nous y avons fait plusieurs activites que vous pouvez voir avec les photos. Bonnes nouritures, consomation, bon lit, piscine/mer et douche a tout les jours !!! Quelques...Jump to full entry
Apr 29, 2014 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta After another day at sea, more cards, eating, and beer, we arrived at Vallarta destination resort community of the rich and famous, with the best shops in all of Mexico. We were on a mission, buy drugs and check out two outstanding shopping centers. Jean and I needed more drugs; we forgot half our pills at home and were bumming drugs from Lee and Denise. We had checked with the ship’s doctor, who would have gladly filled our needs, however, there would be a slight surcharge, $105 each plus the cost of the meds. It was...Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2014 - Having Fun with Friends
We eat at a lot at many different places while we are in Puerto Vallarta. Although we eat breakfast and lunch at the condo, we usually take the bus to town and try out a different place each evening for supper! Some restaurants we go to every visit but we also like to find new places each trip. We also take photos each year down by the beach along the wall at Los Tules - it's a tradition!Jump to full entry
Mar 13, 2014 - home again
Our time in paradise is coming to an end. Tomorrow night we will be back home. Our flight leaves Puerto Vallarta at 12:45 and, after a stop in Calgary, we arrive in Abby at 8:30 PM. Too bad the forecast is for rain all weekend. Oh well, time to start dreaming about next winter. Goodbye for this year. Dave and NellJump to full entry
Mar 9, 2014 - Riverfest Weekend
Busy week. Monday was our upstairs neighbors birthday. Out to dinner four times which is slightly above our historic average of once. Couple of nice visits with Dawne and Reg,(Wednesday at El Rio for music and ribs, Friday at the Southside Shuffle). Spent Nell's birthday at Riverfest, (a charity event for severely disabled children). Then out for a late drink on the beach with Dawne, Reg, Bob and Muriel.Jump to full entry