Friday, May 6, 2011

Season to Season Part 2 (Mexico)

Somehow I don't think that we have things quite right. When the weather is beautiful in Washington we head north to Canada. When the drizzles of November and the snows of December come we hunker down in Olympia. It is just not right. This year we got a bit smarter and spent a month in Mexico. We had no issues and things in Puerto Vallarta were fine.

Our biggest fear was being unwilling participants in the Puerto Vallarta 500 which is held daily courtesy of the public bus drivers who pull up to stop lights only to find that their testosterone had gone wild. Revving their engines and slyly watching one another they bolt out of the intersection at break neck speed. Pedestrians beware.

Our friends, Jerry and Mary Lee, were delayed and so we headed to a funky little town named Yelapa which was a 60's haven for draft dodger and musicians. Our bungalow had three walls and a curtain looking out over the river. We were treated to a morning show by the Pale Billed woodpecker which is a close relative of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker.

Back in Puerto Vallarta we met Jerry and Mary Lee and new friends, Gale and Dana who live most of the year in PV. We ate wonderful food, enjoyed the botanical gardens and were treated to a wonderful night of Karoke in which Mary Lee was the star. We took a quick trip to Manzanillo aboard the Sea Story. We enjoyed turtles and whales in route and like Manzanillo.

It was a nice break that ended the last day of March. We came back to low land snow. Our ticket for next fall is one way - we will call for a weather report before returning!


James said...

Jan, thanks for the info on your trip to Mexico. Like you, we never felt any danger during our five weeks in Mananillo. However, friends we met, who own a condo there and have been spending winters there for over 15 years(they live in New Mexico)were car-
jacked on their way home this year. It was such an unnerving experience for them, they are going to sell their condo and not go back. She is 73and he is 78, so such an experience was especially hard for them, as you can imagine.

We've been spending most of our days in the yard. Mary and Marvin are coming over this weekend for Mother's day and Helen's birthday (May 11). Remember: we have a spare apartment, and you and Doug are welcome any time.

Jim (and Helen)

erinz said...

Hi Jan!
So happy to see you were able to escape the icky weather & travel to Mexico. Your photos are lovely and I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
Keep blogging! It's fun to hear what you've been up to. :)
Erin Z. :)

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