Jan. 13, 2013
This week started out with a trip into Puerto Vallarta to deliver Ken and Rhonda to his sister Patti’s condo and we decided to stay overnight so we could explore PV a bit. When we got into the city the four of us walked along the Malecon and explored old town. In the process we found a hotel room for Jim and I. It was not fancy but clean and a king sized bed. It was the type of room that you could actually live in for a month or two if you chose. Had a kitchenette, etc. For us, approx. $35.00 for the night. Only problem, it was on a very busy corner and traffic most of the night. Oh well, we are adapting to many different noises. What do you think? Doesn’t look bad does it?
I really enjoyed exploring Old Town PV. Very interesting city! So much to see and do.
Sand sculptures and mimes on the beach!
Performing stage on the Malecon, lunch on the beach and people watching. So enjoyable.
The afternoon went very quickly and soon we were on our way up the mountain to Patti’s place overlooking Puerto Vallarta. What an amazing place to live, the view is spectacular! The condo is lovely as well! A wonderful evening meeting new and interesting folks.
After a great evening and not bad sleep in the hotel, we met Ken and Rhonda at a restaurant for Breakfast.
We then did some shopping and more exploring of the area. Said Adios around 2:00 pm as we wanted to stop at the Mega Store on the way back home. It was a very satisfying trip, and we were glad to be back at the RV. Will be in touch before they leave for home on Jan. 24th
The week moved ahead with day to day activities like buying veggies from Ricardo, as he drives through the RV Park.
There were special plans for Thursday to go up into the hills north and east of Lo de Marcos to some mineral pools. We all packed some lunch to share and headed out early in the morning.
Took us about 2 hours of driving on steep, narrow, winding rough roads. Through a couple of very small villages and finally to the pools.
We actually drove through La Cucaracha! LOL!
The place is very relaxing and almost serene. Looked after by the local Mexicans. Don’t expect much for bathrooms (banos) but the pools are very clean and the mineral waters feel superb. After an delicious meal shared by many and some visiting it was time to head back. We followed one group out a different road and had another great experience.
A couple from Colorado came with us. We stopped at a village and they bought beer and then as we were passing by a restaurant and pool, decided to stop and see if we could use there bathrooms. It appeared to be a recreation area for the locals with a couple of pools etc.
Went for more walks on the beach and into town, checking out the area. I made an appointment to get my hair coloured and trimmed at Yanette’s. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Next day was a lovely time spent on the beach, watching people and dogs have a great time!
We are now into week 4 and are thinking of going into Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday to say Goodbye to my sister Rhonda and her husband Ken.