Vacation in Vallarta

Mary and I are passing a vacation in the town of Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico, about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. I drove our van here taking Venus and my bike, piano, two 25 inch monitors, and luggage; Mary flew down after visiting Mom and sister Sue in Fort Collins.

We’re staying a few weeks in an apartment 6 blocks from the beach. Murray, a Canadian married to a Mexican lives above us. They have a quiet old dog that sometimes hangs around with Venus. A Californian family without a dog lives across the street, a Mexican with two noisy Dobermans live on one side and another Mexican lives on the other side with two noisy mastiffs. Noisy dogs annoy us, especially considering that the neighborhood is safe. Sometimes I wonder if Mexicans would be less enamored with guard dogs if there wasn’t gun control; people always seeks ways to protect themselves against real and imagined enemies.

Mexicans beach buses

Nearly everyone in Guadalaja and other inland cities hops a bus to the beach for Christmas.

Venus enjoys Mexico in the daytime but hates the fireworks at night.

Standup paddling is as popular in Mexico as the USA.

Every city in Mexico is marred with unfinished buildings, none uglier than this one in Punta de Mita, a mile down the road from the Four Seasons where the cheapest room costs $600 per night.

The beach at Punta de Mita north of Puerto Vallarta.

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2 Responses to Vacation in Vallarta

  1. Carol Whitley says:

    Thanks for sharing, fun to see what you see. Must be hot for Venus to lay down in water that deep. I will send you photos from Panama. leaving tomorrow night. XOXOX Carol

    • Mark says:

      It’s usually 80-85 degrees but was 75 the day that Venus sat in the water. She likes to sit in shallow pools regardless of the weather.

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