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Puerto Vallarta Wrap-Up

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: We have had a few more fun-and-food-filled days with Dave's college roomies in Mexico. The weather continued to be outstanding. There was golfing, shopping, swimming, lounging, novel reading and much retelling of tall tales. Such fun that everyone was able to get together for this occasion. More photos:

The view from Rosie & Terry's verandah

One evening Rosie arranged for a private chef to come in and cook traditional Mexican dishes for us all. It was so lovely - and Carmen also did the dishes. First Carmen (with the help of her sister, Lupe) served huge shrimp grilled on rosemary stem skewers, and another appetizer of beef birria tacos. Dinner was a massive salad with roasted beets, goat cheese and nuts, and grilled mahi mahi in a roasted red pepper sauce, plus a platter of chicken enchiladas. It was a feast - with plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.

The last two days we did not even leave the resort property! There are miles of wooden paths throughout for walking. If you don't want to walk to another building, just hop on one of the 10-seater golf cart shuttles.

Pretty paths

While security is tight and we did not worry about our safety, there were little thieves around the pool area. Marcia caught one trying to get into her bag:

Masked Bandit!

More golf selfies:

Before heading to the airport, we all floated down a Lazy River at one of the resort pools. Believe it or don't, this is the first time Dave and I have participated in this popular activity. Guess we have just never stayed at a hotel with a lazy river? It was fun - and really relaxing. After our float, we took a shuttle to yet another pool for a poolside lunch before heading to the airport.

Chicken Fajita Taco Situation

The hotel serves fajitas folded into a pita. Very clever. More substantial than a tortilla, and easier to eat. Very delicious as well.

We were the first to leave (we wanted to attend Grandparents Day with Lucy at her school Friday morning). Our friends spent Thursday evening at a tequila/mixology and food tour in Puerto Vallarta. Sorry we had to miss this - and spending time with our pals - but duty is duty. (We are now in Los Angeles.)

Until my next update, hopefully from home, I remain, your vacationing correspondent.


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