We woke up at 6:00am yesterday and got ready to leave Sayulita. We had a coffee and wrote the blog post for yesterday, and we were on the road by 7:00am. Kind of surprised that there was still a fair bit of traffic at that hour on a Sunday morning, but I’m sure it was quieter then than it would have been later on.
We pulled in to the big Mega grocery store only 22 kms from where we started. This is now just past the town of
As soon as we grabbed a cart, we were approached by a “time share” salesman. We have been looking forward to attending a couple of time share presentations, and seeing how much we could get out of them. Making a long story short, when we finished doing our grocery shopping we left
in the parking lot and we were put in a taxi to a resort where we sat down for a delicious Sunday brunch. For free. Then, we sat through a few sales people trying to sell us something we weren’t at all interested in. I kind of enjoyed the banter back and forth, and before we knew it, two hours had passed. Then, they gave us 2,000 pesos ($156) in cash, and paid our taxi ride back to the Mega store. What a good deal. Hopefully we’ll get to do a couple more of these before we leave the area. We hear that Sherman is full of time shares. We are very good at saying “no thanks”! Puerto Vallarta
Then, we went back to our turn off inland, 2 kms north of the Mega store. Only 12 kms (7 miles) inland, there is a campground owned by a Canadian couple from
. It is called Altarose Rancho RV Park. As we drove up to it, a pickup truck pulled up beside us and it was Calgary , the owner. He was super friendly, and welcomed us to the Ranch. He opened the gate and pointed out the 15 full hookup sites, and said we could park wherever it suited us. One other spot is taken up by a long term guy, but we didn’t wan’t hookup’s…just somewhere to park where our solar panels would get some sun….he said, “park wherever you like!”. It’s actually a beautiful spot, but not many people come here because it’s not on the beach, even though it’s such a short distance from Gary . Puerto Vallarta
Sherman, parked up at Rancho Altarose
We got parked up, and the chairs out and sat out with a cold drink because we had such a hard day at work today, and such a long drive. The two dogs who live here wasted no time in making new friends with us, and then
’s wife Jean came over and introduced herself and sat and we had a long chat for the rest of the afternoon. Turns out they don’t really treat the RV park as a business, they just like to have people come and stay and keep them company for a bit. The little bit of income is a bonus for them. Gary
Visiting with Jean and our new friends Reno and Missy.
So far, this seems like another spot we could easily stay for a week or more. We’re running out of time, but we do have some people to visit in
and there is a lot of hiking to do in the nearby hills. The next few days are going to be busy and fun! Puerto Vallarta
The view out our side window.