So we left the RV Park just before 8:30am yesterday morning.
Our ride dropped us off just after the airport. The airport is about 8 kms (5 miles) from the center of Puerto Vallarta, and since it was till fairly early in the day, we decided to walk for a while and see how it went. If we got too hot or tired, we would simply hop on the bus.
Statues along the way.
Some kind of pricey looking condo building by the marina.
Not many people on the beach yet.
We walked for quite a while!
Before we knew it, we were at the malecon.
Our regular readers know that we do a lot of walking. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to you that we walked all the way from the airport to downtown! We didn't feel in the least bit tired. We werre taking our time, alternating between the beach and the roadway. Before we knew it, we were downtown.
It was Palm Sunday and there were a lot of church goers.
We stopped at a carnita stand for lunch. Excellent, filling meal for 30 pesos ($2.60) each, including one drink to share between us.
Wanna be a Mexican electrician?
We met up with our friend Tracy at 3:00pm. We hadn't seen Tracy since Puerto Escondido a couple of years ago. We've kept in touch on facebook ever since, and we were looking forward to getting together again. Tracy is originally from Texas, but she's been living full time in Mexico for quite a few years now.
Interestingly, Tracy's mother rents an apartment here as well so we were looking forward to meeting Joy as well!
First, we vistited with Tracy for a while in her apartment. The place has a very cool rooftop swimming pool!
What a great view from the pool!
Then, we went over to Joy's apartment..which is also very cool and with some unique views of the city. Joy insisted on taking us out for dinner, and we enjoyed a great meal out!
Joy, Tracy, and Kevin.
This local fellow was watching from a distance...
I think he could smell my dinner! Sorry buddy, my turn first. He was lucky enough to partake in some left over scraps!
Joy, Ruth, Tracy, Kevin
Hmmm. I think Ruth had a thing for the waiter!
After dinner, we went for a walk along the malecon. These paintings were for sale and it looked like Joy was considering a purchase...until she heard the price. I think he asked for $1,000 dollars!
There were a lot of people out enjoying the evening. It's the beginning of Semana Santa (Holy Week) here in Mexico and a lot of people come to the beach.
Nightime view from Joy's apartment.
Ruth enjoyed a cooling off dip in Joy's private pool.
What a great day we had. Tracy and her mom Joy are such easy people to talk to and they make us feel right at home. It must be that Texas thing! I wish we could have met Tracy's dad Ronnie, but he went back to Texas a bit earlier than Joy...hopefully one day we'll be able to stop in with the motorhome at their ranch in Texas!