Us? Not so much!
But, we went into the city yesterday to visit with some friends. Kent and Lynn are from Denver, Colorado and Kent has been a long time reader of this blog. He and Lynn have also traveled Mexico by motorhome, and they own a house on Cozumel. We visited them on Cozumel last March, and we had previously stopped in the see them in Denver the year before when we went skiing!
They were in Puerto Vallarta for a one week holiday with another couple, and the timing coincided with us being here too!
Nice view, walking in to town.
We walk on the road, but there's hardly any traffic.
We made plans to meet up at 12 noon. So we walked out of the RV park at 10:30am and did the 20 minute walk into the town of Valle de Banderas. Here, we catch the local bus and pay 16 pesos ($1.30) for the 45 minute ride into town.
But we messed up a little. We remembered that it takes about 45 minutes on the bus...but that's to get to or from the airport. We also had to do the distance from the airport to downtown, and we had to walk for 15 minutes. So we got there are 12:30pm, and Kent was there waiting for us.
Lynn was busy shopping with their friends. So we went for lunch with Kent to a little spot we knew from the last time we were here. They handed us a menu in English! I know...many of their customers speak no Spanish. However it bugs us, (one of the reasons we stay away from the tourist areas) and one day I will do a blog post about why.
The food was good though, which is why we went there. The bill for the three of us was just under 200 pesos ($16.50 CAN) and we left there satisfied.
We walked down to the beach to meet up with Lynn. Their friends were enjoying the sun, so we said hello to them and then went to have a few afternoon beverages.
The beach at Puerto Vallarta.
We met up with Lynn, and enjoyed a visit with them for an hour and a half. Forgot to get a photo! Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the bus. Hopefully we'll see them again in Denver towards the end of March.
We stopped in at Walmart on the way home. We need to buy a new Mexican road map, and we thought maybe Walmart would have it, but they didn't. Also, one of our batteries is getting low on water and I needed some distilled water for that, but they didn't have that either. I can probably get it at the auto parts store in town.
Back home around 6:00pm, just before dark.
Today we will stay here and do some more clean up to Sherman. Tomorrow, we're thinking of going in to Bucerias and La Cruz to visit a couple from Louisiana who drove down in their motorhome for the first time, partly because of us!
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