Right after Trevor’s dad and Betti left the boat to catch their bus back to home in Mazatlan, Trevor and I had about 4 hours to turn the boat over for our next visitors!!!!!
Long, long time ago in a galaxy far far away….. (sorry I am having a challenge starting this blog post)….there were 5 girls who attended the same grad school at UW. All but 1 lady made it to PV to come and visit TRevor and I to bring in the New Year….but we added 1 spouse. Rachael and Chris, Caitlin and Sari all took off time from work (Anum….still disappointed…with love) to visit us for a week. We had a staggered arrival some planned and some not (Sari arrived a day late due to her foreign passport and not being able to check in to the flight online….those Finnish people always causing trouble).
Words can’t express how much fun we had:
We went to Los Arcos, about 9 miles from PV. Most everyone hadn’t snorkeled before but after a short lesson everyone seemed to get the hang of it and was off seeing fish, a turtle, and a ray. We had lunch and a smorgas board for happy hour.
We also decided to visit La Cruz for New Years Eve. La Cruz, we heard, had an incredible vantage point to see all the fireworks across the entire Banderas bay and in deed it did. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Octopus Gardens and our server was from Oregon but moved to Mexico as a teenager. We proceeds to a bonfire on the beach and meet a few cruiser friends. Feeling a bit sober…we found ourselves at Chris’s FAVORITE margarita place (he only had 1 margherita there but swore it was the best he had ever had!!!) We listened to live music and did a short jig on the dance floor.
After the NYE…we decided to take a trip to a local town, Yelapa. Yelapa is only accessible by boat. The town is owned collectively and is not owned by any “private” person. This is a very tourist attraction. It has a wonderful walk to a waterfall and is known for it’s local “moonshine” and for it’s homemade pies. We tried BOTH!
Rachael and Chris left and we had 1 more day with Sari and Caitlin and we thought we would get a bit more travel under our belts so we took the bus to a little surf town called Sayulita.
It had been a fantastic week!!! We are so happy to share our boat life with you ladies (and gentleman) and we are honored that you all took out the time and resources to come and visit us in Mexico! I love you all : )
p.s. Rachael, still waiting on the photos from the Yelapa cruise : )