Diane Manning

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Diane Manning

Here we go! We're on our way to Sayulita Mexico from the San francisco Bay Area. I moved to the Bay Area from Puerto Rico in 1979. My husband Jim has lived here most of his life. After visiting several resort areas in Mexico over the last 20 years, we simply fell in love with Mexico. The warm loving people, the sense of community, the fabulous cuisine, the warm tropical climate and, of course, great tequila. Since we run an online business, we decided it's the perfect time to skip off to Sayulita for some fun in the sun and some work, albeit with an ocean view.

We sold our home in Alameda, California, donated most all our possessions and now my husband Jim, our chocolate lab Lily and I are loading up our SUV with 5 suitcases, a couple of boxes of financial records and some art and photos. Just a few more days and we're on our way!




North America » United States » California » Alameda August 30th 2015

Here's our plan! Our trip will take 30 driving hours which we will split into 4 days. We will be going over 1,800 miles, half will be in California/Arizona and the other half in Mexico. Day 1: Alameda to San Bernardino: La Quinta Hotel (it's dog friendly!) Day 2: San Bernardino to Nogales Arizona: Candlewood Suites (Also dog friendly) Day 3: Nogales to Navajoa, Sonora, Mx: Best Western Del Rio (Only dog friendly hotel in Mexico...well...almost) Day 4: Navajoa to Sayulita, Nayarit: Casa Tarzan (Great little villa with a pool!) We have rented Casa Tarzan in Sayulita for 3 and a half months while we house hunt. Wish us luck!... read more

North America » United States » California » Alameda August 30th 2015

Lily is recovering from the big fiesta today. She has no idea what's in store for her...since she can't read a map.... read more

North America » United States » California » Walnut Creek August 30th 2015

Our family and friends gave us a wonderful bon voyage fiesta today. So wonderful to see everyone, not to mention the margaritas and Mexican food were sublime! Thank you everyone! We'll see you soon in Sayulita, Mexico!... read more




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