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North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias February 14th 2010

Well, this is Thursday, Feb 18th, and we are having our second day of rain, so I will work on the blog some more and tell you what we did on Valentine's day. It was Sunday, so in the morning we went down to the Sunday market again. This time I was ready to do some bargaining. It was a nice hot sunny day, and we spent over an hour just walking and browsing. It really is a feast for the senses - sights, sounds, smells, tastes - and all good! Have a look at the pictures - they tell the story. ... read more
Fruit salad
Aguas Frescas
More fresh fruit

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias February 13th 2010

If you want to come to the Pacific coast of Mexico, and are looking for a really great beach, then Bucerias is the place for you! The beach stretches as far as you can see in either direction, and it really is as nice as it looks. The water is refreshingly cool, but not at all cold. The waves are enough to have fun playing in, but rarely too high for swimming. The vendors are not pushy, and often have things that you really want to look at, or to eat. There are ladies selling pies, guys pushing wheelbarrows full of assorted nuts and candies, and barbequed shrimp on a stick that can be had at a reasonable price with just a bit of bargaining. Young girls sell small purses and beads, and bigger girls sell ... read more
Nope. Do I look like a tourist?
Boats way out there
Sailing at Bucerias

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias February 10th 2010

I had been grumbling about the stupid noisy roosters, but then Steve figured out what they are really saying. "Put me in the soup!" We laughed till we cried! Ever since then, we giggle thinking about it whenever we hear them. In truth, you get used to it too. Here are some pictures of the wildlife around Bucerias.... read more
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North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias February 9th 2010

It's been over a week since I have updated the blog. We have been keeping very busy going places and seeing things. I will post lots of pictures in the next day or two. We have decided that we need to take a day to rest from our vacation! First, here are some pictures that we have taken around the town of Bucerias. I have mentioned that it is a smaller town than Puerto Vallarta. The "downtown" area and a few of the main streets - mostly where the shops are - are paved with cobblestone. The rest of the town has dirt roads which get pretty rutted when there is rain or if someone has a water leak - this has happened in the street by our place and the water running down the road ... read more
View over the town
Fixing some of the downed wires from the storm
You see laundry hanging eveywhere

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias February 6th 2010

Saturday we rode the bus up to the top of the Bay of Banderas, to Punta de Mita. It used to be a beautiful beach, like Bucerias, but we were told that the last few storms have washed away all the sand and washed up a lot of rocks. We found a restaurant with lounges in the sand, and had a bucket of beer while we watched the ocean and chatted with other people there doing the same. A bucket of Coronas - 6 beers - was 90 pesos - about $8 US. We had a nice fish dinner as well, then caught the bus to La Cruz - about half way between Puna de Mita and Bucerias. They have a fancy new marina there, with lots of boats in the harbour. There are nice beaches ... read more
Rocky beach at Punta de Mita
Good way to spend an afternoon
Marina at La Cruz

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias August 14th 2009

It must be the top of summer because it has been boiling hot here in Bucerias. That kind of heat where you get out of the shower and even though you use a towel, you just never dry off. The kind of heat where you walk around outside for about ten minutes and then you start to sweat. Not glisten...drip sweat all over. Ronnie and I have been hiding out in the sanctuary of our condo dodging the rays of sun. Even our pool is too hot to swim in. We thought perhaps Rigo, our gardener/pool guy, had the heater on still and when I asked him to turn it off, he smiled and said it was the sun. So much for a refreshing dip. Something that was very refreshing however, was a visit from my ... read more
Mexican Train Dominoes
We all love to read
Dad with corn ice cream

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias August 6th 2009

The days here in Bucerias have become very very repetitive and so I was very happy to be invited to help paint a children's home in Bucerias. Some call it an orphanage, but all of the kids there have families, the families just can't afford to house them. Sue, a woman we have befriended, picked me up very early in the morning so we could get to work before the sun got too intense. We drove for a bit and then turned away from the ocean and headed into farmland. I hadn't realized how far off the highway the houses went! We finally made it to a large, newly constructed building that was partially painted white. The kids were running around and playing as walked inside and gathered painting materials. I met the other volunteers, Harold, ... read more
Cute Kids!
What a cutie!
Maria taking our picture

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias July 22nd 2009

It was time for another visit from the parents that call New Jersey home. Being from California myself, I love having them as guests. They always crack me up with their stories and competitiveness while playing any kind of game be it water volleyball, Mexican Train Dominoes or Up and Down the Ladder (a card game). This visit marked a first for us as well. We had Ron and Janice stay with us in our condo for five of the seven days. Usually when they visit, we don't have the room for them and so they find a hotel. I have to say it was really charming to wake up in the morning to find Ronnie's mom was making us coffee or that Ron and Ronnie were already out at the beach walking Byron. Our first ... read more
Ronnie and his Dad
Byron found an iguana in the pool
Up Close and Personal

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias July 2nd 2009

Today, July first, was our first day in Mexico one year ago. I can't believe it has been a whole year and at the same time, it feels like we have been here for ages. I went back and read a lot of my first entries and it truly is amazing how far we've come. To think of all the people we have met and the adventures we have had makes me even more overjoyed that we decided to have this grand adventure together. Thank you to all of you who have followed our adventures this past year, and to all of those who have become a part of our lives.... read more
Thank You Mexico

North America » Mexico » Nayarit » Bucerias June 26th 2009

Time is a strange thing here in Bucerias. In the morning, I wake up and make breakfast for Ronnie and myself while the "boys" go for a walk on the beach. We have breakfast then take a dip in the pool and oh my gosh! It's only 11:00am. Then in the afternoon, we do freelance work, draw and read and then oh my gosh! It's only 2:00pm! Next we have lunch, watch a movie or work on art and oh my gosh it's only 4:00! So I start to think about what to make for dinner...make it and watch a show and oh my gosh! Conan is over and we are watching Jimmy Kimmel and it is 11:30pm! How did that happen? That pretty much describes every day for us here in Bucerias. We haven't been ... read more
Giles
Iguana
Ronnie draws the crabs




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