Sunday, April 18, 2010
Back from Mexico
We are back from Mexico. The weather was gorgeous, the food fantastic and the drinks non-stop. I had tons of rest and relaxation as well as an exhilarating zip through the mountains.
We left Boston in the early morning made it into Logan only to be scared shitless by the agent that my passport while not set to expire till July "may" not be acceptable in certain countries; they like to have a six month clearance. They checked Puerto Vallarta's guidelines and I was fine. After changing my undies, we were off to our gate.
We arrived in Puerto Vallarta to warm 85 degree day. Our hotel was beautiful with views of the 5 pools below the last one an infinity pool out onto the ocean. Mountains surrounded us. Excellent views!
Day 2 - 3
Up early, long walks on the beach, drinks by the pool, eating, swimming and relaxing. We had several of these days. I called them my Hippopotamus days for that is exactly what I felt like lying in the sun and when it got too hot I'd roll myself into the water for awhile and then back into the sun.
A touch of either sun poisoning or Montezuma's revenge or both, not good. But still managed to make it, with the aid of Immodium, onto our city bus tour. We saw downtown Puerto Vallarta, lunch at an authentic Mexican village and a tour of tequila distillery. (I think was the couple shots of tequila that cured me.)
Probably the best day. We did the mountain canopy zip line. Steel cables attached to trees and seated in a harness with a pulley you flew atop the trees like a bird. Though I screamed like a girl at points. The highest point over 6 stories high. I couldn't look down.
Another hippopotamus day.
Our last feast at the all you can eat breakfast buffet and off to the airport. Home to a rain, cold and cloudy 39 degrees.
Speaking of being a hippopotamus. I weighed myself when I got home last night, not good! Back on my diet.
Posted by Rick Bettencourt at 12:50 PM