Every year I'm ready to escape the cold nights and relatively chilly days by heading to the West coast of Mexico, somewhere in the area of the Costa Allegre - between Barra de Navidad and the Bay of Tenacatita on the Pacific Ocean.
But, this year, I'm heading farther north with many friends to Rincon de Guayabitos - a first for me.
Guayabitos is north of Puerto Vallarta. It has been known in the past to have a cold wave come through, so I have hesitated to ever go that far north. But, nothing ventured is nothing gained Besides, I have checked the weather for the whole time we are going to be there. It appears it will
be in the mid 80's during the day and mid 60's at night. Perfecto.
Many years ago, when Matilda, my granddaughter was born, we drove to Sayulita for her first "toe dipping" in the Pacific. It has been that long since a trip to this area has been made - ten years!
Looking forward to taking a boat out to see the whales and another boat to go through the mangroves to San Blas. Not to mention the time spent, sitting with my toes in the sand while sipping a pina colada! A lot of the time...........
One day there is a planned trip to Puerto Vallarta. THAT is where I always thought I would end up living starting in the 70's! When I had a design project to restore the first home built by an ex-pat there, I stayed for six weeks. Then I pined over it for months after I returned to reality. Somehow
though, I did not end up there. Luckily so, as it is now high rises and not the jungle town that I visited, lo those many years ago. I do plan to go to PV and see some old haunts along with some old friends.
Interestingly, our weather has been mild the last couple of weeks. In fact, it is still cold nights but the days have been in the 70's. Yesterday was 76 at my house. Aaaah...... Good news. Some friends arrived a few weeks ago and said it was 28F below when they left their home in the North. I cannot even imagine - nor do I want to imagine, living in that kind of weather. I am SO grateful to have sunshine here almost every day.
What a great way to start 2018. Viva Mexico!