Muggy Rain

Rain no problem, humidity no problem, living on a boat in the marina no problem. However combine all three and everything I own is either moldy or damp–it’s a problem!

Anyway, hopefully the stuff all dries off someday and the mildew odor dissipates.

One more week to go and back to the USA and off of the boat.

On the positive side, had a good time seeing my friend Sheila perform on her bass guitar at Pour Favor in Old Town 2 days ago.


Plus an awesome walking tour put on by the Puerto Vallarta Office of Tourism located in City Hall just below the Lady of Guadeloupe Main Catholic Church. It’s free–just tip the tour guide if you want to. And of course we are tipping kind of people. Those tours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9am and Noon. We went at 9am to avoid the heat (it wasn’t raining that day). Our tour guide was born in Puerto Vallarta in 1950 and had a lot of interesting stories to tell us,walking-touralong with the usual town history and malecon (cement boardwalk) sculpture explanations.  In this photo he is on the left with the white shirt, Jim is on the right. Notice the cobblestone streets and view of the ocean.



Cool Bingo

We have bought a cooler at the Sunset Market and have used it for 2 days now. One bag of ice from Oxxo was just 22 pesos (US$1 = about 15 pesos) The ice lasted 2 days so we feel so happy. Jim was alone and sick on the boat for several weeks this summer (while I was back in “The States”) and says that he never thought of getting a cooler.

The other day when we went out sailing with nearby boat friends, Ruby and John from Australia, they brought on a cooler aboard for the trip. This gave Jim the idea that “Hey I can get a cooler and keep it on the boat.” So far we’ve had grapefruit juice, grape juice, sparkling lemonade, energy drinks (yes, that’s my bad habit), frozen organic berries (hope that makes up for the energy drink trouble I’m in), and frozen rice & vegie quick meal dinner item. We’re in hog heaven. We ate and drank almost everything–the poor grapefruit juice is the last soldier standing. Today we buy more ice and restock this miracle box.

Now for the bingo part shown in the headline of this blog…..can you handle it or should I put the bingo to a different day?

OK here it is by popular vote. We found a breakfast and bingo place that the water taxi driver loves to go to with his family. It’s a huge buffet of food and 3 free bingo games, played while you eat, for just $79 pesos. Air conditioned and good vibes. We’ve been there a few times and never won, but today I won!..it was 1/2 of a 250 peso win. Fine by me, but the other bingo winner frowned a bit when I ran over with my ticket too.

I’ll toss a photo onto this post for visual interest. It will be the “Paradise Village” drawings that are common on the buildings they have on the other side of the marine where we go to occasionally shop, eat breakfast/play bingo, etc. The drawings are a bit “Reiki Like”; perhaps they are Mayan based. 



A little Reiki via Gemstones

Today I took a walk and found a nice Laundromat in Plaza Bahia. It is mostly a laundry service but had a sign Agua Fresca Naturales (more or less). So I went in and read the choices and asked for Strawberry. There was a nice couple working inside and they offered me Oatmeal Cinnamon. Seeing that was the best choice. I took it. Then I slowly drank it while visiting with them and cooling off after my long walk.

Then of course my business mind wandered and so I asked them if they might want to carry my bracelets. The stones have been cleared with Reiki, Sunshine and Sea Salt before I make them into bracelets both for my benefit and for the person who may purchase them. I was speaking in Spanish and, from experience, I knew the name for Amethyst and Turquoise so included those gemstone varieties in my explanation. They suggested the hair salon across the way had a lot of women customers and might be a better spot for me. I promptly visited the hair salon, and I now have the business card of that store’s owner, and of course I left my card too. Then I had fun meeting some other people from a restaurant, in the same small Plaza, that is opening tomorrow. The old sign says Pizza and Pasta, but the new business will be called “Pinocchio” . Perhaps I’ll play some music there with Jim someday. They did ask what our price was for performing, and I replied “We are flexible.” To which they looked pleased.

These are at the Boise Coop!
These are at the Boise Coop!

Rough Seas

Well we did go out today and lo and behold; I was sea sick. So my hopes were kind of dashed for being a sailor.

But then a few nice comments from a few nice people and I guess I won’t give up completely.

We did see a sea turtle.

Of note:

Today was 93% humidity on land, and as I sit here on the boat typing (yes, I sleep on the boat too–no breaks for me) iit’s very warm. On top of that I skinned my leg up getting on the boat after we docked because everything was backwards (we backed in this time) plus my hands were full and I was still a bit sea sick. So I tripped on the rusty wires that make a fence around the boat and then the wire ran up my shin hard leaving a painful scrape.

Jim left with his flute and “I’ll be back sometime.” Guess he’s having a man’s night out. That’s cool.sea-turtle


Marketing Idea for Anywhere!

This is a post card stand just outside of our pier. I sent out four yesterday to friends and family.

The neat part is one side is an advertisement of sorts for various businesses, but mostly tastefully done so one would want to mail them to friends. So it works as an ad and a free postcard. I asked a lady walking by who admired the stand to pose for a photo to show how big the stand is.

They were out of the yummy looking avocado ones but I found a close up of a movie star (local cinema), an opal mine tour company, a light and electricity service one, plus some blank ones you can color on (had some kind of tagline on it). I already drew stick figures on one of Jim and I and our boat Hokulele. I might share that drawing on a future post.

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Free Postcards