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.