Well, it is hard to believe that I don't manage to find time to update our blog any more frequently than I do. Wish I had a good excuse, but I really don't. But let's catch up any way.
Fortunately in Mexico the sun is always over the yard arm, the beer is cheap and the Margaritas are yummy!!
The visit ended all too soon, they left here on February 2nd in the rain, and arrived home to snow. We hope that they will come visit us again next season.
We left Barra de Navidad for Manzanillo with our stowaway on board. What a mess! In Manzanillo we finally found real mouse traps, and the bartender at the Las Hades resort gave us some poison. Between the traps and poison, we are hungry mouse less - I hope I don't come across his desicated body in the future. Met up with kid boats in Manzanillo, so stayed there a little longer than planned. We also got to spend some time with Jim & Diana from gate 11. s/v Black Dragon showed up from Zihuatenejo as well, so Josh really got a kid fix! FYI the Las Hades resort area is where they film the movie "10" with Bo Derek. Very pretty, sort of mediterranean looking.
Finally we had to leave so we would make it to Zihuatenejo in time to meet Sue and Anna (friends from Tracy). We had a pretty good trip, the last 8 hours into Z town were pretty wild 20-25knots steady wtih on and off rain (did I mention it doesn't rain here in the winter?). Zihuatenejo is a pretty town - easy to be in. There is someone on the beach to help you land your dinghy for about 80 cents to a dollar, and the port captain is right there. Sue and Anna made it in with no problems. Had another great visit. Very relaxing. Josh taught Anna to drive the dinghy. He also pulled her behind the dinghy on the tube until I thought her arms might fall off. We spent a day at an all-inclusive resort and another day on the beach. Josh and Anna went parasailing too. Another visit that ended all too soon. We didn't linger in Zihuatenejo after they left. Basically provisioned and left.
(Above - Anna Parasailing, right - Sue relaxing, below Josh parasailing - self portrait.)
Arrived back in Barra lagoon on Monday and here we are......all caught up.