Our travels so far:
So cute with his ⛱️ shoes 🙂
Yes we can make it over! and we did!
Our reward! Service sucked but what the heck! It was fun watching the pelicans dive for their dinner 🙂
Clean the sand off..
Fix the bench Mexico style
Us just hanging around
We know zilch about good tequila but needed to buy at least one bottle while here. We lucked out, this one is smooth
Even after being here awhile, it still surprises us that local grocery stores like Soriana do not cover their baked goods. No, we haven’t purchased any. Love those pink stairs. Zoom in to really appreciate them.Dinner time with live entertainment
The difference in such a short time is remarkable. Clouds lifted within 10 minutes!
The sunsets are still unbelievable. Are these colours real??
But first “Fluffy’s” for breakfast
There is a line up but that usually means good food to follow. Fluffy’s did not disappoint!
Breakfast: Me-Order of chilaquiles with eggs; Allan-The Mexican Fluffy c/w Fluffy Souffle Pancakes
Souffle Pancakes, the Fluffiest ever
A brief stop at the condo before heading to the market; “Rosie” is our welcome back committee
Love this market, so colourful
Allan’s new hat 🙂
My favourite chair!!
We’ve learned a 6pm start means nothing so we are going to bingo at a bar hosted by Hedda Lettuce (the same drag queen show we saw), bingo goes from 4-6.
First stop Brain Freeze Daiquiri bar, these are so yummy good especially on such a hot day. To select a flavour they offer a “Daiquiri Flight”
Allan chooses strawberry, mine is a combination of strawberry and ice blueWith Daiquiris in hand we walk to La Catrina Cantina for bingo. Been years since we’ve played – this will be fun 🙂 Allan is happy because there are snacks….
As fabulous as always, Hedda Lettuce!!We had a great time, didn’t win anything but did get the flowers!Aren’t we cute!
On our way to the parade, no surprise it hasn’t started yet. Waiting…..
Parade finally started at 727p. It was over at 810. Had a fun time!
Finally have a bottle of Tequila for our condo
The crowning of the Carnaval Queen is tonight at 6pm. Carnival is a 3 day event, as much as I search I can’t find any daytime events. So… 6pm Queen crowning today, tomorrow crowing of the LGBTTTIQ+ King & Queen (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer. The + sign means the addition of new communities and dissidences.)
On our walk to Centro, walking over a bridge, a local points over the bridge and we spot this fellow We walked around town and find a new (to us on this trip) huge flea market. We vaguely remember being here years ago. Not enough time to explore today, add it to our “to do” list.
Today’s Queen crowning is being held at the Malecon Arches We decide to have dinner on the top floor at the restaurant that overlooks the Arches
Order food, get food – hamburger for Allan, shrimp burger for me!
Dinner done, 6.45p still waiting for the crowning to begin (this is at the entrance of the restaurant)7:35p still waiting. Almost full moon, looks like the moon is on top of the pole7.50p: Finally they begin but there are so many people we can’t see in the bowl from the restaurant. We’re a little fed up so back to the condo we go. We were going to go to the crowning tomorrow night but not after the delay today. Fast forward: We learn Friday’s crowning didn’t start till after 8. We made the right choice.
Feliz cumpleaños para mi!! Super wonderful to enjoy my February birthday in the !!!
Allan made us reservations at A Mar y Sierra which is an 8m walk from the condo. Didn’t realize, until Allan read the reservation confirmation that there is a dress code, “smart casual”. Allan is still keen to go but pants are a little too warm. It’s my birthday so my choice. I’d rather walk to centro and check stuff out there, perhaps grab one of the yummy shrimp burgers…
Off we walk, Kyle & Megan call to keep us company on our walk. Stuff along the Malecon is more expensive and touristy, our plan is to choose a street within the Malecon ie 1st, 2nd, etc and walk up it till we find a fun looking grab a drink place. I selected street #3, up we goSights along the way
The bevvy location winner is…
Great timing! It’s happy hour!!
Allan needs a hair cut, a few step away we find a barber
Think this is the best hair cut Allan’s had in awhile. He’s “beautiful” again Not that he’s not always beautiful 🙂
Back to our walk on the Malecon
The Waves are high today, have been for a few days.
I decide (love it’s my birthday, my choice day) to go back to the Mission Restaurant for a Shrimp Burger. Allan is looking forward to a Hamburger. In we go, but not so fast they close at 3. Open doors are just meant for the attached hotel.
Where to go? There is a huge restaurant on the corner across the street, we’ll go there.. Best decision. I had shrimp wrapped bacon infused with cheese with a side of pasta; Allan had a burrito. Such beautiful presentation! Both were so, so GOOD!!
To make the day even more special, they came out singing “Happy Birthday Tequila, Happy Birthday Tequila, Happy Birthday to you Tequila”
Walking home we enter counter a whole whack of people sitting in portable seating stands as well as tons of first responder folks and vehicles. No idea what is going on.
Back at the condo we are enjoying the roof top playing dice when we hear sirens. A post the next day, on a PV FB page, revealed the event was to introduce the at least 30 new ambulances and fire fighter pick ups.
My question of the day,,,
A walk around Versalles, the neighbouring town. Versalles isn’t known or all-inclusive resorts and beach access but instead for its fantastic dining options and livable atmosphere.
Start at Ernesto’s for that delicious tortilla soup! I’m going to miss this soup. Maybe I’ll have to put Chef Allan on learning how to make it, now that’s a good idea. I’m brilliant!
At the door we are greeted by this fellow…
Notice in the back right? What’s that? Clothes washer, our course 🙂
My soup…yum, yum, yummy in my tummy
Allan is having a chicken burritos. Turns out it’s fairly HUGE!
Get it into you!! Delicious is his report
Nice they built the road around the tree Construction galore, it’s fun watching equipment in action.
They are still working at getting the water from the bad storm of last week under control
Very few workers, can’t remember seeing any, wear construction hats, eye &/or ear protection or even gloves.
We need a few more steps today so off to the Food Park for a bevvy. My first mojito of this trip.
We’re getting the hang of this! There are 18 stations, you take a tray add chili samples. The containers have the station number written on the bottom, we were given a purple coupon when we arrived to vote for our #1. Each station has a container, use that to vote for your favorite when all have been sampled. Our first testing Put aside the ones you like the best, whittle it down to finally vote for your favourite.
Beer can tower
Sunshine & pretty flowers!
Another band, we saw the blond in a grocery store last week, who knew they’d end up entertaining us
To hear, click here Saxaphone
Sampling and voting done, Allan gets us our first tequila shot since arriving. Not sure why we didn’t have one sooner. Walking with the utmost care cause they are so full
Walking back we pass a typical large Mexican home. These cobble streets are difficult to walk on!The sponsors apparently win the cook-off every year, this one wasn’t different… Captain Don’s, Murphy’s Irish Pub and Nacho Daddy, were the top 3 voted by the official judges. Never did find out what the winners were of the attendee’s purple coupon
February 09-11 was Madonnari ephemeral art festival, somehow we missed it even though we were looking for something to do on Sunday. When we figured it out late Sunday we decided we’d check it out on Monday.
Monday we have breakfast at Ernestos Good Grub. I am simply obsessed with their
So glad it didn’t rain, the chalk art is still beautiful. It must have been so hard to choose a winner. 2nd place went to… Notice she’s holding a “Rosie”?
Our roof top discussions of what to do PEDIS!
Off we go for a 30 m walk to “The Nail Bar” 490 pesos ($38.68 Cdn) for a pedi with polish 430 ($33.94 Cdn) without. PV, is certainly not an inexpensive place anymore.
Preparing for the pedi…The tap that fills the basin with water is so slow they supplyment it with water boiled in kettles. They use a heat rod to heat the basin.
She’s preparing to insert the heat rod Pouring from the kettle
Filled it’s on to the pedi…
Drying the base coat Applying the first coat
All done! Back to the condo we go….