This is what it looks like, once we were able to access the locked blue door, I mentioned in my blog last week..what a difference a working key can make!
We stayed for an additional 6 days in the old town district of Puerto Vallarta and have to say, it was warm and muggy...and wonderful!
The people were friendly and fun, the restaurants were eager for our business and had offers to come and eat at their place, over the next one up the street.
We ate, we walked, we shopped from the vendors, and did our best (within our shoestring budget ) to help stimulate the Mexico economy.
We went on a 7 hour excursion to San Sebastian on one of the days, which was full of the history of the region, and the silver mining in that area. It was lovely, and entertaining.
We went to a coffee factory, were the owner was the youngest of 21 children born to a woman whose face now adorns the packaging the coffee they produce called
Cafe de Altura "La Quinta Mary". This is where we saw the parrots, and also the sad looking donkey.
|Donkey at Coffee Factory|
|We were offered the use of the bathrooms as well...|
|Table where they package the coffee at Coffee Factory.|
|Looking down the cobblestone street into San Sebastian|
|This looks into the jail... which was empty. It was all concrete inside, and dark and cold.|
|Inside the church at San Sebastian|
|Yes, they have 24 hour service at the local funeral home in San Sebastian|
|A home along the narrow cobblestone street.|
So, this was just one day while my sister and I were on our short holiday... yet it left a deep appreciation for what we saw, and what we learned about the people of this area of Mexico.
This kind of trip makes me very thankful, and less whiny about the fact that I can't retire yet...what do I have to complain about, as we have so much here in the US to be thankful for.