Monday, October 31, 2005

Nick and Francesca as pirates Posted by Picasa

Neo explaining what the Matrix is with the help of a few beers. Posted by Picasa

Bedroom eyes. Posted by Picasa

Chelle, Judy and Verna Posted by Picasa

Judy was Cher and Josh was an FBI guy and then changed into Neo from the Matrix. He had switched into black pants by the time we had left for the party.  Posted by Picasa

Mr and Mrs  Posted by Picasa

Just like I always say, "The socks make the outfit". Posted by Picasa

Isn't she just the most adorable thing in the world? Posted by Picasa

Chelle was the St. Pauli Girl and I am just random German/Austrian Guy. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Back at the resort to pack, sleep and check out. Posted by Picasa

This couple were so funny looking after the balloon guy had his way with them. Posted by Picasa

Me with Crazy Chicken Dude and Big Afro Dude at Senior Frogs. Posted by Picasa

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Another from the Pirate Ship Posted by Picasa

Wednesday already and off to the pool. TOO MANY TOURISTS TAKING OUR SPOTS! 4 big ships in port and we were not early birds – therefore missed out on poolside chairs. Oh well, I think our bottoms could use a rest from the cool pool tiles – maybe some exercise………..maybe notJ

The ships are truly impressive. We admired them from ashore and bubbled enthusiastically about our up coming cruise in January. Certainly we will have re-couped from this vacation by the time we need to Cruise. Yippee!!!!!!

Ships A-Hoy! We couldn’t resist. The Pirate’s Life for us tonight. How fun.
The ship leaves the dock at 6 sharp with a full crew of mates with smiling faces. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset and several laughs. The show was cute- very impressive to watch them dance on the deck of a rocking ship. Dinner of filet and shrimp and several margaritas. Another festive night – didn’t realize that things could ever really be this great – EVERYNIGHT!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tuesday already and the sun shines like it has not yet even rested. Coffee is dark and robust and we make plans to lounge around the pool again today. We took a jaunt around the grounds of our vast complex. There are beautiful Bougainvillea gardens, expansive palms and Birds of Paradise to greet us around every corner. The lovely Mexican tiled water fountains and pools authenticate even more our dream vacation home.

A special “anniversary dinner” at Bogarts…exquisite!!!! This Moroccan themed restaurant is a part of Krystal as well. Traditional white domed ceilings atop majestic carpets over the brick and gold inlayed floor. A huge waterfall glistened at the center (and right next to our table) under candlelit stars of bronze. We dined on lobster and steak and a beautiful shrimp risotto. Crème Brulee topped off our perfectly romantic evening. We are so excessively full and tremendously blessed!!!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Here are some more photos of the waterfall that we visited via horseback.

This is view of our resort from the boat on the way home.

Lunde arrives are we are ready to party. Early morning rise to meet Hector to take us to our boat for a day cruise. Luna de Meil disembarks at 10 am sharp and we weren’t even late.

Breaky treats of fruit juice, and shortbread cakes then onto the good stuff – Mai Tais and floating at sea.

First stop was at the tres rocks for snorkeling. Really gloomy water and huffing the boat gas made for not the greatest experience --- but we at least we tried it anyway.

2nd stop at Los Animas for cheeseburger lunch and rest on white sandy beach.

Headed farther south for the trek on horseback to the romantic site of the hidden waterfall. This was really amazing! A very good investment to get those horsey tickets……incredible inclines and muddy ravines are much better handled by horses than Honeymooners in flip flops – that is for certain. This trek took nearly 45 minutes each way through the jungle where the indigenous live among the iquanas and chickens in very ancient ways. Their huts are equipped with modern stoves, yet no walls, or running water and truly littered surroundings. Very sad lives within very lush and lovely nature.

Dance party de Miel hosted by Miguel featuring many cervesas and lots of laughs. Arrived happy and tipsy and giggled the entire block home safe and sound to 136 for room service and pj party of our own. Sweet dreams.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Sunday sunshine and the swim up bar beckons us! Cheers, beers, and festive dears are we. Another beautiful day awaits. Some food and drink at the Crab Shack and then back to our lounge chairs to rest from nearly 2 hours of being awake. Haha.

Soooooo tired from resting all day we return to the room to take a nap. Steak dinner and a brief walk then back to bed. What a full day. Vacation is really hard work.