We got back from the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico late Saturday evening, and I’m experiencing a bit of withdrawal today. Laundry? Dishes? And someone had to make supper last night, too. Me!
It’s nice to get away from everything for a while, float around in a pool, and wait for handsome young waiters to stroll by offering mudslides and strawberry margaritas. And it was great having time to finish reading three books on the trip…though one cancelled flight and an unexpected stop in Guadalahara helped with reading time. It was fascinating to see the level of security at the airport….including a lot of serious young men in army uniforms with very serious looking weapons.
But honestly, though I enjoyed the trip, I’m glad to be home again. It’s such a beautiful time of year here in the Midwest! It’s hard to beat these sunny, 70 degree days, the cool nights, the wonderful scent of grass growing, and the budding trees. It’s also great to be home and back at the computer, because I’m exciting about the making progress on several different writing projects.
Thought I’d share a few photos, here… the bottom one is of the beach in the town of Puerto Vallarta, outside The Blue Shrimp, and the one above is of a young man in the most amazing headdress I’ve ever seen. Click on the photo to see it larger.
He played the drums while another fellow performed a fast, wild dance on the beach just outside our open air restaurant in full regalia….though I didn’t quite hear the introduction and I’m not sure what culture they were portraying. Mayan, maybe?
The next evening, a larger group performed a fire dance on the beach outside our hotel, and it was wonderful. None of my photos turned out, though–the lighting was dim and those guys were moving fast!
We had a few glitches in our travel plans this trip, but everything worked out fine.
What unexpected adventures have you had while traveling–whether by land, sea or air?