Mike's and my life has settled into a comfortable routine. Sleep until the construction next door makes it no longer enjoyable to linger in bed in a semi awake state; make coffee for me while Mike makes his juice concoction; we both sit on the sofa while being able to gaze out at the Bay sometimes witnessing a cruise ship entering the port; we both pick up our iPads and begin to catch up with our cyber world, reading the local and world news; Mike doing his every morning excercise routine; and, voila it's time for lunch!
Most of the time, we do all of our errands after lunch, which may take us all over town either by walking or taking a bus. Sometimes it's only Mike while I stay behind to do errands at home.
Or, if no errands, we work on doing research for our upcoming travels. A dip in the pool might even make it in. We seem to rarely go to the beach even though we only live a half block away. OMG, what sacrilege!
Meeting up with people who are following the blog wanting to pick our brain on why we like it here in PV and what our life is like.
|Mike & Janice Griffin|
|Shannon Wallace & James Heintz. I worked with James back in WA state. Mike & our good friend, Jack.|
|Randy, Clara, Me, Mike, Merrikay & Rob|
|Lucretia & Thad|
Meeting up with friends to just enjoy Happy Hour and the sunset at a few of our different venues. Or dinner at a new restaurant that opened, or enjoying a 50% off special dinner promotion with friends.
And, then there are the really nice unexpected surprises. Meeting up with friends, Shauna & Rob, and they bring along a friend of theirs, Andre, whose on vacation and we decide to make a day trip jaunt over to Yelapa.
|Shauna, Rob, Andre & Mike|
|The waterfall in town. An easy meandering up.|
|Don't miss the beautiful butterfly on the flip flop!|
|A view of the Cove from up above in town.|
|The beautiful beach of Yelapa.|
|Paragliders being pulled out to the Bay. He will be released once he reaches a certain height.|
|The Paraglider gracefully landing on the beach. The river that cuts through Yelapa is on the right side of the beach.|
Friends, Jim & Tessa Armstead, inviting us to join them for a private tour of the USS-Lake Champlain missile cruiser moored out in the Bay for several days.
Attending a fabulous one man show on the life and times of Woody Guthrie performed by Randy Noojin. An incredible show! You might enjoy the review article I wrote for one of the local online newspapers. http://www.vallartadaily.com/randy-noojin-at-democrats-abroad-sponsored-performance-tricia-lyman/
This keeps me very busy, as I try not to let things go sideways or get hijacked. It can happen in the blink of an eye and seems to always happen when I'm involved with something else. No complaints though. I brought this on myself by creating them.
Or, you're ready to head out for the evening and you discover termites have been having a field day in your bathroom cabinets! Mike to the rescue! Termites are quite a common element here and you have to be vigilant about them. Usually, they leave evidence. This time they didn't, so it wasn't caught as quickly.