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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 01:22 pm
puerto vallarta vacation, part 3

... our other adventures

During our six days there, we left the resort only twice: an excursion tour of the forest canopy via a series of zip lines, and a taxi ride downtown to see some sights and buy some souvenirs.

We went on the canopy tour on Day 4, and didn't get a lot of pics because we were swinging through the treetops most of the time. The runs over the gorge were amazing, about 1/4-mile long, and just as high off the ground.

We are equipped and ready for action.
   
 
I'm actually kind of terrified here, but got the hang of it eventually.

The guides would randomly ride tandem with people in our group, convincing several to do a run upside-down, including Nic. Wish I'd got a shot of that! The whole thing, once I got over my nervousness of heights, was an absolute blast.

On our last full day, we took a cab into the city, and walked around downtown and along the Malecón. Sculpture on one side of the street, souvenir shops and authentic Mexican restaurants, like Senor Frog's and Hard Rock Cafe, on the other.
 
Part of "In Search of Reason," by Sergio Bustamante:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For lunch, we avoided every restaurant within 2 blocks of the Malecón, and instead found a sleepy tacqueria a few streets in. Our server was a girl of probably 10. This was her little brother.
 
Best damn guacamole I've ever tasted.
 
Back to the Malecón for a little more sight-seeing. This artist used sand as his medium. There were quite a few of these on the beach. All of them looked as though they were repaired with fresh sand every few days.
 
 
I liked these dudes. Part of "The Rotunda on the Sea," by Alejandro Colunga:

Then, we found a really friendly tequila shop and bought a few bottles before getting too tipsy from the free samples they kept offering. After that, we felt we'd had waaaaay too much activity for one day, so it was back to the hotel for a beachburger and fruity alcoholic drinks.

Here is a link to Nicole's post.

Back to Part 1, the resort.
Back to Part 2, the proposal.
Up next: the conclusion, Part 4, an assortment of pics.

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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)

You make me wistful for the days I spent there!


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)

Well it was partially due to your recommendation that we chose it as our destination. :D


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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)

Yay!


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brucix
brucix
Non-Sequitur Man
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)

Now all I want is pepsi and guac! And a beach!


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dotcombabe
dotcombabe
Naomi
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)

Your photos are fabulous!
I can't wait to take a trip there.


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zind4gi
zind4gi
Bob Sahangin
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)

That's awesome. The zip line looks like a lot of fun. I should try it sometime.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)

It was great! Would be pretty cool if you didn't have to travel down to Mexico to do it .... but I guess it would be a pretty good excuse. :)


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kathyrhino
kathyrhino
kathyrhino
Saturday, April 4th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)

Oh wow, I'm missing Mexico's warmth and food so badly now. Maybe that's what I ought to fix for dinner tonight. What I would give for one of those mangoes on a stick!


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)

Oh man, I love swim up bars! (that makes more sense!)

Edited at 2009-04-05 12:04 am (UTC)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)

Swim up bars make a great amount of sense. :)


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