Rincon Part 2
Trip Start Dec 31, 2006
11Trip End Feb 27, 2007
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Tom and Marsha met us at the zocalo at noon. They showed us their nice little camping spot in a campground right on the beach. Sayulita is different from most Mexican towns. It is bordered by 3 large hills and the ocean. Folks have built colorful (and expensive looking) houses terraced up the hills. It has quite a high surf so has been taken over by American surfer dudes and their ugly girlfriends. The 4 of us staked out a spot on the beach and Tom and I went bodysurfing
Because it was late and we were´t sure how to catch the bus on the highway, Tom negotiated with a taxi driver to take us back to Rincon. $20CAD. Tom and Marsha are going home tomorrow.
Jan 12 - Merilynn was not feeling well so we just hung out close to home. There seems to be something going around - it seems to happen all over Mexico to us gringos.
Jan. 13 - Merilynn is feeling a little better so we went for a walk to a local sacred site - Cerro de la Santa Cruz (Hill of the Holy Cross). It shows the journey of Christ carrying his cross to the cruxifiction site. There are 225 steps up the hill and along the way there were interpretive plaques detailing events along his journey. It is a beautiful view of the bay and the town from the top.
That afternoon I went next door to a hotel that has a big screen TV and watched the NFL playoffs.
Jan 14 - More football games and Ray organized a munchies party at the Brisamar to say goodbye to some of his cousins and to welcome new arrivals. Everyone made or brought something. Ray made pina coladas and margaritas (10 pesos each). Then he brought out a kareoke machine. Only Prista - a cousin´s wife - could sing a lick. It was fun
Jan 15 - Bob and Lorraine (Saskatoon), Darryl and Janet (Sherwood Park), had vehicles so they invited Merilynn and I and Rick and Donna (Winnipeg) for a sightseeing trip to Sayulita. The day was kind of overcast so we layed on the beach and watched the surf then went for lunch at a restaurant overlooking the town square. It was great.
We decided to blow this pop stand and drove to Punta Mita, about 25 km away. We had been there 2 years ago and could not believe the development that had occured. Lots of ghettos for old gringos to enjoy the sun, sand and sea.
Jan 16 - My turn to feel crappy. I woke up feeling OK and ate breakfast but straight downhill after that. We had arranged to BBQ some spare ribs with Bob and Lorraine but he wasn´t feeling so hot either so postponed to today. I slept most of the day. Must be some bad ice cubes around.
Jan 17 - I´m not too bad today. My appetite is back and not so tired. We took clothes to the laundry, hung around the compound and got ready for our big BBQ ribs dinner with Lorraine and Bob. It turned out great. Merilynn made potatoes and the salad and Lorraine boiled the ribs and supplied the sauce and some wine. Bob did the barbequeing. Very civilized.