Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday Excursion and Downton Abbey

Well everything is working, it's just all in slow motion, but our energy is slowly coming back.    We took it easy again letting the morning slip away as we read and napped a bit.  Around 1:00 we donned our suits and went over to the infinity side of the pool to soak up a bit of the sun.  This was beautiful, restful and quite nice.

 Then we decided to have a BIG adventure and try walking down the mountain side to the old town. Although it looks like quite a trek, we had heard that the downhill trip is surprisingly easy, and we figured we have all the time in the world so we could take it nice and slowly.

So off we went, and it was truly wonderful to be out and about and doing something normal at last.  We walked down the cobblestone bumpy road, then, after crossing a big highway, we found a winding, rickety staircase that dropped us just in front of the beach.  It took us about 20 minutes to get from the top to the bottom.

This is nearby where the staircase ended.

Those two big condominiums up on the hill is where we are.  Our place is in the left hand building.  It is called The Avalon.  This picture was taken on a pier along the beach looking back on where we had started our adventure.

What really delighted us was that there were many Mexican families enjoying a Sunday at the beach;  it wasn't just rich Americans or Canadians taking advantage of the beautiful weather and warm water.

We walked around for a bit and then found a wonderful place on a busy corner where we had a margarita and some guacamole that was prepared fresh right in front of us.  It was delicious.  We talked with a Brit who seemed to be drinking his way around the wrold.  He rents a studio apartment in PV for $300.00/month.  He stays here in Mexico for 5 months, spends 3 months in Britain, and the rest of the time he travels around Europe.  He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day (in Britain that costs him $15.00/pack!) and his daily bar bill is never under $60.00!!

The Brit can be seen in the background...

We ordered some Mexican dish to go and brought it back to our condo, poured ourselves a glass of wine and sat down to Downton Abby.  I am still reeling from the ending...  it just can't be!!


Anonymous said...

Shirley Benz has sent you a link to a blog:

great pics. Lucky Brit. Downton ending a big surprise. Glad you are up and about. Keep moving and enjoy.

Essie said...

I just posted a comment and it didn't 'take' so will just say I'm so glad you're feeling better and am really pleased that your writing this. (Now to try again!)