Kevin y Rosie, Visita Numero Ocho!

Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please come along as Bruce and Mary party with Kevin and Rosie, in Puerto Vallarta, disfrutala!

If you’re going to be partying, best start with a healthy breakfast on our patio.

We’re at the pool hall on Av Mexico, bar hopping our way to…

Restaurante El Panorama! Rosie is readying her pro-grade Canon for a…

Sunset shot.

For dessert we share these treats, thanks to Kevin and Rosie. We split these two most excellent choices: flan and fried ice cream. We’ve all had flan, but not quite like this deliciously creamy and rich version with a caramel drizzle that complements the custard beautifully. The fried ice cream is presented beautifully and so very tasty there were not enough bites to go around. Next time, double portions!

Bar hopping again. This is La Parota in Centro. This bar takes its name from the beautiful wood of the Parota tree which was fashioned into this massive table.

We’re at Margarita Grill in Old Town and this is Kevin’s Margarita Grill shrimp.

Mary and Rosie opt for the Chiles Relleno, the portions are huge.

This is my Molcajete Mixto. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!

Guess what? We’re bar hopping again, this time at Los Girasoles on Rio Cuale.

We’re at La Caipirinha for dinner and believe it or not, this is a Parrillada para uno, A grilled meat meal for… one!

Now it’s time for…

The Vikings v Dallas and cigars! Sadly the Vikes lose a close one. We are watching via my Slingbox attached to a TV in my mom’s basement back in MN.

This day finds us walking the Malecon, on our way to…

Hotel Los Arcos. In small repayment for hosting our annual MDD party, for the past nine years, we have booked them a couple nights at Los Arcos. Like I told Kevin and Rosie, you can’t call it a Puerto Vallarta vacation without a couple days at the beach. The game we’re playing? Five Crowns, which turns out to be a really fun card game. Mary had to be dragged practically kicking and screaming to this new card game and guess who ends up winning all the games? Yup.

We’ve just debarked the Boca bus and are descending the stairs on our way to the pier.

We’re sipping on beers awaiting our water taxi.

We’re at our destination, Cascada de Yelapa. After a couple drinks and snacks we are…

Awaiting the water taxi, once again, at the main Yelapa pier.

By the time we get back to Old Town it is time to eat again. We are waiting for our pizzas at Los Muertos.

And here are our smiling beauties.

Another day has flown by and we find ourselves at CoExist our default restaurant for special occasions, this being the last dinner Kevin and Rosie will have in Vallarta on this trip. We have a great time talking about our plans for retirement, maybe a joint vacation exploring the Copper Canyon? Sounds fun!

The next morning Mary walks up to Av Los Tules and hails a cab and off to the airport Kevin and Rosie go. Nos vemos, amigos!

In closing I am presenting a slide show of Rosie’s specialty, flowers, these are pix from our neighborhood:

Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Hasta proximo Domingo!

December 25, 2016 · Bruce · 16 Comments
Posted in: Life in Puerto Vallarta

16 Responses

  1. Teri Walker - December 25, 2016

    Beautiful – the pictures, the flowers, the friendship you all have shared lo these many years. Christmas blessings.

  2. Bruce - December 25, 2016

    Hola Teri,

    Glad you enjoyed the post! Yes, we go back about 40 years with Kevin and Rosie and it has been a lot of fun.

    Merry Christmas to you, Cheers!

  3. Tom - December 25, 2016

    Even though it’s Christmas and I’m supposed to yearn for sugar plums and the like, you now have my mouth watering for our favorite restaurant of all time: La Caipirinha. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Bruce - December 25, 2016

    Hola Tom,

    You simply cannot miss with CPA and now that they have added their Colera menu featuring mariscos they have something for everyone.

    Thanks for reading, Cheers!

  5. Paula Knutson - December 25, 2016

    What a fun time. I always glean ideas from your posts. The flowers are beautiful 🌺

  6. Bruce - December 25, 2016

    Hola Paula,

    Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Rosie is indeed a magician with her camera.

    Thanks for reading, Cheers!

  7. Don Bell - December 25, 2016

    We and the Slavering Hound will be at El Rio Malecon for a couple of weeks from 4 February. We will be looking for you. Sorry about your Viks, but then you need a team. OOOPPPs. I can say that because here in the rainforest we don’t have anything that resembles a team.
    Hope to see you guys in a month.

  8. Bruce - December 25, 2016

    Hola Don,

    Hahaha, yup the Vikes, they are toast. Getting hard to find any Mn sports team to root for these days.

    Looking forward to seeing you, Cheers!

  9. Megan - December 25, 2016

    Pool Vallarta! That’s one of my hangs…although I tend to get there after 7 or 8
    Nice pictorial! Feliz Navidad
    -Megan

  10. Bruce - December 25, 2016

    Hola Megan,

    That is a fun place!

    Glad you enjoyed the pix.

    Feliz Navida a ti, Cheers!

  11. Charlotte - December 25, 2016

    What a great Christmas post- all the food and flowers! Can’t wait to hear how your Copper Canyon research develops. We found it to be too expensive for this year’s trip. Will want to know what you turn up. I’ll be there in a week. Hooray! Feliz Navidad

  12. Bruce - December 26, 2016

    Hola Charlotte,

    Glad you enjoyed the post. We have yet to do the research but will be sure to share when we do.

    Prospero Ano Nuevo, amiga, Cheers!

  13. judy murray - December 26, 2016

    Rosie’s pictures are wonderful, but I would Kill to have that table!

  14. Bruce - December 26, 2016

    Hola Judy,

    For sure, that was a pretty cool table.

    Cheers!

  15. Kevin - December 26, 2016

    Thanks for the memories once again! Party on in 17!

  16. Bruce - December 26, 2016

    Hola Kevin!

    Yes, we will party on in 17, 18 and beyond, amigo viejo, Cheers!

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