The weather was just perfect today. It’s been cool, cloudy and just not very “Mazatlandish” lately. I spent the morning cleaning up the rig, rinsing the bird crap off the patio and hosing off the truck. It’s really dusty around here with all the construction and even though I’d washed the truck it was now filthy. Tomorrow Ian (Eric’s brother) and his wife Linda are coming to Mazatlan for a month and they’ve rented a house in the Cerritos Resort which is about a 1/2 hour walk from us. We’ll go to the airport tomorrow afternoon to pick them up, get their luggage to their house and then bring them back to our place for happy hour and dinner. They’ve just finished a five day marathon drive fromKelowna to Phoenix where they’ll leave their car while they fly to Mazatlan. I’m betting they’ll both be fried when they get here.
This afternoon Eric and I headed over to the beach. It really hasn’t been beach weather lately but today it was a perfect day and the beach was crowded with Nationals from many different states who here on holiday. Mazatlan is a popular destination for Christmas because of the beaches and they bring their families and set up small palapa tents to eat, drink, swim and just have fun. Really nice to see. Today the tide was out, the surf was calm and the water was warm so everyone was enjoying themselves. It was shallow enough that even the smallest children could get in and play in the water. Eric and I both got in for a swim (Eric twice) and it was just the nicest day. Sorry for no pictures but I rarely take the camera to the beach and I was too tired to walk back to the park and get it.
The Torres resort which is right on the beach was setting up for a huge New Year’s Eve bash. Huge tents, about 14 stainless steel barbecues, heated chafing dishes, boxes of wineglasses, huge speakers and they are ready for a ton of people. I guess we’ll need our earplugs tonight!
When we got back to the park I showered and popped up front for a quick happy hour visit. I found that the majority of people will spend a quiet New Year’s eve at home….us included.
P.S…..it was a long day and I was asleep before 9pm.
Feliz Ano Nuevo!