Mazatlan Trip, Part 6
Yesterday we had a busy day driving around, taking pictures, strolling the wonderfully picturesque Mercado, and remembering the warnings we had heard, of the possible consequences you can experience if rain comes when you’re traveling around Mazatlan.
This day is going to start with our time-share presentation for PBEB.
We were first introduced to Roy, our host, at the restaurant here. We were then escorted to a beautiful breakfast buffet. Roy is a retired American Veteran, and has been living in Mazatlan since 1986. We talked about some of his experiences there and how happy he is to be in Mexico during his retirement, even though he does need to have a little job doing timeshare presentations. Roy goes to the Naval Hospital for his Medical needs usually. He said he had had some stitches removed from his finger recently, and the total cost was $7. U.S. We told him quite honestly that we were not interested in purchasing a time-share, and had only come for the breakfast and money and hopefully information. He graciously gave us our hundred dollars, said he had enjoyed the morning with us, and then wished us a good day…we wished him the same, and that we hoped to meet with him again, soon just for a social dinner.
We drove around downtown a bit and ended up parking near Valentino’s. This structure is so beautiful from a distance but up close it does show its’ age. Nothing was opened, it is basically a night scene. The wrought iron works is magnificent up close, and even though worn, it’s still beautiful.
From here we drove toward the Shell Museum and located Senor Luego’s kiosk…
…that we had been told about by new acquaintances we had met in Pueblo Bonita’s lobby. We were told to go to a specific location, locate a specific kiosk, and the man there would set us up with time-share presentation if we were so inclined. So, we simply walked up to the kiosk and asked, “Do you have any timeshare deals?” Of course the answer was, “Yes”. And after a couple of moments of chatting and exchanging pleasantries, we decided to sign up for a timeshare presentation the next day for a price of $200… and couldn’t he “please sign Sir and Madam up for a few more”? We promised we would be back tomorrow and only sign up with him, if we were interested in seeing more, and could possibly find the time, because he earns pay for each person he signs up, and wished him a good day.
I’ve said before the Shell Museum is a direction location. In the immediate area there is also a Subway, a McDonald’s and little further down is a Baskin Robbins… what else could you want?
It seemed as though we had had a full day already. But it was only to 2:30 in the afternoon and we were expecting friends to pick us up at 3 p.m. at PBEB. So we rushed back to our room, freshened up, and at three o’clock we were waiting in the lobby. While we were waiting, we met another couple, B.J. and Renata.
Touring around in our friend’s air conditioned van we saw a house in El Cid being built by a friend and other houses under construction in other areas. Again, Dick and I were amazed at the different construction process and also quite impressed! The houses seem very well built and beautiful.
The five of us went to dinner in the historic area of Mazatlan right beside Pedro and Lola’s. Dick and I enjoyed an excellent fish sandwich and french fries. As we were setting there visiting, I turned around and noticed right beside us an apparent American couple. After receiving a smile from them and a nod, I turned around and introduced myself and asked if they had lived in Mazatlan long. Turns out that Peggy and Jack had been there about a week with their two doggies, who were sitting under the table on leashes. We had a wonderful conversation. I of course introduced them to our friends, and found out that Peggy and Jack would be going to the Expat meeting the next day that we had planned on attending.
We spent a beautiful evening catching up with our friends and chatting with Jack and Peggy until we called it a night. We talked and talked all the way back to Pueblo Bonita in the cool, air conditioned van.
Tonight, after we were tucked into our bed, we had a huge rain and thunder storm — it finally came. WOW! Did it ever!
My Email announcing Part 7 will be in your mailbox soon!
AN EMAIL JUST FOR MY READERS:
“I went to stay at a friend’s home Santa Anita. Took the train to San Diego and then the trolley that took me to TJ. From there a cab took me right to the door of a dentist I had contacted on the internet,(and researched.) After taking impressions he directed me to a dentist, walking distance away, where he did two root canals. I went back on the train for a few days of fun in the sun at my friend’s home, then went back and got the crowns put on. Total cost $1,100 for two root canals, crowns, air fare and train fare (from the NW) plus meals out. I got a nice vacation out of the deal and fun and two beautiful teeth…that are now seven years old and no problems at all. My local doctor had given me the price of $10,000 for just the dental work, no fun in the sun! I had no problems in TJ. People were nice and friendly. Keep up the good work Barbie!”