Mazatlan Trip, Part 8
Yesterday was a lovely day!
Because most of the day we spent visiting and catching up with Mazatlan friends, even though it had started out a bit disappointing, what with us having to tolerate the rude timeshare salesman. The day ended with us lying in bed, talking about our day, and watching the impressive lightning-show out our windows.
Morning, Saturday. So… it really has turned into a hurricane!
Luckily though, just lots of rain, huge, violent waves, and a lot of wind. We are very lucky to have such a magnificent view from our windows of the ocean, the distant mountains to the right, and Mazatlan to the left.
The rain has been torrential at times especially during the night. Having lived in Louisiana, hurricanes are not that new to us, and luckily the ones we have been through have not been disastrous. Usually, some trees are blown over, and lots of dead limbs get torn off…pretty much nature’s way of doing a really good pruning job! Today we’re very glad we decided not to go outside of Mazatlan on any trips. It has rained heavily in the mountains and those streams swell, head downhill and end in the lower-lands of Mazatlan and on into the ocean. Some streets here are even closed. I elaborated on the hurricane and one of my newsletters, some time ago.
Around 9:30 a.m., we had a telephone call from Lee. They just wanted to make sure we were okay and offered their help in any way if we were having trouble coping with the storm. It’s so comforting to have friends who know we are here and do keep track of us. We assured her we were fine.
While we were eating breakfast in our room, we heard funny noises out our door.
Dick investigated and found five teenage workers, wearing big yellow slickers, with long handled squeegees. They were pushing water that had gathered on the walks off into the flora, laughing and doing silly little dances and going ‘quack, quack, quack, quack’, like happy little ducks – so cute. Kids are kids everywhere.
Even with the storm or maybe because of it…
…we didn’t get much sleep what with the excitement of the hurricane and the constant thunder and lightening. So, we slept in a bit this morning. We had toast, cereal and coffee in the room and then decided to walk down to the deli here on the premises and get makings for lunch… turkey, cheese, four rolls, 2 muffins. It’s raining, raining, raining.
We chatted briefly with other people walking in the rain and we all are basically wondering how long this is going to last. We walked down to the restaurant in the rain and… darn…they are closed. But we are assured they will be opened later. That’s good, because, we’re not going any place – the roads have gotten much worse.
We walked back toward our room in the persistent rain, decided to take it easy today. We can just hang around the resort, watch television and rest. However… At this resort there are long covered halls leading to fenced and covered individual patio entrances, that then lead into your rooms. There are beautiful hanging chandeliers within these patios. The problem? Water was running down like a waterfall from our lighted chandelier to the patio floor and there was at least an inch of water laying on the tile floor of our patio… electricity and water… not a good thing. We headed back down to the lobby and informed them of our problem. They came up, simply turned off the power to the chandelier and we assumed it was safe to go on in… and it was.
after really having a wonderfully restful day, when happy hour arrived, we headed down to Kelly’s for drinks. We also ordered squid rings – my gosh – they were so delicious. Then we were invited to share a birthday cake with some Americans from Houston, who were celebrating a birthday. After just a while longer at Kelly’s, visiting and talking about the storm, we returned to our room. We turned in early to get a good night’s rest.
Part 9 coming soon. I’ll sent you an email.
An Expat sent me this email:
“If you are considering Mexico and want a very safe area where there are expats but close to a big city, you should consider the Yucatan. It still has the old Mexico flavor without the tourist feel of Cancun. We have lived here for 3 years and know you can live comfortably on about $1000 a month (not including rent) and we have a maid once a week. I have a house just off the beach that can be rented long term while you get the feel and make the decision if this is right for you. Any Questions, just ask. Carlton”