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Old 07-22-2007   #16 (permalink)
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Are you sure about the thread title?
I don't think it's a pathetic attempt at all! At least it should be called a great attempt, IMO!
(Just holler if you want to have the thread title changed... )

Lovin' it so far, and please keep'em coming!
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That's just the typical modesty of people from the 'sticks'.
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Awesome trip report. Wasn't expecting such a good one...what with the title and all!!
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Are you sure about the thread title?
I don't think it's a pathetic attempt at all! At least it should be called a great attempt, IMO!
(Just holler if you want to have the thread title changed... )

Lovin' it so far, and please keep'em coming!
Thank you very much! I guess I was worried I wouldn't be able to get pictures to show or remember what we did. Heck, had I'd known it was going to be this fun to do it I would have figured out Photobucket a long time ago!!!

I'm glad your enjoying.
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Awesome trip report. Wasn't expecting such a good one...what with the title and all!!
Thank you!!! I'm glad that you are enjoying. I know I enjoy reading about everyone else's trips.
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Great report. Can't wait for more. What did you think of PV in comaprison to PDC?
I was talked into a trip to PV last April. Wasn't very excited about going as I am a Caribbean kinda guy. What a suprise, I loved the place. For what it lacked in white sand beaches and crystal clear water it was made up with the mountains and the "feel" of the town.The sunsets were spectacular. Definately plan on returning. Only disappointment was the suba diving, cold water and limited visibility.
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This is a GREAT trip report!!!!! Love PVR, especially the town, haven't been there in 7 years!!!! Looks like you and your friends are a great group!
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A trip report to Puerto Vallarta !!
Loving it, keep posting some pics !!!
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I'm loving this trip report. Looking forward to more.
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Great report. Can't wait for more. What did you think of PV in comaprison to PDC?
I was talked into a trip to PV last April. Wasn't very excited about going as I am a Caribbean kinda guy. What a suprise, I loved the place. For what it lacked in white sand beaches and crystal clear water it was made up with the mountains and the "feel" of the town.The sunsets were spectacular. Definately plan on returning. Only disappointment was the suba diving, cold water and limited visibility.
I love them both! PV and Playa are a lot different. The only way I could explain it, PV has a really old feel to it. It had cobblestone streets and it great big old churches (I'm sure Playa has those too) and the people were so friendly. I was a little worried to go to the Pacific side. But was not disappointed. It was just different. I checked out the places around the town to go see and they had many tours that would take you to all these old towns. But I just couldn't get anyone to "commit" to anything. So we just hang out at the resort and around town.
We didn't do any snorkeling as I was told that it just wouldn't compare to the snoreling in Playa (and around). So we just figured it would be a waste of money. They did have these zip line tour that I tried my hardest to organize. But that didn't have either.
I plan on returning......I'll have my bearings around me and can plan ahead.
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This is a GREAT trip report!!!!! Love PVR, especially the town, haven't been there in 7 years!!!! Looks like you and your friends are a great group!
We're interesting group to say the least! There is always something going on that we can laugh at. Someone getting too drunk, falling down, not making it for dinner or just all around being funny! We have a great time when traveling and when sitting at the bar. We're easily entertained.

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I do remember the night after Hooters. We went to the Italian place for dinner. So we all met up in the lobby bar and had some pre-dinner cocktails.



Now, I'm ill from the damn Hooter's wings....Okay, I guess that is an assumption and not completely fair. I don't know if it was the wings or not. But after eating them, I didn't feel well at all. So, we'll just say that I didn't much care for the wings. Anyway, the Italian place at the resort is an adults only establishment. (which I think we and the table beside were louder then any kids would have been) And it's the only place were we had "trouble" with the "dress code" because some of the rebels in our group doesn't think rules apply to them. And the funny thing is when Jim met us in the lobby he had on pants then he decided to change (trip #2) into shorts because we thought if we sat outside it would be okay. Well, there was a 20 minute wait (which is the ONLY time we had to wait to be seated anywhere, well if we had been patient enough). So Jim went back and changed into pants (trip #3). At least it's a small resort and gave us time to have more cocktails. We're a patient group if we're drinking.

I still didn't feel well and couldn't find anything on the menu that appealed to me. They didn't have any of typical alfredo or noodle dishes that I would have wanted (Olive Garden is only an hour away from us . We don't have a lot of choices where we're from). So I tried the minestrone, which was really good. But took me all the meal to try to choke it down. They had duck and goose and all kinds of things that I didn't expect to see on an Italian menu.




I didn't get a whole lot of pictures this night. But I did try to choke down this lovely dessert. WOW!!!! Was it good.



After dinner we all kind of wandered around. Mike and I decided in my current state that lounging would be good. Well about midnight, I decided I felt much better and we ordered room service. They had the best cheeseburgers and deserts.



And everytime you ordered room service they would come in and set it all up on your table, flowers and table cloth included. They also always sent the cutest ketchup, mustard and mayo bottles. I hoarded these and brought many of them back. They were so darn cute.

Mike and I ordered room service about once a day. Generally just for snacks while getting ready for dinner or in the afternoon when we had to get out of the sun. I could have gotten used to that!



Yeah, he was getting tired of the food pics!


So after our midnight snack we sat and listened to the waves and had some coronas and called it a night. I had to get up early and have a massage in the am anyway.
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Great trip report and pictures. Puerto Vallarta is so much fun. I love that church with the huge crown on top of the spire. An ex-boyfriend and I stayed there. I thought is was isolated but there used to be several little seafood changarros that served cold beer and inexpensive food. We ended up going into Puerto Vallarta a couple of times and just hanging out at the beach the rest of the time. The movie that was filmed in that area is "The Night of the Iguana." Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in the film.
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One day after coming in town, I paid the taxi driver to take us to see some sights. I wanted to actually go into the mountains and see the area. He kept us on the highway (not what I had in mind, but still interesting)and took us to where the movie (crap I forgot the name) was filmed. Misoloya (and that's not spelled right. Geesh)

Mismaloya.

The movie was 'Night of the Iguana' with Richard Burton and PV is where he and Liz Taylor had a little love nest during the filming- big scandal as she was married to someone else at the time - Eddie Fisher I think?
She wasn't actually in the movie, he was, but she came down to stay with him. You can see the house they stayed in in PV- it's in old town.
Not much left of that 'set' really huh, but a neat little walk out there.

I love PV too, although it has gotten so big in the past few years. The beaches right in town are not the greatest either, kinda murky looking ocean with darker, pebbly beaches. But at Dreams the water is nice I heard- right?
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The next day we ordered breakfast since I had a massage farily early. And yes, I grabbed the cute little jellies too.



This is the first time I have utilized a spa in any place we have stayed. And I'll do it over and over again. I had an our massage that was heaven! I love massages and only find time to have one about once a year. But will be sure to so more often. I met everyone else on the beach and sat in my chair like the limp noodle I was. I think there was about 5 of us that had massages at different times that day. So it was a "utilize the resort" day.


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Dave and I. Damn, it didn't look that far to swim. But it was. Then being the lady from the sticks that I am.....I get out there and start thinking about Jaws! It took a lot for me to get back in the water!



Still in the shade!


This was taken from our room. It was nice being that close to the beach.


So Mike and I decide to hit the Seaside Grill for lunch. We hadn't been there yet and I had read that it had wonderful menu. Which it did. It had such a variety of things.
The view from our table





Tequila and I do not get along. At all. And you all know in Mexico they constantly are trying to get to have some. Well, I faultered and said yes while we were at lunch. Mike and I both had a shot (or two)



So of course, I'm on a roll now. After lunch we head back down to the beach. I, of course, have to order up another round for the group. Well, at the grill they gave some good smooth tequila. No idea what it was but didn't need the training wheels with it. I guess I was expecting the same thing at the beach. It was NOT the same thing. It was awful and brought me back to the semi-hazy awareness of why I don't drink tequila. Give me Southern any day, but not tequila. After shots I decide it would be a good time to drown. So I went out and played in the water until I got rolled by a wave. I came back layed down and woke up to an empty beach. No friends, no BOYFRIEND, no beach bag. Nothing but the drool on my chair. Before they left though they did manage to take these.





Thanks friends!!!

So in my semi awake, half drunk (okay whole) stupor I start heading back to the room. And I hear a ruckus from the pool area that we hadn't been to yet. Heck, I had barely noticed it was there except that you could see it from our room. It had a small pool and a small jacuzzi and some nice lounge chairs. The only bad thing was that it was in the shade.





I want to be this cat in my next life


Me-post tequila and nap. Oh that's bad!!





It was a nice area and one that we probably would have used had we found it earlier. Tonight I think they were having Mexican on the beach. I have nothing against buffets, but the crowd just didn't seem like to much fun.



So we figured since everyone was eating Mexican on the beach we would eat Mexican inside. So off to get ready and meet up again at the lobby bar and to the Mexican place. Now, we thru these guys way off. We're good with sitting at 2 tables. Not a big deal. But they insisted on moving tables for us and then putting round ones with square ones....It was just insane. We have never had much luck with the Mexican places. I don't know if our expectations are a little high or if we just really don't like Mexican . I know Mike got something that had meat on it and then was doused in Tequila and set on fire when it was brought to the table. Ruining a perfectly good meal



My soup never came, but Jim got 2. So he ate those!











I do believe this was the night they had karaoke on the beach. Most nights they showed a movie on a huge screen, complete with pop corn. The two Mike's are both in bands and singers. We begged and begged for them to sing. Well, surprisingly one of the Mikes disappeared which left my Mike. After much coaxing and listening to some really bad (but very fun!!) karaoke, Mike gets up to do one song then we have to leave him alone. Now, Mike's band plays Godsmack, Saliva, Nickelback............things like that. Imagine my surprise when he gets up there and sings the Copacabno. Oh my. I wish I had picutres but I think I was in shock. It was great! He sings in wonderful and I have heard him do it before. Just didn't think that was what was going to happen. And he is shy. He doesn't like to sing unless he is with his band. Ever. And was griping about how sucked and blah blah blah. I was laughing and for 2 days after people would come up to him and say "hey, aren't you the guy that sang?" Too funny!

After we went to the "disco" which was an interesting place. Had more beverages (because we hadn't had enough) and finally hit the hay!
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