October 29, 2007

Mexican Riviera

Just back from the Mexican Riviera on the Carnival Pride. We started off with our itinerary being tweaked due to a hurricane below Los Cabos. However, overnight, it seemed to dissipate and we were on our way to Puerto Vallarta. It was warm and clear and the water was ever so inviting for our first port. All that went ashore had a great time on their different shore excursions and explorations on their own. Next came Mazatlan -HOT!!! My favorite part of Mazatlan is the massage chairs at the pier --$5 for 5 minutes--what a deal! Then came Cabo San Lucas. Wow, there have been many changes this year. It is growing in leaps and bounds and lots of Americans are moving there. There are also a ton of timeshares surrounding the port. But it is still beautiful and a great area to visit. Having been there twice this year, it will probably be a couple of years before we go back. One of the things I tell my friends about travel is, don't wait! The building going on on the planet is changing the terrain very quickly. And if you want to experience authentic cultures, go now before the Walmarts and Home Depots and Starbucks take over.

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