Sunday, June 27, 2010

Enjoying Maz...

We have settled in at the Marina El Cid here in Mazatlan. It will be "home" until the first of November. It is getting hot and humid, but we haven't turned the A/C on - yet.

We celebrated our 28th Wedding Anniversary at one of our favorite restaurants - Topolos. Hard to believe that Doug has stuck around that long. I got lucky for sure!

We have been keeping busy on projects, plus entertaining ourselves. We love to explore and Maz is a wonderful old city - we are just getting started.

It has been lots of fun watching the World Cup matches with the locals - knocked Doug right out of his chair. Now that was funny!

It is interesting living at a resort. Weddings, parties, happy hours, etc. all the time. Plus, there are only a few of us full-timers. Everyone else is usually here for a week and then leave us. Some we miss...

Since we are staying, we decided to get involved. We are "Net Controllers" one day a week for the Mazatlan Cruisers Community. It is kind of fun, plus a great way to connect to other cruisers.

La Paz had wonderful shopping for marine supplies; Maz not so much. We have spent lots of time and taken lots of bus trips in search of parts, but we eventually find something that will work.

Of course, that is part of the adventure. We actually found two new "favorite" restaurants this week and are always looking for more!

An example of one of our adventures - going to the Cinema. It actually took us 5 trips to figure it out before we got to watch a movie. It was worth it though - a wonderfully air conditioned new cinema, excellent popcorn, and a great value. Price - $196 pesos ($15.60 US), which included the movie, two tubs of popcorn, and drinks. Yahoo!

One of our new favorites - going to the pool late at night. It is a great way to cool off before bed, plus it is beautiful and quiet.

Join us!

PS: We have decided to have a new engine installed while in Maz - ouch! Tough decision, but we want to make sure Moondance is ready for the South Pacific next year. We are excepting donations... just kidding!


Just a Minute said...

Happy Anniversary! As you know we love El Cid and Mazatlan. Say Hi to Fidel!

Steve said...

Great photo of you in the pool.

The check is in the mail.

"My Blessings" said...

Happy Anniversary! You look stunning in dinner photo Carla. Cheers to 28 more years of Moondancing! Haven't been to Maz since my HS grad. trip in '84!

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Love Topolos! You both look so happy in that picture! Not that I have ever not seen you look so happy. Mexico suits you both.

Jeremy said...

Wow, I'm sorry to hear that you're going to have to stay on land for a couple months. That sounds like it's really going to put a damper on your summer. Good luck figuring out stuff to do! (Insert sarcasm for maximum effect.)

Sarah and Darrell said...

Great Slip! Gorgeous you in the pool! Darling couple enjoying the well-deserved Good Life! Matzalan looks like a winner. We paln on following your wake.
sarah and darrell and sparky too!

Ana said...

Carla! What a great picture of you in the pool!

Julia said...


Good luck with the engine re-power, let us know how it goes!

Julia and Jacob
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