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Archive for July, 2010

Afternoon of the Iguana

07.31.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 15 & 16 I drop off a last load of laundry on my way to Dee’s in the morning, where I get the breakfast bagel with my Grande Americana. Both Dee and one of the regular ex-pats make a comment about how my sunburn looks much better today. Dee goes on about how ...

New Friends

07.30.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 14 It occurred to me the other day that I forgot to mark my Mayan Calendar birthday of July 24th with a special meditation or ritual of some sort. Damnit! I guess I’ll be stuck in the same cycle I’ve been on … but who knows, maybe that’s where I’m supposed to be ...

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A Little Too Much Sun

07.29.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 13 I’m out the door to Dee’s by 8:30 this morning. As I walk in, one of the ladies is bringing out somebody’s breakfast – eggs and bacon. I can’t resist and order the same thing. I can’t remember the last strip of bacon I had, which actually isn’t a bad thing. Aside ...

Our Lady of Guadalupe

07.28.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 12 I venture out of the rental around 10:00 AM and head directly to Dee’s. I feel like I’m starting to get a bit lazy, as I’m sleeping in later. All-day coffee intake is likely the culprit, as I got up 4 times to use the bathroom during the night – a personal ...

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Chicago Visits Vallarta

07.27.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 11 I wake up around 10:00 and Jamie’s already got coffee made. The condo is beautiful. Part of a smaller complex of several buildings, he’s up off the ground about a half floor, looking out over the city from about 1/3 up the mountain. The street out front leads directly onto the pier ...


07.26.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 10 I decide to tough it out amongst the mosquitos at Coco’s as I just can’t resist her breakfast. It’s Sunday morning and in addition to the occasional occupied table of other singles and couples, there’s a large table occupied of 8 guys still out partying from the previous night – some of ...

You Wanna Massage?

07.25.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 9 The garden at Coco’s harbors a lot of mosquitos and my legs can’t take many more bites, so I opt to go directly to Dee’s and order the breakfast bagel sandwich with egg, cheese and tomato. It’s okay, but Dee’s specialty is really in her drinks and desserts. A man on the ...


07.24.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 8 Coco’s kitchen for the Vallarta Omelette, filled with avocado, topped with avocado. You can not take a bite of this meal without an avocado touching your lips. I love it. I prepared today, wearing my gym clothes to breakfast, with a beach towel in my bag. My everyday life here in Vallarta ...

Thursday in Vallarta

07.23.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 7 Thursday here is nice and low-key for me. Coco’s Kitchen is open for breakfast again – thank gawd! I decide to switch it up a bit and order the Greek omelette instead of the Vallarta variety. It was a mistake – I like the Vallarta better. Coffee and blogging at Dee’s is ...

My Own Private Umbrella

07.22.2010 · Posted in Travel

Vallarta Day 6 Got up around my Vallarta-usual 8:30 and head over to Coco’s for breakfast to find they are closed on Wednesdays. I’ve grown accustomed to spoiling myself in the mornings at Coco’s with her Vallarta omelette and have a mini hissyfit before heading down the block to Choco Banana to get Marcello’s inferior ...