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Hitting the Party Circuit

20 March 2011
John's Blog Updated. Original post with photos: Latitude: 20.673134 Longitude: -105.251403

Today was a great day for parties. My friend Jeff (who is one of my original Reservation Key users) often has Sunday afternoon dinners at his house. His friend Miguel, who among other things, is a professional cook, does the cooking and brings lots of his family over. Miguel cooked up a great dinner of salad and pasta. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool while the meal was being prepared. In addition to Jeff and his wife Bobbi and Miguel's relatives, we also had some other friends of Jeff who had just flown in today from Toronto and Florida.

Since Jeff lives really close to the airport I got off the bus at the airport. This gave me a great opportunity to go into the terminal and inspect the ATM machine from which my bank account details had been stolen in January. I was really surprised to see that the machine had been completely stripped down and just the shell remained. Obviously the fraud had been discovered and the machine had been disabled.

After Jeff's party, I took the bus back from the airport to Paradise Village, making it back just in time for a dinner party on Jack and Paula's motor yacht, Ventana.

The Powell's originally met them in Barra de Navidad and since we have been in PV, Ventana has been berthed nearby. We enjoyed some real Texas hospitality on their boat, having a great dinner of salad, pasta, and garlic bread.

It was also a lot of fun comparing the difference between their motor yacht and our sailboat. For example, their fuel tanks hold 300 gallons of diesel while we only hold 80 gallons.

Our departure date remains elusive. We still are shooting for the middle of this week, but realistically I could easily see us being here until Saturday or so. It seems the projects just never end. Although our major projects have mostly been completed, provisioning still continues, plus a lot of other little things
Vessel Name: Calou
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 47
Hailing Port: The Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA
Crew: Bruce, Pascale, Antoine (15)
Extra: Sailing on the 20th Annual Baja Ha-ha, departing mid October 2013 from Tiburon, and continuing to cruise Mexico. This will be our 3rd Haha. In 2011 we sailed the Puddle Jump from Mexico to French Polynesia, then up to Hawaii and back to San Francisco.
Calou's Photos - Calou's Baja Haha (Main)
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Created 20 December 2013
Photos from our month long stay in Mazatlán in board CALOU.
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Created 17 November 2013
photos from our crossing from Cabo San Lucas to Mazatlan with crew members Steve and Lisa.
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Created 13 November 2013
Photos from our sailing trip from San Francisco to Monterey, Santa Barbara, Channel Islands, Catalina Island, and San Diego
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Created 10 November 2013
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Photos of Isla Isabela, San Blas, Chacala and PV
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Created 11 March 2010
We rented a car and took a land trip to visit Colima, the capital city of Colima State
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Created 23 June 2009
photos between Puerto Vallarta and Barra de Navidad
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Created 13 May 2009
We rented a car and drove 6 days to see Guadalajara, visiting many small mountain villages along the way. The rugged mountain scenery was delightful.
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Created 14 January 2009
Here is the sketchbook of Antoine, age 10
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Created 30 November 2008
Includes photos from our tour of a tequila factory, and more stoff to be added later.
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Created 29 November 2008
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We took a side trip by bus and train to the spectacular Canyon de Cobre (Copper Canyon) in the state of Chihahua
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Created 10 February 2007
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Created 9 February 2007
Photos from our trip starting after Novemebr 18, 2006. Photos prior to this date are contained in ALBUM PART 1.
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Created 1 January 2007
Photos of the FIRST part of our trip, from our departure from Tiburon to our arrival in Cabo San Lucas.
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Created 6 December 2006