14 March 2009 | Puerto Vallarta
After a week of intense boat preparation, Rina and I decided to get off the boat for a day and play tourist in PV. We rented a car and headed to PV for lunch, to hit the big mall for some sandals, attend the boat show and hear some music at a La Cruz club.
We found Le Bistro down near the river in the Romantic District of PV, enjoying wonderful food and a great bottle of wine. We then headed to the mall, which was dead, falling prey to the same economics inflicting the U.S. Fortunately a Nike store and Liverpool Department Store had what we coveted. Then it was off to the boat show across the street. Boat shows have been a twice a year pilgrimage for us for 5 years, so we (I?) was pumped. What a let down. 10 bucks to get in, and there was 4 booths, a bunch of lame power boats and cars on display. Took all of 20 minutes to see the whole thing and then we bailed. Then it was back to La Cruz for a nap and then dinner and music at Octopus's garden. Tatewari, a 4 piece Flamenco-Rumba band wowed us for 2 hours. 2 awesome guitarists, a bass and percussionist filled the house with intricate rhythms that we will not soon forget.