Archive for September, 2005


Monday, September 26th, 2005

It looks as though, I am going to be in the States for a week, next month and perfect for me get my ration of sushi. It is available in Vallarta but rarely spend sufficient time in Vallarta to eat it., usually having to rush back to the return boat to Yelapa. In California, I […]

yelapa promotion

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Budget Travel Magazine has a nice article in it’s October issue about Yelapa. We, at are so pleased to be posted as a resource for palapa rentals. I love the title… Why havent you heard of Yelapa? Come for a week and you’ll stay for a month! Pretty much true. Yelapa, leave if you […]


Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Alicia’s brother, Ramon and his son, Freddy are master fisherman and have a charter boat, ‘Kathys Boat” out of the marina in Nuevo Vallarta. Believe it or not, this is not that rare of a catch. 300 lb. tuna are normal to our Bay , at the right time of the year. The tough part […]

happy happy happy

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Here are my girls., Luz Clarita and Vivian, I have no idea who is the bear, they are pictured with.

my mother in law

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Do yourself a favor and visit my Mother in law, Alicia and receive a energy treatment. Across the board, visitors and locals are amazed by her work. She mixes many techniques and leaves you feeling great! Stop by the bottom of Casa del Sol and make an appointment.

mismaloya…going going…gone

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Tonight is one of those nights that I wish I completely understood all the subtleties of the Mexican language. News in from the nearby town of Mismaloya… The Government, direct from Guadalajara tried to remove the locals from the community. The locals were armed with sticks and machetes and luckily this time, the police did […]


Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

His opening line, Marcos Joya Ramos, its been my name , all my life, My father in law is like very few here in Yelapa. A master of many different skills. For the past thirty years he has mastered direct sales on the beach with Jewelry. Marcos’s style to selling is very laid back and […]


Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Our Grandfather, head of the massive Rodriguez Clan that spans all over the Cabo Corrientes. Pushing somewhere close to 95 years old, spends most days making hammocks near Casa del Sol and resting. Every other day or so, he can be found on the beach playing dominoes. Nothing makes him smile more than a pretty […]


Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

News of a passing fills me with sadness, even though I have never met him, he is family. Tim spent a number of years here in Yelapa and was an important part of many people’s lives. I only have stories to reflect on. With respect, Que le vaya bien.


Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Hanging with us here at Casa Iguana is Holly and her mom, Laura. They visited last year from Calgary..which I learned is pronounced Cal..Gary… Holly is a super bright eleven year old with a wild imagination…we love her! Laura is a computer specialist/brainiac and I’m learning a lot from her. Watching them getting settled in […]

first land

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Congratulations are in order, as today, we finalized the purchase of our first property in Yelapa. It’s a sweet , 15 x 10 meter lot with a massive parota tree just above us. The terrain is located across from the school, up river. Who knows what will come of it but it makes us feel […]

palapainyelapa office

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Heres an update on our office. We have almost a month left of construction and it will be ready. This next week, we texture everything. Now, I sit in it daily and daydream. It’s the closest dwelling to the ocean that I know of in Yelapa.


Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Found on the floor of the bay and usually at night are Lobster. Pictured here is Samuel, who is a master diver. Throughout the year, he returns home always with a bounty of fish, octopus or lobster. If your up for an adventure, contact him across from the new tortillaria.

cat and the box

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

I took this yesterday , while visiting a friend. I’ve heard of red eye, but why orange?

yelapa forums

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Yelapa Dave made a surprise and rare September visit to Yelapa, this last week. While here, we got together with Brenda of as well as JR of Both of these Vallarta Information/communication masters are helping so many people thoroughly enjoy their vacations in Vallarta and surrounding areas. David and myself moderate forums on […]