Archive for February, 2006

Philippo Lo Grande out of pain after surgery on back

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Philippo Lo Grande is resting comfortably in Puerto Vallarta following surgery for a back problem resulting from long-term chronic sciatica. He did not, as previously reported, fall from a scaffold; rather he suffered a severe back spasm and lay immobile for several hours before help arrived. “It was like being hit by a sledgehammer,” he […]

the amazing paloma

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Rick. sailmaster gave me this shot of Paloma playing in the bay. She has such a massive passion for coconuts and sticks.

wake up

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Yelapans, both local and foreign, Ask government aid against crack, crime   About 150 residents of Yelapa, both local and long-term foreign visitors, met Feb. 16 on the town basketball court with Yelapa comisario Javier Lorenzo Rodriguez and a representative of the Cabo Corrientes municipal department of public security to discuss what many see as a […]


Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Recently we made a weekend visit to Tehuamixtle which is located around the corner from the end of the Bay of Banderas. It’s a sweet beach town with a massive abundance of fish and oysters. Beach camping at its best! Contact me and I’ll tell you how to catch a bus to go and visit […]

wildman wordsmith

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Meet Doug Johnson, inventor, master craftsman and wordsmith. I recently learned that he coined the phrase “I’d rather have a palapa in yelapa rather than a condo in redondo.” Doug and his brother have been visiting Yelapa for the past 25 years.

huichol musico

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

What a pleasure it was to play music with this visiting Huichol. I’m so looking forward to his next visit, later this upcoming week.

yelapa burro

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Pictured is SIead Garcia, the youngest of the Garcia Clan with one of the many modern burro’s in Yelapa.

life is good

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Since we are a week away from our Anniversary, I decided to share this recent photo of us in Tuito. I already can’t remember how many years we have been together. Our life together is only getting better and better…


Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

These turtles washed ashore a month ago…. of course they were released.

mama y hija

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I am a so lucky to have not only a great partner but a wonderful mother in law too!


Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

It’s been a long while since I posted a pic of my son Danny, now 13 years old.

strangler fig

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006



Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Chacala pup in front of Melly’s kitchen


Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

fresh raw coffee from Chacala

jo jo jo

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

self portrait of Jo de Tok, Alaska