The other day I received an email from Melinda. As a pro photographer, she came across a box of Yelapa photos from thirty years ago. She was nice enough to send a few… and of course I’m going to share them with you. Thirty years ago, Yelapa had a number of world travelers that settled here and built grand palapas. One of the most visible were Rita Tillet and her husband, Howard. I only know them through stories and gossip. They had a giant palapa located in the same location of my office today. Their guest house and at gallery still exist . The main Casa burned roughly twenty five years ago. I asked a few oldtimers in Yelapa about their current whereabouts and many didn’t know. Today, I confirmed that Rita is living in San Diego and Howard passed away ten years ago. Pictured is Melinda wearing one of Rita’s outfits. If you passed through Yelapa and met Rita and Howard and want to share a story , feel free to pass it on to me.
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