Christmas Time in Mexico, 2003-2004
Jul 26, 2009Public
Photo: Mazatlan, Mexico, December 2003. This was our first vacation together.
Photo: Beach view from our hotel balcony.
Photo: El Cid El Moro Tower hotel had a swim-up bar in the pool.
Photo: It was December, it was still cold, but an unforgettable experience.
Photo: Champagne brunch on the beach.
Photo: Serenaded by a Mariachi band at brunch.
Photo: Exploring the beach promenade, checking out great seafood places.
Photo: Market day in Old Town Mazatlan.
Photo: Trip to a Tequila distillery - this is an agave field.
Photo: The agave press used to be pulled by animals - now they use a motor.
Photo: Free samples of Reposado Tequila.
Photo: Exploring local villages. La Noria is noted for saddles and leatherwork.
Photo: Making those famous Mexican tiles in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Photo: Kid on a donkey in the mountain town of Copala, our last day trip.
Photo: Copala has a neat town square with a gazebo.
Photo: The following December we vacationed in Cancun, Yucatan, December 2004.
Photo: Our hotel was right on the beach.
Photo: The downtown area of the "Strip" was much like Miami Beach, so we mostly stayed away from it.
Photo: "Crocodile Crossing" in downtown Cancun.
Photo: View from our hotel room. We set about finding places to eat local specialties.
Photo: Jim perused the menu for local specialties at Labna Restaurant.
Photo: The headwaiter got to know us and suggested local dishes.
Photo: We were always serenaded by these musicians.
Photo: Here's a special treat - flaming Mayan coffee.