October 22nd: Durango, Mexico to Mazatlan, Mexico
October 23rd: Mazatlan, Mexico
October 24th: Mazatlan, Mexico to Compostela, Mexico
October 25th: Compostela, Mexico to Bucerias, Mexico
Wow, what an adventure the last few days have been! Our trip from Durango to Mazatlan was absolutely amazing. We drove all the way up a mountain range, which was 2,000 metres high! At some points we were so high up that you could see the clouds from above. It was pretty intense driving for a newbie! So many curves, so dips.........and so many cows on the side of the road! We stopped for some lunch at a small house for some gorditas, where they had a little orange cat which they tried to convince us was named "Garfield". He wasn't quite as large as the Garfield we've all come to love. I suppose they don't make lasagna here! For dinner we stopped at another little house along the mountainside and had the daily special (ie; whatever the lady that lived there was making for dinner). It was a long drive, but we finally arrived in Mazatlan where we found a reasonably priced hotel. Again, hot water was not on the list of amenities, but it had a spectacular view of the ocean, and a nice swimming pool out front. Which, came in handy to one guest who invited 30 of his closest friends to enjoy for the afternoon. 19 kids, a birthday cake, and the whole bit! We had dinner at a very nice restaurant which overlooked the ocean. The waiter made us an excellent crepe, with burning-booze sauce and a flaming orange to top it all off. The beach in Mazatlan was very nice, but we witnessed a crime in the making.....we're not sure what this biker gang was up to, but they were hauled away in the truck, bikes and all! Compostela was a beautiful and quaint village with a large cathedral in the center square. The people were very friendly there as well, and I had a killer chocolate milkshake at one of the local restaurants. Today we stopped in Bucerias where I got to hold some parrots and hand-feed them saltine crackers and garlic bread. They were sure cute and seemed to love their snack!! Here's both of us holding the parrots!