PUERTO VALLARTA, JALISCO, MEXICO 2002


PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
August-September 2002


Condominios "Los Palmares"
Administrator: Ana Maria Torres Barba
Phone number from U.S.A.:  011-52 322 22 15474
E-mail:  Lospalmarespv@prodigy.net.mx





with
Joe & Barbara
and
Dave & Audrey






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PICTURES LOAD SLOWLY





Casa de Joseph & Barbara Hancock is within the walls of this condominium complex.




Private front gate and 24 hour security monitors entry.



Condo view from the streetside with parking in front



The sitting and reception area of the condominium complex



Eat breakfast and/or lunch in the private outdoor restaurant area.



Walk along the shore to enjoy the surf.


   

Left: The interior entrance to the private condo front door overlooks the plant filled atrium.
Right: The tall wall enhances the back side of the swimming area.


   

Condo, pool, restaurant, and ocean areas


   

Joe & Audrey and Barbara take a warm swim to "cool off" in the heat of the day.



The condo pool rests as dusk settles in.


   

Oceanside view of the condo balconies up close and at a distance


   

The back of the condo has a large dining table with a sitting room area with TV that leads to a covered patio balcony that overlooks the shore. A wide expanse view of the ocean can be experienced especially each evening as the sun sets at the horizon. There is a small kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove enhanced with a window overlooking the atrium.

   

The condo has: a master bedroom with king size bed and private bath with balcony facing the ocean, a second bedroom with two full size beds and private bath, a third bedroom with twin beds and private bath with balcony facing the ocean (pictured above), a hall with bathroom, a small maid's quarters with a small private bathroom.


Flocks of pelicans can frequently be seen flying through the skies here and there.
A lonely pelican takes a rest.


JOE & BARBARA TREAT DAVE & AUDREY
TO A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT
TO CELEBRATE THEIR 42nd WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


The night included a special dinner at a restaurant overlooking Puerto Vallarta with a spectacular sunset unable to be captured by this camera. The night included special foods prepared near the table with a chef giving Audrey a few special tips.

   

Joe and Barbara





Dave and Audrey

   




   


   


   


DOWNTOWN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO


Includes beachfront walk with sculptures and other displays. There are fine restaurants, bars, and cafes. Boutiques, jewelry shops, and miscellaneous shops line the streets. Internet cafes are scattered throughout the area.


Barbara and Joe enjoy viewing the display along the beachfront walk.


   

Lunch at Carlos O'Brien's Sports Bar




Chicken Restaurant



COBBLESTONE SIDEWALKS
&
NARROW COBBLESTONE STREETS ARE PLENTIFUL.


   


RIDE A LOCAL BUS
BACK AND FORTH
FROM THE CONDO TO TOWN




Travel the local buses and get a flavor of the culture. Hucksters selling candy treats, snacks, etc. get on the bus to give their speech to hopefully convince the riders to buy their treat. Day laborers ride to work and back. Young boys play their homemade instruments and sing for money handouts.


Joe and Audrey wait for the bus to arrive at the downtown bus stop.
Taxis are available across the street and throughout the town.


   

A key sign marks a hole in the wall key shop.

Pottery & Glass Shops are abundant.
Upstairs in this retail shop are displays, kilns, and artisans.


   


A local artisan can be seen working in this pottery, tile, sink shop which they called their factory.

TRY to walk one of the two swinging plank bridges from one side of the river to the other.



A sunset brings closure to the day and thus to this adventure in a faraway land for Dave and Audrey. Thank you, Joe and Barbara




YOU ARE HERE!

Visit the SIGHTS of Dave's and Audrey's
2002 Vacation in Puerto Vallarta.



Visit the SIGHTS of Dave's and Audrey's
2003 Vacation in Puerto Vallarta.



Visit the SIGHTS of Dave's and Audrey's
2004 Vacation in Puerto Vallarta.




Webpage by:
Audrey (Shields) Hancock



Created: 19 September 2002
Revised: 03 October 2002





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