The Land of the Deer

That is what Mazatlan means in Spanish. I can’t help but feel that this is a little slice of heaven here. We are really enjoying our stay here and having a great time, along with meeting the most amazing people. The locals here are very warm and welcoming.

We got here Tuesday around noon and were very blessed to have met a wonderful couple going to Mazatlan. As we were getting on the shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel we asked where they were from. They were from Erie, PA as they’ve been coming here for 11 years and were very helpful giving us information and tips that we should or could do while we were here. The most interesting part was where they were from, Erie. David was there in September to run the marathon, so it felt like it was meant to be. Their names were David and Ene and were coming to spend 6 weeks here to escape their winter.

Tuesday we just hung out here and enjoyed our gorgeous view from our room.

outside our room

outside our room

another view outside our room

another view outside our room

I have even gotten a little stitching time in. I got to completely finish my Primitive Gatherings block #5 and I finished up a few other blocks that just needed some detail work. Luckily I got block #6 prepped before I left home, so I’ve got it started.

block 6 ready for thread

block 6 ready for thread

block 5 finished

block 5 finished

Wednesday we booked a couple of tours for Thursday and Friday and later we went to meet our new friends David and Ene at their place. We were introduced to several of their friends and then we to a local place for dinner. We had a great time!

Thursday we had to be out the door at 9:30 to go on our Los Osuna tequila tour. We got to see the countryside and learned a lot and then we went to another town called El Quelite and went to an authentic restaurant there. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed watching their cats, chickens and roosters just walking around while we ate. It was fun and then we loaded the bus and were taken back to our hotel.

Los Osuna factory

Los Osuna factory

Los Osuna factory

Los Osuna factory

in the town of El Quelite

in the town of El Quelite

it was good that I took a photo to help me with the spelling

it was good that I took a photo to help me with the spelling

the bathroom at El Mesond

the bathroom at El Mesond, the key is the knob for the water and the trumpet is where the water comes out

just visiting

just visiting

inside the restaurant

decor inside the restaurant

their church in El Quelite

their church in El Quelite

outside

outside

Our new friends, David and Ene came over and had dinner with us and I got to see the most amazing sunset and we were serenaded, she has a couple of favorite songs. ☺ It was an amazing day!

sunset pictures don't really do it justice

sunset pictures don’t really do it justice

sunset

sunset

sunset

sunset

me in the sunset

me in the sunset

our serenaders

our serenaders

Ene and David

Ene and David

Today, Friday we took a tour of the old city, Mazatlan. It was fun, we got to go to the local market and do some shopping, and then we saw their cathedral, opera house and other historical city sites and then ended it with a cliff diver. I have to say I was a little nervous about him jumping into 5 feet of water!

our lovely view this morning and the other morning

our lovely view this morning and the other morning

another lovely view

another lovely view

meat market

meat market

their cathedral

their cathedral

their cathedral

their cathedral

the front of their cathedral

the front of their cathedral

another view of their cathedral and park area

another view of their cathedral and park area

historical downtown

historical downtown

on the hillside of Mazatlan

on the hillside of Mazatlan

where the cliff diver is going to go

where the cliff diver is going to go

cliff diver

cliff diver

and he jumps, all safe and he did good

and he jumps, all safe and he did good

Ok, now we are back at the room writing and listening to roar of the ocean. It is a hard life, but someone has to do it. 😉

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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3 Responses to The Land of the Deer

  1. Lori says:

    Enjoy your trip. Your new friends were lucky to get out of PA before the storm. See u soon

    • ronda926 says:

      i don’t know about you, but when we are traveling we don’t keep up with the news very well. yesterday i opened Facebook and saw my son who lives in Arkansas that he had lots of snow – really surprised me. then we got to looking more and realized there is chaos up there. yes, they are celebrating the no-snow here and we are helping just a little. ha

  2. Ron Bible says:

    Real Nice.

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