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Gardening. Puerto Vallarta Style.

We are just a couple of weeks away from returning to Downtown Denver after several months of summering, and simmering, on the Bay of Banderas. That caused us last week to make a second visit of this trip to the fantastic and beautiful Jardin Botanico Vallarta. Just 24 kilometers, and an adventurous one dollar bus ride, away from Old Town, the garden occupies part of the western-most point of land in Mexico, south of the…

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There is a Starbucks, though.

Most Spanish town squares are similar. Cathedral on one side. Grand buildings on the others, including the “Municipal Palace”. Many also include a bandstand. It’s a historical thing. When the square was laid out in Puerto Vallarta, though, they changed it up a bit. No Municipal Palace. And, the cathedral is a block away. The rest is good and includes a wonderful centralized bandstand very much in regular use. This will be a focal point…

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When “Home” is where most people seem to be on vacation…

Puerto Vallarta is a short three hour flight from Denver. It is due south. In fact, Denver and Puerto Vallarta share almost the exact same longitude. Certainly not the latitude, though. And, certainly not the attitude. Thanks to Jimmy Buffett for making that point! This is not the first time we have stayed for many weeks or months in a “resort” town or a very popular tourist destination. Nice Côte d’Azur. Split, Croatia. Dubrovnik. Verbier.…

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