These images are 8 random "Daily Pics" from my Flickr collection dating back to 2005.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Anticipating Rain - Day 145

I copied this from my weather app to Facebook this morning.

I said, "Yeah of course. Flights to Vancouver are on Thursday. We saw four rainy days in the last 5 months, so I guess ..." in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.


Within minutes, I had this reply from my cousin: "Payback for all those snide winter comments."

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Punta de Mita - Day 144

Sundays have been days to get out and about in Puerto Vallarta. As this is the last Sunday of our winter here, we chose to go to a place not yet visited.

banderasbay Punta De Mita

Banderas Bay has about 100 kilometers of coast. Puerto Vallarta is not far from the middle. There is no access to the southern edge of the bay as it is still wilderness and we've been only as far as Yalapa by boat. After all this time, we'd been past the bay to Sayulita to the north but never to Punta Mita. So, we decided travel to the northern point today.

Punta De Mita
Punta De Mita
Punta De Mita
Punta De Mita

We first caught out bus in front of the Walmart near the cruise ship terminal. It went directly. It was nice to get out to that area. We walked along the beach and through town for about an hour. On the return trip, we stopped by the Sirloin Stockade Buffet in the Galleras Mall. We treated ourselves to a very big, very late lunch. We are rather approaching a special occasion.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Personal Quotes - Day 143

"When an extraterrestrial alien race finally makes first contact, I hope we find them furry but without cat eyes."
Dennis Sylvester Hurd (1959- )

This cat loved having its ears flipped back but didn't like us laughing at it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Not Just for the Birds - Day 142

"Near the Arches", 17 Apr 2015

Next Friday should I take a photo of trees, they'll more likely be Douglas firs than coconut trees.

Then next winter, we'll likely trade those in for time among date palms.

Night Comes to Cairo
"Night Comes to Cairo", 8 May 2014

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Why Only a Red Star? - Day 141

Lots of technological development has occurred in my lifetime. Yet, I believe one of the most important is digitization.

I was searching for a work-related document from 1987 so I could confirm some personal information. During my search I came across a folder of PDF files which I'd uploaded to my domain server years ago. In it, I found perhaps the first example of my academic achievement.

It's a little astounding that I located a copy of a first-grade worksheet corrected by Mrs. Pratt. Today, I can share it online from an apartment in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This type of electronic trail will probably not seem so special for kids who growing up today. They will take such things for granted.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

20 Weeks x 7 = Day 140

It's Wednesday. Jay's gym membership is still active and when he goes there, I go here. Again and again.

9 of 9
9 of 9
9 of 9

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Things I'll Miss - Day 139

It's a little too early to make a list of things I'll miss after our winter in Puerto Vallarta. I'll save that for next week.

I am missing something though. I had carefully cultivated a ponytail by not cutting the length of my hair for at least a year and a half. Recently, my hair had become somewhat of a pain. (No, it wasn't THAT long.) I meant the weather over the past few weeks has gotten noticeably warmer. The actual temperatures aren't a great deal hotter but we have had a dry heat all winter. Now, it's getting humid. I found my head was getting sweaty. It was taking so long for my hair to dry after a shower as well.

This morning, I had my hair cut quite short. I left a tiny spike of hair in the very back to attest to its former length, but I no longer need use a hair band. I feel a little light-headed presently and I keep feeling the phantom weight. I possess no photos of it either! So, here is one of Aguacate Street in Old Town, Puerto Vallarta. I was walking back from having my hair cut on this familiar road. I will miss my daily walks here too.

Aguacate St, Puerto Vallarta