Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Is Mazatlan Safe ???

We still get asked by many of our friends and relatives, Is Mazatlan Safe?? Well I could quote you many, many statistics but thought you might like to see a new little video done by some folks here in Mazatlan.

Everyone who comes here to visit or live has to make up their own minds re what they are comfortable with. For Sandie and I we have decided that this is what we will continue to do as long as we physically can.

Enjoy. Copy the whole address to view the video.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jackie Peterson

This is not a blog I like to do but I feel it is important to share the passing of a true friend of Sandies and mine and a great friend of Mazatlan. I know many of you reading this post will not know Jackie but she was what we envision as the spirit of Mazatlan. I won't dwell on her history but want to say how much of a spirit she was to us and to Mazatlan. In my humble opinion the measure of a person is the effect the person had on her fellow citizens and the community she has decided to make her home; in that respect Jackie was a citizen and leader of our community.

She will be sorely missed.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunset in Mazatlan

I know, not another picture of a sunset in Mazatlan !!! But it is one of the great things about living here. A beautiful warm evening, a refreshment of your choice (an ice cold Pacifico for me, white wine for Sandie), good friends and a view that can't be beat. Like the commercial says so well, "Priceless".

These pictures were taken from the patio of our very good friends who live in the marina. They own a very nice condo and a 42' sailboat. Decadent indeed but they are living the life they worked very hard for. Right now they have finished a sail down the coast to Ixtapa and are working their way home stopping in all the small moorings along the way. About a two to three month trip.

Maybe some day there might be a sail for us somewhere
, who knows. The possibilities are endless.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Flowers of Mexico

So we're back ... After a very long delay in posting we have decided to start sharing the responsibility between Sandie and I for keeping this blog up to date. Things happen, people get busy and some important things get dropped but we wanted to make sure that sharing our experiences here in Mazatlan continue; especially for the folks that faithfully have read Sandie in the past.

So this will be my first post which we will make sure we update regularly from now on.

We recently were invited to some friends house to have a look at an amazing cascade of bright orange flowers which covered much of their courtyard. From what I have been able to figure out they are called either an Orange Flame vine, or a Dunny vine, or a Golden Shower vine or an Orange Trumpet Creeper.

We see these flowers around Mazatlan quite often and never really thought much about them but the display we saw this evening was spectacular. They don't last very long on the vine and as our friend said; "They sure look nice but it sure is a pain sweeping them up all the time". We are trying out some new settings on our camera so some of these pics may look a little different then normal.

It was a great evening; good friends, a beautiful home, unique flowers and some very tasty martini's. It doesn't get much better than that and why we love this city.