Saturday, January 24, 2015


With the days of Audrey's visit flying by we've really ramped up our activities in the last few days. Still, we aren't moving at that fast of a pace - in this heat you can only go so far. We are still thoroughly enjoying her hotel room since it is shaded in the afternoon and gets the breeze coming off the ocean.

Here are the photos of our trip to Jungle Pizza Wednesday night. The waiter took a photo of the four of us - with all the ladies wearing our new dresses from our shopping spree.

We must have all been hungry because we seemed to have arrived pretty early - it was still light out for quite a while. I know - you'd think we'd check the time but we don't do that so much here.
Usually we are here just before dark. 

Wood fired pizza at Jungle Pizza.

Almost - this kitten almost got a ride back to Canada with us. She took turns sitting on our laps. BUT - we keep thinking of the logistics of taking a cat home with us in a cage for the next month of travel in the van and talk ourselves out of it again. So cute though and sad because she is a stray.

We went with two pizzas this time and even had enough for lunch the next day.

Thursday night - Derek and I decided to walk to the top of the hill as promised a few posts ago. I didn't take any pictures for the first part as I posted them here .

You just have to laugh at this. 
So - we are walking along and suddenly a car stops right beside us. The guy flies out - wanting to know about Rufus. Name - age - sex etc. Now, Rufus gets attention wherever he goes but this was over the top. The fellow then gets his phone out so that I can take pictures of him with Rufus. And then he picks him up - I finally figured I needed a photo too. Great picture with is wife/girlfriend looking on. He really wants a Husky but not a good dog for this climate.

Further along we came to a place that we could see the sun setting. Our timing was perfect for our walk. 

We stood for a minute to see the view and catch our breath. 

And then the gate opened. I was a bit worried that since we were actually standing on a gated community driveway we were in trouble. Nope - he just wants to ask us about Rufus!

And then we hoped that he didn't mind that we gave Rufus a drink from the fancy front pool.

We continued up another steep part watching all the taxis come by,which led to this - a traffic jam outside of a fancy restaurant. Instead of getting through and turning around many of the taxis just drove down the hill backwards until they could get themselves turned around.

And then we came to the end of the road. Actually the road does continue but it's gated. An amazing view of Playa La Ropa. You can see our RV Park if you look to the right of an orange building just below the large green area in the middle. You can see the fifth wheel with a white tarp over it - our neighbours and Barb and Dale's C Class.

We took a ton of selfies but none made the cut - so we took turns taking a picture of each other. We were pretty proud of ourselves to get to the top of 'killer hill' as named by Irene. It's the kind of hill that lets you know that you are really doing something. 

The last place before the gate.

From there we started back down. 

Funny that Derek turned around just as I took this picture - I guess he was wondering where I was. We are now back at the place where the security guard came out.

We stopped again to watch the sun continue it's decent.

As we sat on the wall and I looked over I just had to take a picture of this. 

From there we continued on - it doesn't look like it but it was getting dark fast and we wanted to be down the hill by the time it was. This is where we stopped last week - looking down at Pacifica Grand. 

Further along the sunset really became amazing. This is the second stellar sunset that we have seen since we arrived. 

Too bad I don't have a picture of me taking these pictures. I was standing on a concrete curb stretching myself up and over a chain link fence barely able to look at the screen for the picture. Derek was doing the same beside me. I just started clicking hoping for the best.

I'm so glad we did that - timing is everything!

From there we headed back to the beach. We thought that we would miss the rest of the sunset so we walked pretty fast. We were just in time.

Since Cassia was with Grandma - Derek went and got us two beers and here we sat drinking them and listening to the music from the nearby restaurant. 

We had another great day Friday when we took a trip over to another beach - Playa Las Gatas. Surprisingly, it was our first time. Too bad we left it so late it's an amazing place! Derek and Cassia went snorkelling while Audrey and I lounged on the beach. Those pictures next post.



  1. All the awesome pictures were great , thanks for sharing and the one of "a man and his dog" is perfect!

  2. A perfect walk and sunset, fab photos including the one of Derek and Rufus.

  3. I'd print the one of Derek and Rufus....a keeper! We are getting a little rain right now so no sunsets!

    1. I think we will Kathy - one of the best of the two of them. I read from Bill and Carol that you were having it cloudy and rain - we had cloud here today...


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