Adiós Cold and Snow, Hola Mexico Sand and Sun!

I’m not crazy about winters so I find any excuse to get away from the cold and snow! We’re heading out for six weeks (it’s a good start!) to west coast Mexico to the Puerto Vallarta region. I was last there (and Mexico, for that matter) 25 years ago so I’m sure things will have changed a lot! Although I did post a daily photo for those 42 days (just prior to this post), I’ve got many more photos that I’d like to share of the wonderful west coast region of Mexico! So adiós cold and snow, hola Mexico sand and sun!

I had my camera packed in my carry-on which was safely stowed so here’s a few iPhone photos - a quick glimpse out the plane window as we leave Edmonton International Airport (YEG) with WestJet on a direct flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR).                                        

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Just outside of Edmonton - another look at the snow and cold we’re leaving behind for awhile.

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We had clear skies the entire flight and I love the window seat for that reason. I had great views and the topography was so interesting. 

Somewhere over New Mexico, if I recall correctly.                                                             



About 240 kms (or 3.5 hours drive) away from Puerto Vallarta near Santiago Ixcuintla (in the far distance).  Almost there!nayarit state_IMG_0878.jpg

The Sierra Madre mountains in the background as we come in for landing at the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR). Not too long before there’s sand between our toes and bright, hot sun on our faces. Can’t wait.Jalisco State_IMG_0879.jpg

Getting out of the airport was a breeze. Within minutes, we arrived at our rented condo located on the Malecon in El Centro just a few blocks from the Seahorse (rented through VRBO - a great way to find vacation rentals!). We dropped our luggage, got a quick tour of the building by the building manager and then headed outdoors in search of some food!

And immediately outside our condo was this gorgeous view - overlooking the Bay of Banderas. I have a feeling it’s going to be a fantastic vacation!

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!