Puerto Vallarta Revisited

Lyn and I have been home now since very late Saturday night. And what a night it was! Got home to chirping smoke detectors that didn’t respond to new batteries. We replaced them 3 times! Without a car, we ultimately called a friend to come and take us to a hotel for the night. Yes, home, but not home. We took the dogs, who were already a little on edge. They did fine, although we had trouble resting. Lyn did’t fell well and ended up fainting and falling into the tub, resulting in a close call with the ER. Yikes. You just never know what will happen next.

The good news is that we are all fine. Sunday morning yet another friend picked me up and took me back to the airport to get a rental car. Another very hand friend gave me the low-down on smoke detectors, informing me that I should just replace them. So, there I went, off with my new rental car to Home Depot where I purchased the requisite smoke detectors and adaptors (things change in 11 years). Back to the hotel to get Lyn and the dogs, and then home to swap out all five smoke detectors.

Phew. That was just the first morning! The afternoon was spent napping and resting and otherwise avoiding any real work.

The whole thing made me miss Mexico even more.

I am a firm believer in “signs,” and this was a big one. Red flashing neon lights pointing straight to Mexico! Get out of Dodge, Geisler! Time for a new home.

Today we spent packing up our remaining items. Surprisingly, we don’t have that much left. I figure another day or two and we’ll be done. One of our friends is coming in the morning to pick up half of our furniture. That is going to be weird, but on a good note, will really show us how much we have left.

We’ve taken down all of the artwork and just have some clothing left to pack. I called UPS today. Turns out they can ship our stuff for a reasonable price. UPS. Gotta love it.

Booked our one-way tickets. Now need to get the dogs and cats onboard. This is really happening.

The whole day had me thinking back on the wonderful month we spent in Vallarta and the new friends and memories we made. Here are some photos to bring back some memories.

Published by donnageisler

Former marketing professional turned teacher of English as a Foreign Language. Living in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Lover of poodles, large and small.

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