Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter in Bucerias 2014/15

2015 was an incredible year. Unique in its uniqueness. With our two cats Marbles and Shasta in hand, we flew down to Mexico after Halloween. Hubby constructed a chicken wire fence around our casa to protect our cats the tiny little geckos from harm. Later, we welcomed the New Year at a poolside fiesta in Los Arroyos Verdes, a botanic garden compound east of Bucerias.

We met wonderful people in 2015; friends for life, I suspect.

We visited the historical and enchanting village of San Sebastian Oeste deep in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Jalisco. Their beautiful church is dedicated to the town's patron, San Sebastian. It was built in the 1660 and renovated in 1868 after an earthquake.

Three of my amigas and I spent two days in Guadalajara.

Shopped 'til we dropped!

Bucerias, Nayarit, a small town north of Puerto Vallarta, is heaven on earth.

Exotic foods

Melacon twenty minutes away

Heated pool

People say, "Must be nice," then give me that look when I tell them we spend our winters in Mexico. I know how opulent it sounds to them, but honestly, it's more economical than wintering in Canada. Especial for retirees.

That must make BC Hydro very sad.

The Mexican people are generous, kind, and welcoming. Nothing is more important than family.

Christmas Party

They have their Arts

The view from Breakers, a beachfront restaurant/bar owned by a fellow Manitoban. 


How many of us could paint our house pink without drugs meds provocation?

Sunset over Banderas Bay

Punta Mita

Feel very blessed spending my winters in this beautiful country.

 ... ended the first 6 months of 2015 by jumping the pond and visiting our youngest and his family in the UK. More on that later ...

Feliz Navidad, mis amigos!


  1. Beautiful pictures and wonderful commentary. Keep enjoying yourselves!

    1. Thanks, Keith. Merry Christmas to you and Jack. Best in the New Year, my friend.

  2. Hi Joylene - it does seem you have the best of both worlds, but if it makes economic sense - why not. Lovely photos giving us an idea of what's available ... yes I'd come over!

    Enjoy Christmas and the New Year and a very happy 2016 - cheers Hilary

    1. Merry Christmas, Hilary. The very best to you in 2016!

  3. Gorgeous photos. The church's interior is beautiful. I'd love to have a pool like that, too.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Hey Joylene!

    How's it goin', eh? Mexico loves you and you love Mexico and all that goes on within their wonderful culture.

    Loving the photos and here's to you and your loved ones, your adoring fans, a most amazing Christmas. 2016, a year of renewed hope, I hope.

    Penny, Tristan and what's his face, oh yeah, Gary! :)

    1. Shish, I keep spelling Tristan's name wrong. Sorry, Gary. Telling brain A A A A A.

    2. Joylene, how's it goin', A? :)

      Have a good one, A!

      On behalf of Penny, TRISTAN and gosh, ME...

  5. I generally write/type Tristen with an E. Sorry. A

    1. No worries, I did notice in the past, but never mentioned it because it was kewl :)

  6. Thanks so much for sharing all the fabulous pics! It looks like your cat's enjoying a siesta, and I've never seen such a group of tanned people! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Holiday Season! :)

  7. Thanks for finally talking about >"Winter in Bucerias 2014/15" <Liked it!


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