first stop, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Travel Blog

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"natives" waiting for us to disembark
After 2 days at sea, we reached our first port of Puerto Vallarta this morning. We had a tour of horseback riding planned, so we reported to the tour and boarded a bus which took us to the ranch where we were assigned horses based on our riding capabilities. Kevin and I are both novice, so we got the smaller and tamer horses I think. Our group had about 20 people, and we rode off following the guide. We forded the river twice on the way and twice on the way back. The first time in the river, my horse Morro decided to go off to the side of where the other horses had been, and went into deeper water. He lurched a little, and I was worried I might fall off the horse But no, I stayed on, although I was in the water to my knees! Our destination is a spot in the mountain side by the river and it also had a hot springs.
at dock in Puerto Vallarta
I was going to go for a dip in the hot springs, but there were people going bareback riding a horse in the river. I went to see what it was about, just to take some pictures. But after watching others I decided it wasn't that scary and tried it also. It was easier than I thought, and nobody fell off the horse. After a few more minutes of rest under a huge tree, we headed back. There was a tequila factory on site and we tasted several different tequilas. Kevin also got a corn tortilla with carne asada which he used to get when he lived in Mexico, and it was fresh off the grill so he wasn't worried about getting anything bad. Mom and dad took a walk around town, which had a Wal-mart! It was hot and sunny. Our ride in the countryside was in good temperature, the only time the sun was blazing was when we were swimming with the horse in the river, so it was just perfect. Not too hot, not too cloudy.
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natives waiting for us to disemb…
"natives" waiting for us to disem…
at dock in Puerto Vallarta
at dock in Puerto Vallarta
photo-ops
photo-ops
boarding the bus for our horseback…
boarding the bus for our horsebac…
on the way, I liked the low clouds…
on the way, I liked the low cloud…
fruit vendor by the side of the ro…
fruit vendor by the side of the r…
our guide and his horse
our guide and his horse
Kevin on a horse, a rare sight
Kevin on a horse, a rare sight
fording the river (the first of 4 …
fording the river (the first of 4…
Looking back
Looking back
Kevin is still on his horse
Kevin is still on his horse
me on my horse Morro
me on my horse Morro
resting stop with a big tree!
resting stop with a big tree!
horses we rode on rested by the tr…
horses we rode on rested by the t…
other horses by the river
other horses by the river
getting back on the horse, barebac…
getting back on the horse, bareba…
ok, it was fun, but I looked worri…
ok, it was fun, but I looked worr…
Now a smile
Now a smile
Kevin too
Kevin too
Kevin was having a little fun
Kevin was having a little fun
tequila making
tequila making
tequila making
tequila making
tequila making
tequila making
Kevin enjoys a taco
Kevin enjoys a taco
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta
leaving Puerto Vallarta
leaving Puerto Vallarta
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta
sunset when we left Puerto Vallarta