Saturday, January 26, 2008

Aquarium/ Parasailing

Thursday morning we all went to an Aquarium in Mazatlan and spent a few hours looking at the cool animals and seeing several shows from the birds, the seals and a diver. We had a good time and fun was had by all, until we got out to the parking lot and found the battery was dead on the suburban because the lights were left on. After fifteen or twenty minutes we were able to find some booster cables and be on our way.

Here are a few animals we saw.

Sealed with a kiss

I tried every evening to get a good sunset picture, but there were always clouds on the horizon, so this was the best I could do.

There we several souvenir shops along the street by our hotel and Thursday evening a few of us went out to take a look. We didn't realize that most of them close at 9pm and that is about the time we headed out so we didn't get to see much. There we a couple still open and it was at one of the shop that I found this hat. I was told that I should buy it but I just could think of any practical use for it.

Friday morning we rented a couple of jet skies and enjoyed an hour of fun with them. It was my first time riding one but hopefully not the last. Friday was probably one of the warmest days we had so after jet skiing we spent some time swimming in the pool. That afternoon I decided to go parasailing. This is something I have wanted to do for quite some time.

Self portraits are bad enough, but at high altitudes they're even worse.
A view of the coast from the air.

Our hotel.

After parasailing we rented a catamaran and went out and sailed for two hours. The wind wasn't the best and it was a little chilly but it was still a lot of fun.

Since the shops were closed Thursday evening when we went out we went again Friday evening, but a little sooner. We all went this time , all twelve of us.

Getting to sit with Senor Frog.

This is an Iguana we sited Saturday afternoon shortly before we returned to Santiago.

We are all safely back in Santiago arrived back about 5pm. Just finished supper and we are going to play Rummicue, so I have to post this and run.


Philip, Joia and Keenan said...

WOW! You saw so many cool things, and Did so many cool things! How fun! I'm sooo glad you're able to enjoy yourself doing stuff other than work this time around... so awesome! By the way, the sunset picture is Gorgeous!

Tim & Stephanie said...

Hi Andrew, I was just showing Marika and Shaelyn some of your pictures, and Shaelyn pointed to your pic and said, "I love YOU, Andoo!!" - Marika also wanted to pass along that she loves you and misses you too. Looks like you're having a great time - we love reading your blog and are looking forward to seeing all your pic's when you get back.

Judy said...

Mom here, Hi Andrew, Great pictures and great talking to you Sunday. The parasailing looked pretty scary to me, I didn't realize you went that high. I am sure you loved it and I am glad that you didn't tell me you were going ahead of time - I was thankful everything went well. Enjoying your blog so much. Love, Mom