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by northmb
Wed May 18, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Counting down!! Anyone Else counting down??
Replies: 131
Views: 60561

I know it might be a little early - but we are already counting down!! Simply can't wait!!
by northmb
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: Taxi to Tropicana
Replies: 2
Views: 3120

I think we used the San Marino as our benchmark when we booked a few years back - then we just told the driver when we got in - no issues! it was a few years ago but being that they're only a couple of blocks apart it should still be okay!

have fun!!
by northmb
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Cell Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 10135

I had problems setting up our account - same issue - being from Canada. I called them and they were very helpful in setting us up our account over the phone. Now I am able to just go on-line and add the minutes. So far so good - the truth will be told when we actually arrive back in PV and see if th...
by northmb
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Puerto Vallarta Transportation
Topic: (updated) 10 of Us!
Replies: 13
Views: 9789

We've used the servce on this website before - very reasonable and I believe that they would be able to handle your group size.
by northmb
Mon May 24, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Cell Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 10135

Finally got around to dealing with this! We used prepaid wireless. com. Des did a little research and they seem like a "safe" place to deal with. I did have trouble registering on line and finally had to call their supoprt desk. The girl I dealt with was wonderful and got me set up rather quickly. I...
by northmb
Tue May 11, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Counting down!! Anyone Else counting down??
Replies: 131
Views: 60561

We are staying in condos in Punta Negra. We stayed there last year and absolutely loved it! it is about an 80 peso cab ride toward Mismaloya - or a 10 minute bus ride. We were unsure about staying out there but had the best time - and still spent lots of time in town too. PM me and I can give you so...
by northmb
Tue May 11, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Counting down!! Anyone Else counting down??
Replies: 131
Views: 60561

We're counting too! Condo's are booked just working on the flights. A little more complicated this year as we are flying into New Orleans on the way down to experience a little Mardi Gras first and then PV. Bringing friends that have never been before too - so really can't wait to show off!
by northmb
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Cell Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 10135

The guy at the Telcel store where we bought it - (Roberto - on Insurgentes) said it was possible to do this. I have managed to find a website - but of course it's in spanish and I can't read it! I work with a girl who speaks Spanish and I'll keep you posted if we figure it out. It certainly would be...
by northmb
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Cell Phone
Replies: 13
Views: 10135

Gary - do you know if there is a way to add minutes on-line from Canada? We were told we would be able to do this but I haven't been able to figure this out yet. We'd like to keep our phone active so that we don't lose the number and have to re-register it every year.

Thanks!

Sherry
by northmb
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Matromonial grande hammock
Replies: 9
Views: 5704

You'll see lots of what you'll see in PV at the markets. We've found in the last two years that we've been able to negotiate lower prices than we could in PV. We certainly didn't have a problem getting a room for one night at a decent rate. Last year we also wandered over to Guyabitos ($3 cab ride) ...
by northmb
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Matromonial grande hammock
Replies: 9
Views: 5704

It's about 45 minute to an hour on the bus - the greyhound type. We've gone twice now - actually have gone out on Wed. and spent the night (last year got a deal for a 2 bedroom suite at $40) take in the market and back to PV loaded with goodies by early afternoon. If I can find this girls' card for ...
by northmb
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Shopping & Services in Puerto Vallarta
Topic: Matromonial grande hammock
Replies: 9
Views: 5704

There is a shop in La Penita that makes those types of hammocks. I might have the name somewhere - I'll search around and see if I can find it. But - it's close to the Don Jose hotel and the restaurant/bar "Hymie's and Jamies" (I know I have that wrong!) Checking out the market in La Penita is quite...
by northmb
Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: Sad news in our house
Replies: 27
Views: 12363

Tom and Lorrie,

We've never had the plesure of meeting you guys either but do feel as if we know you. Our deepest sympathy on this tragic loss to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sherry & Des
by northmb
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General Travel Tips
Topic: La Penita
Replies: 9
Views: 5781

Hi Joyce! They are literaly right beside each other. Last year we spent a night before the market and had a very short cab ride down the road to have dinner. Kim stayed there and she used to walk back and forth between the two. We're thinking that we will spend a night there this trip too and then g...
by northmb
Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How Coooold is it where you are?
Replies: 95
Views: 35386

okay - I was wrong - it can get colder - minus 54 wind chill this morning! And it's supposed to be like this for a few days before it "warms" up to minus 40 again! These are days when I really wonder why we live here!!
by northmb
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How Coooold is it where you are?
Replies: 95
Views: 35386

OMG - minus 45 windchill this morning! It's been in the minus 30's all week and I didn't think it could get any colder - this sucks!!

Two months and 5 days - that's all I can think of!
by northmb
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Hotels, Resorts and other lodging tips
Topic: Loma Del Mar or Tropicana
Replies: 5
Views: 3599

Hi Chris! We stayed in a junior suite at the Trop 2 years ago. Small kitchen but very functional and spacious living area. Two beds and a decent bathroom. Can't beat the view - right on the beach and a huge balcony. The pool area is also very nice. All in all we really liked it there. The only issue...
by northmb
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Restaurants, Cafés & Food in General
Topic: Reccomendations: Tacos Al Pastor?
Replies: 40
Views: 29897

Takos Pancho (I might be off on the spelling! - it's just off Olas Altas on Basillo Badillia (again - spelling?) . Tiny spot with tables inside and one or two out on the sidewalk. it's next door to Cafe D'Olla. (That spelling doesn't look right either! - must be the minus 46 wind chill this morning ...
by northmb
Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How Coooold is it where you are?
Replies: 95
Views: 35386

minus 16 right now - with the windchill last night made for a tough time for the little trick or treaters!
by northmb
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General Ramblings
Topic: How Coooold is it where you are?
Replies: 95
Views: 35386

OMG - the ground is covered in snow this morning!! :shock:

This is way too early for that - especially after the summer we just didn't have! I think I'm going to go back to bed and hide under the covers!