Oh, man, Mazatlan is amazing. Paved roads, modern cars, painted curbs, electricity, *laundromats that are reasonably priced* and SUCH GREAT FOOD!
|Out for a day on the bay on the S/V Dakota|
|Best seat on the boat.|
|Tuna Carnitas. Just think about that...|
The best part of Mazatlan was definitely spending time with our friends and getting to hang out with them on the boat, getting a feel for their dock-based life and comparing notes on their nomadic boat year vs. our nomadic stay-wherever year.
We didn't really have a strong relationship with their children before, but after 8 days, we definitely have a sense of who they are.
Getting to know our friends' and families' children has actually been one of the surprising benefits of this Sabbatical. We didn't even consider it as something we'd be doing when we made our original plan, but because we've imposed upon and stayed with friends and family along the way we've gotten to spend time getting to know all sorts of hilarious and adorable little people related to the big people we know and love.