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Feb 5 - 11, 2015




ou know when the world conspires against you? I’m a procrastinator. It’s just the way I am (and those around me need to know it and accept it). For months now I’ve been stock piling little odd jobs and craft projects in the vain attempt to get my new house fixed up. (We moved in September, so you can see my problem.) After many guests, travel, crazy deadlines, I figured this would be the weekend to bang some of these things out. A car ride to Home Depot, over to Costco, visit the local craft store, paint in hand, and then the skies open up. There will be no painting the ugly garden wall, hanging the outdoor decorations. No planting of the rose bushes, in fact there will be little done this weekend. Vallarta doesn’t have many options when the weather doesn’t play nice. Movies at the local theaters are an option but the selection is thin. Shopping can be a good way to kill a day but since I JUST came back from the states I’m all shopped out. So, you know what I did? I got on Pinterest. I went down the rabbit hole. And came back up with a million more projects including painting a mural, making pompoms, learning how to crochet hearts, valentine’s card ideas, wedding ideas, beaded jewelry,

painted glass. I many never come out from under this list of crafty things to do. Today is sunny again in our newly washed corner of paradise. Everything looks so green and shiny. It’s impressive even after all these seasons here. Hopefully the tourists in town can forgive the down pouring and see how important the water is to keep our mountain jungles vibrant. And since I missed the beach for the past couple weeks, I guess I’ll be there this weekend. Craft projects will just have to wait. Lots going on in town, out of town. This weekend kicks off the Holy ‘month’ of Guayabitos with Saturday concerts in the main plaza. If you are looking for an easy weekend out of town, this little fishing village is a charming place to enjoy a very affordable holiday. Don’t bother with reservations, just head there early and check out the hotels along the beach. For about $600 pesos you will find a comfortable room within a couple blocks of the beach. There are plenty of restaurants and of course the seafood is freshly caught off the beach. The drive is stunning. Through the jungles around Sayulita and then it opens up to pastoral lands and orchards of mango. Truly spectacular. Get out and enjoy yourself.

This weekend’s MUST DO EVENT EQUUS by Peter Shaffer – Main Stage Act II Entertainment Wednesday- Saturday at 8pm February 4th – 21st


his Wednesday is opening night for the much talked about Equus produced by Alain Perreault and I’ll be there in my finery. A theatrical event of this calibre is rare in Vallarta and if my

spies are correct, this could be a ground breaking production that will reverberate through Vallarta’s theatre district. (Not to mention; naked cast.) If you’re looking for something memorable to do this weekend – two VIP seats at Equus, upfront and close, so you can say you were there where it all started, might be just the thing.

Spanish Bloopers

Sandra Cesca


his new biweekly column is for all of us who are still struggling with the Spanish language…and for those who just want to enjoy a good laugh! Although I have lived here seven years, I still make many mistakes with words that sound the same but are entirely different or with the same word that has double or triple meanings, some resulting in various degrees of embarrassment. Today’s story: DURAZNO (PEACH) GUSANO (WORM) Another reader Carla writes in: “While trying to communicate with the local veterinary about possible heartworms in my dogs, I used the expression durazno de corazón

which translates to “ peach of heart!” When my vet looked at me funny, I realized what I meant to say was gusano de corazón (worm of heart or heartworm). Since both words contained 'u', 'a' and 'o' vowels and in the same order it is easy to see how

SPCA of Puerto Vallarta


alentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you can share your love for our four-legged pals by joining us for “High Tea at High Noon” on Saturday, February 14, 2015 benefiting the SPCA de Puerto Vallarta sanctuary. Set in one of Vallarta’s most romantic locations, Puerta del Cielo--the chapel across from Hacienda San Angel (, we will be dining on traditional English tea and scrumptious finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and desserts catered by the fantastic Kathy Overly. We are excited to announce that the lovely Laura Labra Lopez will be showing her timeless original designs during a brief fashion show. Complimentary jewelry will be provided by Cassandra Shaw. Festivities will be from Noon until 3 pm. Tickets are $650 pesos per person, and tables of nine can

be reserved. Tickets sell out fast, so be sure to contact spcapv@ to make your reservations today. Looking forward to a TeaROOFic Valentine’s Day with you! Our special volunteer of the week is Cait McDonald. Without her help, we would not be as successful finding homes for our rescues on Vancouver Island. Cait not only hosts our dogs overnight upon their arrival in Canada but handles their transfer from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. You can come and spend a rewarding afternoon cuddling the animals at Puerto Vallarta’s SPCA Sanctuary. Our dogs and cats are awaiting “forever homes” and your help is needed to jump start their socialization. During your visit, you can interact with the animals and even take a dog (or two or three) for a walk. You can also play with the animals, assist the vet or help

one word could be mistaken for the other!" Sounds like your vet is a “peach” of a guy, Carla. Send me your bloopers and a little story to go with them. I will even credit you if you wish. Let’s share the fun, have some laughs, and perhaps learn a bit more:

Janice Gonzalez with dinner time. We have scheduled tours each week and vehicle space is limited. We ask everyone to meet in the Costco parking lot beside the three large trees in open grassy area. You can either caravan in your own vehicle or ride with us out to the Sanctuary (reservations necessary). We have also begun scheduling tours from Nuevo Vallarta so don’t hesitate to contact Nicole Martin at to make a reservation. To see all the animals available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at spcapv. Get involved…rescue, adopt, foster, volunteer, donate or educate. Contact us at spcapv@ You can learn more about the SPCA Puerto Vallarta by checking us out at www.spcapv. com/home or on Facebook.

Issue 931, 05 Feb - 11 Feb, 2015  

Vallarta Tribune Vallarta Tribune Vallarta Tribune - Puerto Vallarta's longest publishing English language paper

Issue 931, 05 Feb - 11 Feb, 2015  

Vallarta Tribune Vallarta Tribune Vallarta Tribune - Puerto Vallarta's longest publishing English language paper