Saturday, March 31, 2012
Went out in the kayak with John for his yelapa then and now shot but he thinks that it needs to be in late afternoon. We went and flew and I got a 35 minute flight and got to 1205 ft over the ocean. After I landed John and I kitted for awhile but John went into the lagoon electronics and all so I helped him get his stuff in rice and get his wing dry. Once we were done we went to Shambala for dinner. After dinner I took Alfonzo's son for ice cream.
Woke up and got ready for yoga with mom. She wanted it filmed so we took Johns contour and the Handy Cam and filmed the teacher. After yoga I hung out on the beach with mom while John did another flight with Dan. They both came and landed at the hotel Lagunita and ate lunch with us. After we ate we went home and I grabbed my wing and hiked up the mountain. I got a 15 minute flight, reached 1380 ft and got to the lighthouse hill before I landed. Went back up and got a 43 minute flight and got to 1370 ft but this time I stayed over launch. Hiked up again with Dan's Gradient Delite and got a 30 minute flight. After I landed we packed up Dan's wing for travel and went to dinner and brought his wing to where he was eating. We ate at Ramona's.
Today got up and went up to the Sasha and Sofia's room. They invited me to go horse back riding. An hour later I was on a horse on my way to the water fall with them. the horses got off track sometimes but we finally got there and I was sneezing uncontrollably. So then we went for a swim and I wish I had never rode on the horses because I could not stop sneezing. On the way back had trouble breathing. When I got back I relaxed till we went to dinner at tacos Yolanda with David.
Playa Birthday Party for Alfonso's Grandson and 200 of his closest friends. This was the most incredible party I have ever seen. All the women helped in serving over 6 courses of food to over 200 people. It began with Fruit Water then Shrimp Ceviche next was chicken pasta salad ***** to die for ice cream was after that (Vanilla, Chocolate chip and Chocolate) Birthday Cake and then the finale was pastor tacos from Tacos Y Mas with the spit and everything!!! It was a thing of beauty. All while 4 pinata's, musical chairs, a balloon game, dancing game and simon says were played on. The goodie bags were amazing and once again we tried more Mexican chocolates, treats and sweets then we needed to know existed. Music and all the folks were so much fun and entertaining. Griffin and Cynthia shared a dance that was super sweet and since I know he doesn't read my blog I can tell you about that!!! See John' pic. Adios Amigos.
9:45 hike flew 42 bi golden
10:26 hike flew 30 bright 3
11:12 hike flew 38 bi golden
11:55 hike flew 32 golden
12:25 lunch at hotels
1:30 hike flew 32 golden :30 min flight, crossed bay 1 time
2:41 hike flew 32 golden :52 min flight, crossed bay 2 times
Helped Griffin kite Dan's delight
Played cards with Jason
Filmed Griffin land the delight
Finished card game
Off to dinner
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I read some of Garden of Beasts.
Griffin and I kayaked out to get the Now photo of a Then and now set I am doing of yelapa. This photo was taken in 1961.
This one yesterday. I need to go out in the late afternoon and try more angles.
Griffin and I hiked up for a flight.
I have a nice 1 hour plus flight.
After landing I Kitted for 20 minutes or so until I kited my self into the lagoon. All electronics included. I have tried my phone a it works but everything else is still in rice till tonight.
I then got to kite my wet wing for 2 hours to get it dry.
We then went to Shamhbala for diner. After diner we talked to Alfonso for awhile. Griffin took Alfonso's son for Ice Cream.
Griffin, Alison and I played gin while Anson worked at Shamhbala.
We watched some family TV and then off to Bed.
Got up and started the hike to launch after laying on the beach for awhile. Expected.to do 2-3 flight but on my first one I got to 1370 ft and it was 40 minutes long. My landing approach was perfect and my touchdown was perfect but when I killed the wing I didn't kill it all the way so on the way down it flipped over and went into the water. Luckily there were 5 people watching me land that were willing to help me pull it out of the water. After I finished drying my wing we went to tacos Yolanda for dinner with David and it was amazing.
Great day chillaxing on the beach reading! Did a little work on the lending library. The units are pretty full so that is tough going. Hung out with Sonja and Anson hung with the girls. Went to Shambhala for dinner with John and Griffin. Put up mosquito nets for the girls, Griffin got a key for Brisas from Rosie. We chatted with Alfonso and Birita after dinner. Sied and Griffin went for Ice Cream. Anson worked at Shambhala. Lots of Garcis rentals there tonight. Watched some TV with the boys played a bunch on Gin (I spanked them) Off to bed. Adios Amigos!!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Alison had Phone calls and Board meetings.
I read and waited for my customers to arrive. They showed up at 12. They went down the beach to get ready and came back 45 minutes later. Carson, Ryan and Ola walked to launch with me. I flew Carson 55lbs 1st, Hike-up for Ryan but it was to windy. We waited a hour and then Ryan and I went. Hike up and Ola and I did a low wind forward.
Helpped a little in Casa Corral 3.
Went and picked up the Laundry from Ley / ISIS.
Took a shower. MetDavid for Dinner at Tacos Yolonda. Walked up to Tacos y Mas for Flan and Pie.
Off to Bed.
Today I got up and sat in bed because I didnt want to get up I crawled out of bed at eleven and got ready to go to a print work shop. When I got there to see if I could do the class and she said no because they were full I asked her name and her name was ANSON!!!!!!!!! she said it was a family and they have used it since they could remember. They came from England and we are part Irish if I am correct so we my be related. After that I went home and swam with Sofie, Sasha and sat on the beach for a while. Then I went to la Pelona and swam with the girls there to. After we got back we sat around and played soccer till we went to dinner.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Went to Shambala for Birria stew then went up the hill. Got a sled ride then went back up the hill again and got an amazing 50 minute flight. I got to 1350 ft over the ocean and almost got to the lighthouse hill but didn't quite make it so I had to go and land. On my landing I ended up to far back and part of my wing got wet. Spent the rest of the day trying to dry my wing in high wind, it wasn't very much fun. After mom and John got home we got ready and went to the passion flower for Asian night and poker. I started poker with 100 pesos and left the table with 615 pesos. It was a pretty good night.
Woke up and went to the Garcia house for breakfast. It was all of the tortillas that were leftover from the party the night before. They sliced them up and fried them to almost make Frito's then put them in salsa. After breakfast John and I went home and got our wings to fly. John launched and got a 22 minute flight but when I tried to launch my wing caught on the front left streamer and I crashed into the bushes. It took me Johns entire flight to get out but I launched as John landed and still got a 20 minute flight. When I landed John got to launch and I met up with Dan and we went up and both got 5 minute flights. We went up again and got another 5 minute flight. After flying we went to tacos Medina for dinner.
Laundry Drop with John (Maybe the last), Eclipse Cafe Pancake Breakfast! Hung out on the beach and met new neighbors from Portland Oregon Sonya, Sasha (10) and Sophia (12)- Anson toured the girls to the waterfall and played soccer on the beach. Sasha banged up her toe pretty bad on a rock she was a trooper. Went to Brisas for dinner with the girls. It was truly delicious as always! Grimm bed. Left hip was killing and I don't know why? Can't believe only 7 more dinners in Yelapa! Anson got into a printmaking class for Friday! Adios Amigos.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Started at shamhbala for berria Stew.
Then Hiked up and flew down.
Back up and Launched at 1:18, Made it to 1000 over launch so I tried to go to morning launch and found the Air turbulent so went back over afternoon launch and got up to 1000 over the ocean. Headed for the ridge in front of the light house.
Made the Bay crossing! Then surfed up above the light house.
Nice new view
1 hour over low launch, 1 hour over light house ridge.
I then Crossed back over the bay to low launch. It was trashy so I went and landed at the Hotel.
Hung out with Alison on the beach.
We are now getting ready for dinner and poker.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I set up the Umbrellas and Chairs, Then off for Breakfast delight.
After Breakfast we went to Shamhbala to tell raymond no Berria today for us. He said he would keep 3 for tomorrow.
Griffin and I hiked up, I got 22 Minutes griffin got a tree and then 20 minutes.
I hiked up again and got :58 minutes.
Griffin hiked up with Dan. I saw there landings.
I hiked up and got a :5 min flight
Griffin and Dan :5
I hiked up and was on a sledder until angus house. Scratched for :20 at -300 ft, then made it to 300 over. It got choppy so i pushed out front and the wing picked up. after landing I almost went in the lagoon. While I was packing 1 umbrella was blown out of the sand.
Off to dinner.
after getting back I hiked up for a flight,
on my way up for a second flight I ran in to serigo cleaning a ditch.i jumped in.griffin, david, pamela and one other ended up in the project.
then up for a second flight
met dan and jill for vancouver in the landing zone
anson and I went for a long swim in the ocean, the cat in the hat yacht was back in the bay
off to the showers.
we met erics family at the top of the stairs and walked to manguitos for diner,i had chicken fajitas, we talked large catholic families, travel to usa, age between brothers, erics job at chicos bar.i brought up my friends of yelapa fly in idea.
we the walked home, anson pushed the stroller most of the way and griffin finished.
when back at the top of the stairs eric invited us to his nieces 18th birthday party, large party at the garcia house I went to say hi to senor garcia and luis had me sit with him.hours later and another diner, we talked beach cleaning, wood working, friends of yelapa, kindle, paule's walks, home schooling,
while talking to alfonso some one needed a doctor outside, was a large gringo that was having a bad trip or something, maybe we will find out to day, it was bad, alison did a good job till the lady became histerical we decided to take the four of us out of the equation.
took 56 videos today plus pictures, when I get high speed internet I will post videos
now 2 sets of photos
I got up and got ready to go on Luis's boat. We left and went straight to the Las Marietta's. Once we arrived near the islands we started trolling around. After we were out for awhile we finally went to the beach. We hung out on the beach then got back in the boat and drove around to another beach that we a swam to through a rock arch. We skull got back into the boat and went home. At home I sat around on the beach for awhile then went home and sat in the hammock until John landed. We hiked to Shambala where Sergio was cleaning out shit creek. We helped out until it was finished. We finished our hike and both got really good flights. Mine was 25 minutes and Johns was 13. We went to dinner Eric and family at Mangito's. After dinner we went to a birthday party at the Garcia house. On our way home there was a lady passed out do mom helped bring her to conciseness before we left.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Today we got up earlier than normal so we could film Las Marietta's with Daniel and Diego but it was canceled so they could do more units. John and I finished cleaning the beach then we flew. We sat on launch for a couple hours before it got launchable. We both got 15 minute flights then got ready for dinner with Luis and his family. They meet us at the top of the stairs and we walked to Mangito's. I had the pasta with chicken and it was delicious.
Friday, March 23, 2012
we were suppose to go to the tres Marietta's islands today but that got rescheduled for Saturday
so I read rage on the beach.
griffin and I hiked to launch and waited 2 hours for the gusts to calm down, then got a nice 36 minute flight. I landed at the hotel where alison was tanning.
alan had launched from tapa and was surfing the ocean side on the light house ridge
alison and I walked home and I finished rage.
we walked up the stairs and met luis and family on the path.we all walked to manguitos for dinner had fajitas.
luis called leek to come and pick up his daughter on the atv.
the rest of us walked home and went to bed.
I didn't do much today until John and I went to fly. We went up around 1:00 and there were two pilots on launch. PV Chris and Alan with a passenger. PV Chris went first and had an extended sled ride. John went next and didn't have any longer of a flight. Alan and I waited for the cycles to improve while John hiked back up the hill. Alan and passenger were about to go when John got up top. Alan had me anchor his passenger since she was really light. After Alan went John laid out and got another long sledder but I launched seconds after him so we were in the air together. After flying we went and ate at a restaurant we've never been to before. It was pretty good.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
i then read some more of rage.
started making ceviche.
then hiked the hill 4 times flew 3 times and walked down once.
Then finished the ceviche.
Went to a new place for dinner food was good price was great.
Home and watched Milk.
Went and worked with Paco at the Rosewood gallery, helped make a 12 inch bowl. I was invited to help at tacos y mas so I went home and helped John on the beach before I got ready to go to work. I helped by cleaning tables and ordering and running drinks after I sat people. after we closed Paco, Elder and I went to the yacht club.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
finished reading roadwork
denver pilot chris hit a tree above low launch, he is ok, heard he was chris's student at the time. chris flew a tandem on his fire bird choice.
griffin spent the day the rose wood shop and then at taco y mas.
alison anson and I walked to janet's taco stand, it was closed so we walked to pollo bollo.i had ribs.
home and to bed
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Had planned to Fly the upper morning launch today but woke up to clouds and onshore wind at 10 mph.
Went to the Rose wood shop with Griffin. Then to Rosie's for a haircut.
Down to the Hotel for Nachos and Beach time with Alison.
I took a nap while she did yoga. I read a little of Roadwork.
While Alison got a massage I waled home and made Lemonada.
Took Anson to Rosie's for a haircut.
Moved the wireless at the units to the front of the building.
Colored Alison's Hair.
Heading to Dinner at shambahala
Came home to Alison's Scream
Woke up and the weather wasn't good enough to fly so I went up to the rosewood shop with John to see what Paco was up to. We got there at the same time so we helped him set up then John filmed him make some stuff then went and got a haircut while I polished some vases. After we closed shop we went and ate some fried chicken at his house. I went home and watched a little of the walking dead until John got home. I helped him make some limeade then continued watching after we helped Eric move the internet antenna. We went to Shambala for dinner. We came home to find a huge scorpion on moms bedside table.
Woke up and started hiking up Tapita. I got a 30 minute flight but I was getting pushed back so I went and landed. After I was packed up I went inside and read until we went and ate dinner at tacos Yolanda. When we finished we walked over to the passion flower gardens for poker night. I won 130 pesos and only Anson lost any money.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Alison and I went over and toured Casa Santana.
Up to Raymond's to Confirm 12PM Tandem with Alexandra.
Griffin and I hiked up with Alexandra. Left a radio with Raymond.
We did a nice forward Launch. Raymond was able to watch from in front of the Garcia Houses.
Griffin got a :30 minute flight
After Landing I hiked back up. had a great 1:05 flight. Lift was consistence so I would get 300 over head over bay, do some wing overs or something and back to the ridge -90 ft.
Last time I got to 800 over, pushed out over ocean. Plan to spiral then back to ridge. But had a great time so held it to 200 over the ocean.
Landed, Met Chris from Denver.
Hiked back up and Got a 3rd flight.
Showered, and off to Tacos Yolanda for dinner.
Talked to Alfonso, Discussed tandems. He said to do it. He had not talked to Chris yet.
We then went to Poker night at Passion Flower. I finished 250 up, Anson Down 200, Alison and Griffin up.
Highlights were the day ended with Texas Hold-em at Passion Garden Flower-I was up $350 (Pesos) that is! Ate at Tacos Yolanda and Ice Cream at Jocelyn's. Day was spent on the beach chatting with guests, David and Familia! John flew Raymon's daughter Alexis and she did awesome. Pancake breakfast from John with Bacon yum yum! Tuna fish salad for lunch with David Lord and the boys!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Again started with setting up the chairs and Umbrellas.
Did some blog work and other computer work.
Up to Shambhala for some beef stew. Birria
Talked to raymond about his daughter missing our tandem appointment. Will try again for Monday.
Helped out some more at the office.
We then went to to up river waterfall as a family. Took lots of Video and Photos. It is a 1 1/2 hour walk there. We spent an hour or so. with dinner a 6 hour round trip.
Finally found a Pig!
Walked back to manguitos for dinner. I had chicken Fajitas.
Elaine owns land with big trees and tent.
Home to blog and go to bed.
So today I woke up at 6:30 this morning to go fishing with Dennison, Edson and their dad Deline. Anson knew Dennison through his trips to the school but had never really connected so when I saw him at Brisas Restaurant (he is part of the family) I asked if he would take us fishing in his boat, he said yes. We met them on the pier at 7 and went south down the coast about 30 minutes to Rocca Iglesias. We caught between 2 and 3 dozen fish in a 3 hour period. It was a lot of fun and we took home 5 of them for ourselves. After we got home we went to Shambala for their Birria stew which was awesome. Eventually we went to the upper waterfall and hung out there for awhile. We went to El Mangito for dinner.
Woke up and went straight to La Pilona with Anson, Sarah, and Rachel. We spent most of the day there and I did a couple flips. Since they were leaving we had to go down at 2:45ish. We played cards on the beach until the water taxi came. Once they left John and I took the kayak out and went around the bay for a couple minutes. We hung out at home then went to the quesodilla place below tacos y mas without Anson. It was really good. After dinner I went to Angelina's for the St. Patricks day party.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today started with Opening the office.
Setting up chairs and raking the beach.
I then read until my 1:30 Tandem appointment.
Raymond was not there plus it was windy.
Had a meeting with David from Yelapa.info
Finished reading the Bone Collector.
Started Arguing the book.
Continued reading Stephen King's Roadwork.
Took a Kayak paddle with Griffin.
Went and Toured the Mansion.
Went to the Quesadilla place next to the grocery and behind Taco's y Mas.
Home to more book time Roadwork.
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Friday March 16- Yoga in the AM with John. Took him to Dana's to show him her beautiful house and inversion table.Hiked around up river, afternoon nap then beach with Nancy and Malcomb Dinner at Brisas with Maine-Malcomb and Nancy and Lisa Law. Checked out their unit ours is muy bueno.Saw the inside of carriage house es no bueno and needs tons of work to get it back to life.
Thursday March 15 Dana massage and house tour. Awesome. Eclipse in the am with John for French Toast no Chiro Jim he was late and hungover and we thought not to have him CUI- (Crack under the influence) Checked out the the "carriage house" in the am. Dinner at Shambhala with the Garcias and my the grace Gustovo joined and translated beautifully for us. Best conversations ever with Pauly and Alicia. So grateful to have this opportunity with them and Yelapa.
Wednesday March 14 Tacos Yolanda with Katie and Justin Yeah they came back. Lisa Law too. Kayaked with John in the ocean and fell in love more with Yelapa and it's houses.
Tuesday March 13 Tacos Y Mas for Dinner-Bucerias for John and Griffin- Anson taught in School all day.
We got up and got ready to go La Pilona with Janet, Rachel and Sarah. Once we all were ready we took them past the Shambala café and up the paragliding trail until it split off. La Pilona is the pool of water just above the waterfall with two cliffs and a tree that you can jump out of. After we were there for awhile Janet left to go sit on the beach while we spent a little more time up top. After we were done we went home and played cards until it was time to go to the Shambala café with Mr. and Mrs. Garcia. Gustavo came as a translator and he helped out a ton.
Friday, March 16, 2012
We then went to Dana's and looked at her yard and inversion table.
Walked up the river and back to the unit.
That night we took a tour of the Carriage House.
Found this guy on the walk home.
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