Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Two ships are already in port as we approach Puerta Vallarta at dawn Resort hotels line the shore A Mariachi band plays as we disembark A rather full truck of workers Roadside tourist trap We arrive at the Dona Engracia Tequila distillery Church dome Fountain Patio Men to the left because women are always right Saddles Watch out for bulls Blue agave pinas that will be baked and steamed Huge axe for splitting open the agave pinas Steam area Crushing wheel Shredding machine Stills Fermentation vats Pete starts tasting tequila Linda and Pete listen to the guide June takes a taste Salud Papel picados hang from the ceiling June buys a lot of her favorite tequila Small chapel Real Mexican Taco Bell Making tortillas by hand Cups for margaritas Tacos and a margarita Not sure I'd want to eat at this place Coconuts and gourds for sale Fruit and coconut drinks for sale Pretty mosaic on a wall June shopping for jewelry Rock with Mexican opal inside Launching a fishing boat from the beach Pretty beach Traffic jam downtown A standoff on the street leading to the malecon Cafe San Pedro heart art Stone sculptures for tips Triton and Nereida mermaid statues The Boy on the Seahorse sculpture The malecon arches Sidwarlk art made by embedding stones Dolphin fountain Pete We head towards the the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe Pete waits to go into the church Inside the church The altar June and Linda Skeltonized tourists on a mural We return to the cruise terminal Puerta Vallarta as seen from our ship Mountains as we cruise up the Baja coast