The enormity (20 miles across) of Banderas Bay, where Punta Mita, La Cruz, Yelapa, Nueve Vallarta, and Puerto Vallarta are located, offers numerous places to drop anchor or pull into a marina. Long before we arrived here Chandler and Henry, having heard about the place from cruiser kids who had been there, enthusiastically told us about Paradise Village Marina and all it had to satisfy their "cruiser kid needs". Huge swimming pools, crocodile slides, beaches, land showers, restaurants, super markets, and more! So Doug and I figured we could splurge on the dock fees for one week and give Chandler a b-day to remember. As good as the crocodile slides were, the best part of Chandler's special day was the friends who celebrated with her. Three girls joined in the fun and three hand made gifts arrived with them. Talented, sweet, generous, and fun-loving girls out here!
|Chandler, Maia, Isabelle, and Carolyne|
|Maia made a velvet purse|
|Isabelle crocheted Chandler a matching necklace and barrette|
|Carolyne made earrings|
...and later a few gifts at home (not hand made but still appreciated!).