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Trip Start Dec 22, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Mexico  , Pacific Coast,
Monday, January 5, 2009

Mazatlan is definitely a cool place, with totally cool people, most notably our friend Laura, who really went out of her way to make sure we had a great time. Thanks Laura!

From the moment we arrived at the outskirts of Mazatlan we knew it was going to be good. Our first stop was Playa Bruja, which turned out to be the most consistent surf beach in the area, then to eat some freshly grilled chicken (60 pesos for a whole chicken with rice, salsa and tortillas), and then for a beer on the sea wall (which apparently is the longest in the world). Obviously we were stoked! And the good times just kept on rolling.

A random Mexican dude we met on the street helped us get familiar with the area, took us to his house to meet his family and even took us to the Kingdom Hall to meet up with our friends. And once we met up with Laura everything was all good. She set us up with a place to stay (thanks Carlos), introduced us to the rest of the cool peeps in the area and most importantly took us to the best eating establishments in town. (Tacos Urbanos!)

We ended up staying just short of one week in Mazatlan mainly because of the promise of a sweet party on Saturday night. Just kidding! It really was a fun town. We went surfing lots, got out in service (I started a bible study at one of the first doors), made it to the meeting (big cong. with well over a 100 in attendance), played soccer, ultimate Frisbee, hung out at the Machado (downtown core, very cool), drank tequila, beer, and ate lots and lots of quesadillas. Also, on Wednesday we were able to check out a very nice resort called Pueblo Bonito since one of our bros was staying there. It was probably the nicest we have ever seen, especially the pools, which are basically all infinity pools with fantastic views of the ocean. Dan and I even got involved in some sweet pool volleyball. (The team I was on won and we all received free drinks, but good effort Dan!)

In order to warm up for the party on Saturday night we had a party on Friday night partly on the beach, but mainly in the van. We popped the top, turned on the music, and crammed 12 or 13 people in good ole Gloria (about 10 dudes). I'm sure there will be more van parties to come. Now, the party on Saturday at the Altars house was awesome and the view was spectacular! (Thanks to Beto and the Altar family) Hopefully the photos will fill in the rest of the details.

Anyways, to those of you in Mazatlan who read this blog, it was very nice to meet you, we hope to see you again someday and thanks for making our stay in Mazatlan an enjoyable one.
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crasherdee on

My brother?
Tyler, it is 'easy as' to tell which entries are yours - not a man of many words eh?

The blog and pics are great - had me laughing out loud a few times (smelly hippie, Dan grabbing the deal on the board lol) - thanks for keeping us all updated...and tyler - you just gotta...ok, 2 guys are back to back and take 10 steps apart...if you just realize the complexity of...the smallest county in the entire world collapses leaving 4 dogs...when you imagine the smile on the face of...a pair of shoes...and so on...

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