Once again, I am grateful to have a driver. We went from Culiacan, Sinaloa to Tepic, Nayarit. Not as long of a drive as the past two days and most of the roads were pretty good; not as much construction.
The jungly vegetation started somewhere north of Mazatlan and was welcome. Very green and pretty. We drove past what looked to be a like a large estuary where people were shrimp-farming. Lots of folks selling dried shrimp and shrimp tamales on the side of the road. It’s definitely a rainier place, here. We were watching the clouds as we approached Tepic, hoping to beat the rain. Alas, a thunderstorm dumped on us before and during our arrival at Hotel Fray Junipero Serra. So far, this seems like a very first-class place. We have a view of the plaza, a nice room, and there is a restaurant/bar in the hotel. On the colonade of the building are about 20 shoe-shine stations. Am guessing there must be a lot of offices around here with staff with shiny shoes.
We walked around Tepic, looking at shops, wandering. Tim got his hair cut. Tomorrow, on to Jalisco and our new home.