The 20th Anniversary Celebration Continues on the Fun Ship: Day 4, Mazatlan

Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera
What: Carnival Miracle
When: August 13-20, 2016
Why: The 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration Continues

We woke up at 8 am and the shipped was already docked in Mazatlan. Breakfast from the Lido was cereal and milk with coffee in the room. It was already too hot to eat on the balcony.

We walked the promenade and took some videos before venturing off the ship around 10 am. In Mazatlan, you have to ride a shuttle to get to the actual port.

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IMG_7323We stopped at the shops and restaurant at the port and did some window shopping. We were approached by a taxi driver and we agreed to go to the Golden Zone at Margaritas where we ate last time we were in Mazatlan.

Unfortunately, his cab was across the street and not at the port. This should have been a sign of problems. Rich rushed across the street and when Kathy followed, she tripped and injured her foot. So we thankfully skipped the weird cab driver.

Instead, we settled at the outdoor port restaurant where we had Margaritas plus shrimp tacos for Kathy and chicken tacos for Rich. We’d wanted to stop here the last time we were in Mazatlan but had already had lunch at Margaritas in the Golden Zone. (Will be uploading videos.)

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The mariachis played beautiful music while we ate, and the roaming entertainer made us balloon hats.

Kathy’s foot was hurting so we returned to the ship, got some ice from our steward and rested in the cabin until it was time to visit the Serenity aft pool. We stayed in the shade, but it was still scorching hot even in the water.

We soon returned to the cabin and ordered a turkey sandwich and Cokes from room service before our nap.

We sailed away from Mazatlan at 5 pm heading for Puerto Vallarta tomorrow. We wrapped Kathy’s foot in an Ace bandage that Rich got from the medical center, and we were off to the Skybox Sports Bar where Kathy had a Skybox Martini (vodka, cranberry liqueur, orange citrus, and Domaine Chandon bubbly) and Rich had a Thirsty Frog beer. We enjoyed our drinks while watching the Olympics.

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Dinner was calling at the Lido buffet where we had salad, pizza, and other assorted yummies. Then it was back to the cabin for milk and cookies from room service before lights out. We set our clocks ahead one hour tonight. We put our breakfast order on the door for morning delivery.

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About Rich Eckardt

Byzantine Catholic Convert. Knight of Columbus. Celebrant of the Divine Office.