by Judith St. Gaudens
Morning has broken in Puerto Vallarta. Earlier, you were awakened by a very loud thunderstorm. The beginning of your first day in the tropics seems marred by the now gently falling rain. You’ve come to work on your tan, for heaven’s sake.
Well, mi amigo, rain, heat, humidity, beautiful sunsets…this is summer in Puerto Vallarta. Rainy weather in paradise cannot be considered grim. The rain cools the air (for awhile) and cleanses our beautiful jungle. So, put on your walking shorts over your bathing attire, grab your sunscreen and get thee to the out-of-doors.
You’ll notice that the streets are a-bustle with small business owners opening their shops for business. Restaurants are putting out their sidewalk tables and chairs for those who wish to dine al fresco. Sidewalks are swept; displays of colorful wares are put out to tempt you. But, first,…coffee or a latte and perhaps a delicious piece of pastry are in order.
Let’s head to the new Page in the Sun located on Lazaro Cardenas just north of the Cardenas Park and Garage. Look for the blue awnings. While waiting for your order, search the stacks of used books for the perfect beach read for later. The rain won’t last forever. The sun will come out…this afternoon!