Our home base on the Olympic Peninsula is unique to western Washington; it has a very little rain with an annual average of 16 inches. (Although, this year was record-breaking with rain.) However, very little rain does not mean we have endless sunny days in the winter. The three-month period of mid-November through mid-February can be dreary. If we can travel to a warm location for a few weeks during this time, we do!
This past December we had an invitation to visit friends, Tom and Kate, in Puerto Vallarta at their timeshare, Costa Sur, on the south side of the city. We did visit PV 30+ years ago at the beginning of their tourist explosion in the early 1980s. In our 20s and not much money to spend on a vacation, we took advantage of an economic downturn in Mexico in 1982, the peso
was devalued and Puerto Vallarta became a bargain destination for us and the friends traveling with us. Really, really good time.
With temperatures in the mid-80 degrees and cloudless days, we got our sun fix.