Mexico Cruise 2007 (3 of 4)

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On the fourth day, we docked in Mazatlan, where we planned to explore the city on our own.

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Dawn over Mazatlan harbor.
Keywords hdr, sunset

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I believe these deck chairs should be rearranged.

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Frigate Bird
There was much conversation about this bird over the course of this trip. Apparently it's a very talented flier, but a terrible hunter, so it has to take everyone else's food instead. Kind of like us.

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Tedd and Tessa and Alina on the "free and imperative tram" that took us from the dock to where about a hundred sellers hawked various wares in a strange little village of shops and sidewalk stands at the port entry.

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Everyone has now arrived in Mazatlan, where we were expected to buy something. Now.

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Some of the houses were whimsically decorated.
Keywords art

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Tessa found a store cat in Mazatlan, and stopped to pet it for a bit.

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A smiling dragon-gargoyle-lion thing.
Keywords art

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Judging by the shadows, I'd say the trees were of a particular shape.

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A street in Mazatlan near the church.

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A Coca-Cola Christmas.... lovely.
Keywords art

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Rory and April and Haley and Courtney outside the main cathedral of Mazatlan.

A classic shot of Greg taking pictures inside the main catherdral.
Owner Tessala Larson

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More catherdral pictures... This one's kind of funny though because Mary is holding baby Jesus and the cross. "Does baby want a nice crucifix?"
Keywords hdr

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The main altar, I think.

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Tessa crossing the street, which was actually quite busy.

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Haley is not bad on the swing ring thing.

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Greg is not so good on the rope.
Owner Tedd Ward

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Rory got about halfway up, just using his hands.

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And then Tedd had to have a turn.

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Then Tedd swung around (three times? lost count) and jumped off of the bar.

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An action shot of our 4 mile trek to the Aquarium.

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There were a few metal sculptures on the way to the Aquarium, and one of them happened to be in the shape of a car, and Alina thought it would be funny if we all got into the car, but Tedd had a whole nother thing planned.

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Crossing the street in Mazatlan was not easy.

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Leaping sea lions!

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Precariously perched parrots!

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An impressive wingspan!

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This osprey definitely wanted out.

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I've never seen marbled eyes before. I wonder what they see?

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Say "cheeseburger!"

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Catching flies (literally).

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An escapee...

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...and his hideout.

Time to hide out.
Owner Tessala Larson

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A mudskipper, which reminded Greg of a congressman.
Keywords photoshop, wildlife

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Our family of 11 had dinner in the Pinnacle Cafe on Tuesday evening, which precisely marked Mom & Dad's 50.50th anniversary.

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Of course, there had to be another cake!

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Baked Alaska, still in flames.

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