Getting to Know Casa Rana
Taking the fast lane to the a new life. We drove to Puerto Vallarta on August 9, 2010 to move Karen and Lilly into Casa Rana. It was the second of our moving trips and the Iron Duke, our 1996 136,000 mile Jeep, was stuffed to the gills this time as well. We covered 1500 miles and were in PV by 4:00PM on day three. We threw our stuff in Casa Rana as fast as we could and two hours later we were at a mini-concert in PV’s most exclusive hotel, three blocks down the street. Later we had dinner at my favorite restaurant, Barcelona, four blocks in the other direction from our house. We swayed our way back to Casa Rana that night, feeling that we were in the middle of everything. The next morning we found out that “everything” included a far away rooster, a way-too-close barking dog, and a neighborhood that liked to get up early on Sunday mornings. After an all day shopping trip the next day to the Walmart, CostCo, and the Sariana market, I was on the plane back to Los Angeles and my girls were starting their lives in Puerto Vallarta. If the first couple of days were any view to the future, something told me that KR’s life in PV would be anything but leisurely.
The following pictures are the “before” pictures, showing Casa Rana as it was when we bought it and immediately upon moving in. It’s going to change pretty rapidly.