Puerto Vallarta is a resort town and a destination for a lot of cruise lines originating in California (re: The Love Boat). We'll be staying at the Krystal, which is a resort hotel that I've read mixed reviews about. Still, their website pictures look nice. Getting around shouldn't be a problem since it's a resort area that caters to English-speakers. Donna speaks Spanish in any case, so we should be all right.
With some four hours flight time each way, I'll have a lot of reading time so I've picked up Ishmael by Daniel Quinn to take along. I've become very interested in this book from reading about it. It's kind of polarized in the reviews with people either loving or hating it. I suspect I'll be in the former category. I'll let you know what I think of it in another journal entry and maybe a Good Reads review.
Donna will have her Nook tablet that she got for Mother's Day. I'm impressed with it. It allows her Internet access as well as ebook reading. I'll probably use it to post journal entries while we're gone and to send emails to family.
We're within a couple of days of our departure now. We'll travel light and try to not have to check any baggage. Our sons are home from college for the summer and will care for the dog and the house, while we head south and get the first stamps on our passports.