We were escorted down to a boat that would take us over to the other side of Puerto Vallarta. Good thing it was a speed boat because boats and I do not get along (stay tuned for day 3). Here I am just as we were pulling out of the harbor. Take special note of this picture because I have one from day 3 that you will see soon of me also holding onto a pole on a boat but in a very different way:
After our 20 minute boat ride over to the other side, we walked up the beach to catch our ride to our destination Then we caught our ride...which was this!It had a Mercedes symbol on the front but I'm not sure it was a Mercedes. It felt like riding on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland. I was waiting for the giant boulder to come down this road that we were traveling on:
It was a bit bumpy but we were having fun on our jeep ride!
We got to our destination all in one piece, and got geared up for our adventure. Attractive, no? Uh, not comfortable either.
We had to leave our cameras behind because we were told "you will get wet". Thank goodness that along with our 5 guides, a photographer came along to capture images for us. Our adventure started with getting paired up with a mule and riding it up into the mountains. This was actually a lot more fun than I thought it would be. The only downside of this was that my mule liked to run and we were traveling up very bumpy trails. Note to self...next time, wear a sports bra!
I don't have any pictures of any of us on a mule but this is the mule wrangler and I'm sure our mules are in there somewhere!
After about a half hour mule ride up into the mountains, we started zipping and repelling our way down. It was a blast! Some parts were scary (for me it was the waterfall repel) but it is fun to conquer your fear of heights (and dying) and just have fun! Here are some of my favorite pictures from our adventure!
Shaun on the steep zip line. It was almost straight down!
This is me on the zip line that plunged us into the water. Literally, we had to swim out and I now knew why they said "you will get wet". Everyone else on the tour brought a change of clothes but our tour booking dude failed to mention that. Oh well, it was fun!
Shaun and I racing down a double zip line (I beat him but I'm pretty sure he let me win)
And then took a group shot of all of us after a day well spent: