One of my favorite things about living in Mexico is the amazing thunderstorms we get during the rainy season (June-September is the best) This wasn’t always the case though, if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll remember my first big storm in Mexico: **Tropical Storm Season**
Last week we spent Ricardo’s day off in Puerto Vallarta. We went for a super nice dinner along the Malecon and afterwards sat in a coffee shop watching the people brave the first huge downpour of the season. Within minutes the streets were flooded with garbage floating down stream, almost like a river. We watched people running through the streets in their barefeet, while others danced in their bathing suits, or took shelter under our cafe awning.
I’m a BC girl… I was raised on Vancouver Island and anyone who knows BC knows that we get A LOT of rain. I absolutely could not think of a better way to spend an afternoon than listening to the rain. The heat of Mexico has not made me this way, I have always loved a rainy day.
Mexico is different though. The rainy season is HOT and HUMID, filled with mosquitos flying around waiting for the next gringo to bite. When it rains here, it REALLY rains. I love every single second of it.
Here is a few videos I took from my phone after about an hour of rain. The quality is not the best but you’ll get an idea.
This one is just to show some of the waves in the streets:
Check out the car that’s turning left at :10, it looks like it’s diving into the ocean!
When you don’t have a row boat and a couple of paddles, you walk!