LA MANZANILLA, JALISCO
ART GALLERY OPENING FOR EFREN GONAZALES January 7-10, 2005

[Efren at Opening]

On the second day of our trip we visited Barre de Navidad and did a tour of the inlet, boarding a launch at the marina and beach in Barra de Navidad.

[Harbour in Barra de Navidad] [Beach in Barra de Navidad] [Boarding Launch]

We crossed the inlet to Isla Navidad and toured the marina at the Grand Bay Hotel, a luxury five star hotel, and then on to the Hotel's Country Club with its 18 hole world famous golf course. We walked to the Country Club from the inlet boat ramp, examined the decorative lobby and had a leisurely brunch in the dining room.

[Grand Bay Hotel] [Country Club Entrance] [Country Club Lobby]

That evening, we joined Efren at Galleria La Manzinilla up the coast 16 km from our hotel in Melaque. Efren's show was well attended by people from the area, San Miguel de Allende and our contingent from Ajijic. He sold more paintings than any other show to date in this Gallery.

[Efren and Jim] [Efren's Paintings] [Ajijic Group]

After the opening, we had dinner at Martin's Restaurant in La Manzanilla. And on our last evening we enjoyed cocktails and the magnificent sunset from the roof bar of the new Hotel Londra in Barra de Navidad.

[Dinner at Martin's] [Martin] [Sunset]

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