Christmas in La Cruz

We tied up in Marina Rivera Nayarit the Thursday before Christmas and began getting the salt out of things to stow below while we spend time stateside.  Christmas Eve we spent quietly on the boat, but Christmas Day we got together with lots of other cruisers and local “gringos” at a favorite hang out.  The restaurant provided turkey and the rest of us provided the pot luck food.  Turned out that there was plenty of goodies and we all ate our fill.

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After we had eaten our fill, Santa arrived to pass out gift bags to 400 children from the local area and it was great to see the gifts light up their faces.

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Before Santa handed out the gifts a group of the children sang Christmas carols for us in English.