I´ve stayed at the Hotel Lerma in Mazatlan many times, but never as long as my current stay. This time of year its busy with tourists from the US and Canada. It seems like at least half of them are from the Pacific Northwest. I, along with a few others, have created an informal spanish conversation club. We´ve been meeting 2 or 3 times a week to share a meal and read and translate an article from Spanish to English or study a grammar problem.
Pater, in the picture, is an Irish fellow, but has been living in Bellingham, Washington for many years.