<a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=San+Patricio,+Jalisco+Mexico&sll=19.233363,-104.714813&sspn=0.319621,0.586395&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,19.223498,-104.700203&ll=19.978511,-103.875732&spn=2.544934,4.691162&z=8&om=0"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2297/2226382100_34a72c3304.jpg"/></a> I played tourist in the morning so I didn't leave Guadalajara until 3pm. Highway 80 southwest of Autlán is a hoot (lots of twisties) but it was dark by the time I reached the coast, so I stopped in the first town I found. Melaque is a typical retiree beach town; cute and lots of not-too-expensive hotels. I've stopped taking pictures of places like this, except Melaque also has a huge dead hotel. Casa Grande, which once hosted 1,000 tourists at a time, was severely damaged in a 1995 earthquake: <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2318/2225552008_a885ec256b.jpg"/> <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/2224772915_f48f0c1f45.jpg"/> <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2224757787_25aac19e5c.jpg"/> <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2175/2225545134_f884d4814d.jpg"/> Yes, I have some sort of fetish for civic decay.