My helpful neighbor agreed to drive me to the airport this morning but had a meeting to attend. She was nice enough to ring my doorbell on her way out. My alarm had been going for 10-15 minutes but of course I didn’t hear it. I did hear the bell and woke, showered, dressed and was at the curb waiting for her when she returned from her meeting.
I arrived at USAir with my boarding pass in hand so just had to drop the bag and go to the gate. One hour later I was on the 9:50 am direct flight to Mexico City. I made the reservation months in advance to managed a seat in the bulkhead just behind first class. The flight was sold out but a no show left the seat between me and the gentleman with an oxygen machine. He lost half his lung a while back and now resides in Mazalan 6 months out of the year. He has been going there since he was 17 but says it’s changed…that is an understatment. He was on a flight from California and got stuck in Phoenix for three days then has a 3 hour layover in Mexico City.
We arrived around 1:15 and I was at my hotel checking in at 2 pm. TSA opened my bags again. That is 4 times now…that I know of. Didn’t plan on doing much but when I went outside on the Tuesday night in Mexico City…it was hard to return. I stopped down the street at a recommended restaurant and had the recommended Taco Al Pastor Especial with a Sol beer. I was lost yet was around the corner from where I stayed a couple of years ago.
I got some coffee and returned to the hotel to freshen up. Not a bad place. Centrally located, clean, and cheap.
|Krishna from Lithuania on a trip around the world with the clan.|
|Your typical Tuesday night in Mexico City|
My landlady had been waiting for me so I wrote again with the same dates and times. She read my English wrong I think.
I ran into David and his wife while picking up my baggage earlier. David Shaver and wife…what’s her name, also live in Oaxaca 6 months a year and Scottsdale the other 6 months. We met a couple of years ago through his son Andrew who went to school there. Andrew is now working in Mexico City but now has a lady friend and may get married. We are both flying the same flight into Oaxaca tomorrow. Big day unpacking all those boxes I put in storage last visit as well as the Day of the Dead events I have planned. Good night.