Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where's Deb now...

I had originally planned to go to Merida on this trip, but I decided the travel time would have been too long for just one week. Two of those days would have been totally taken up with plane and bus time, so I opted for something different. And although I love Isla, I want to start exploring other destinations. I'll start with my flight this time.

Whenever I have a layover in Mexico City, it never ceases to amaze me how big that city is. It seems like you fly over it forever before landing…it just goes on and on. I got some interesting pictures from the plane window this time.

I like seeing the mountains in the distance. They remind me of the Rockies with the snow on top.

This was an interesting shot. You see little remote villages throughout the mountains. I would love to take a drive through these areas, but I think I might be taking my life in my hands. I can’t even imagine what it would be like.

I was sandwiched in the middle seat on my flight to Mexico City, but was lucky to have a row to myself on the connecting flight out. The plane was full, except for the two seats next to me. Sweet! That book I'm reading is about Mayan history. I'll give a review after I get more into it.

My first cerveza in Mexico. Interesting…a Sol with lime and salt already mixed in. It was okay, but I think it tastes better when it’s real lime and real salt. Mexicana is one of the few airlines that still serves food on short flights.

Just a few introductory shots this morning. This is the little pool at my hotel.

It was definitely not swimming weather, however, and I had to buy one of these because it was overcast and cool and I didn’t have a jacket. It’s okay, ‘cause it was only ten bucks and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

A few more first day shots...



I even found a sink that is similar to the one I have in my house…

This is Abraham, who talked me into watching him paint tiles. I actually thought these were pretty nice and he does them very quickly. Something different that I haven’t seen before. He does it all with his fingers...no brushes.


And the final product. I thought he was very talented…and quite the salesman.

My first dinner here. The pico de gallo was very good…

And grilled fish with garlic butter. It was pretty good but WAY too much. I only ate one of the filets you see on the plate.

There are no restaurants here that sit right on the beach where you can put your toes in the sand. Today, I will be checking out the little mom & pop places to get the real feel of Mexico.

Anybody know where I am yet?

8 comments:

Jamqueen said...

I have no idea, but am glad you're enjoying yourself!

Anonymous said...

Hey folks. We need to get Deb hogtied, and have a GPS chip installed on her!! I am making that dinner tonight. mmmm
carl/debbie (enjoy)

barry said...

Not Yet...but sure enjoyed dinner. Glad you got settled in,Deb,,have a great evening & Let the Magical Mystery Tour commence,, ,

Anonymous said...

Vallidoid?(sp)?

MD in Texas said...

I am going to guess Puerto Morelos!!!

Life's a Beach! said...

The color of water tells me someplace on the Caribe in Mexico! That is the coolest painting! More more more!

jeanie said...

I was sure you were going to Merida to stay in that cool hotel that Jill stayed in. Nancy is there now and I remember you thought you'd be there at the same time. Wherever you are...the picture is lovely and that fish looks yummy.

Vee said...

I have no idea, Deb, but I hope you're enjoying your trip.