The original plan was to spend the night in Sherman at the Acapulco airport. But, as is typical at airport parking lots, the parking was going to cost almost as much as we paid at the trailer park the night before.
We had stopped at a brand new Chedraui super store only about 3 kms from the airport and had asked security of we could park there for the night. This was our backup plan in case the airport thing didn't work out. So after we said goodbye to Lindsey and Cameron, we headed back to the big new Chedraui.
As we sat out the afternoon, a couple from Quebec (who's English was about as bad as our French) came over to ask if we wanted to sell our bicycles. My bike is actually a good quality one, but it's about 6 years old now and looking tired. Ruth's bike we bought in September at Walmart in the U.S. for $125 and it was already looking tired. Plus, it's junk to begin with and all the gear changing mechanisms have seized up. Never buy a cheap bicycle! Anyhow, this guy wanted to buy Ruth's bike. We made a deal for 800 pesos ($64) and he rode it away. Too funny, making a deal for a used bicycle in a parking lot in Acapulco! Strange!
I'll now be totally happy if we can buy a used bike in Mexico for the same 800 pesos, and I bet we can.
Huge new Chedraui superstore.
This store is huge, and very well stocked. Much better than the Walmart a few kms down the road, and easier parking for an RV. GPS co-ordinates are 16.77057 -99.77340.
This morning we are driving about 300 kms (186 miles) inland, up towards Mexico City. But, it's all on a beautiful (although expensive) four lane toll highway. Looking forward to a change of scenery and the cooler mountain air! The beach is nice, but after 5 weeks of it, we're ready to head for the hills!