We've "done" Acapulco before. It's a bit of a zoo for traffic, and even when we leave here this morning, we've decided to take the round about route that goes north of the city. It's a little longer, and a little more expensive, but easier on the nerves and we don't need to worry about transito police.
(A) Where we are.
Yesterday morning, we walked down to the corner, about 1.5 kms (1 mile) and dropped off a load of laundry at the lavanderia. They wash, dry, and fold your laundry. Total cost, 60 pesos ($4.80). There were sheets in the load, so we asked if we could have them back same day. Sure, but you'll have to come and get it at 8:00pm. No problem.
Then we went down a little further and bought some chicken breast and veggies so that Ruth could make a stir fry over at John's place for dinner.
I finally repaired the cord on Ruth's computer. It's been acting up for months, and we have several times been very close to bringing it in to get it fixed. Yesterday I decided to tackle the job myself. Really, just had to splice the cable near the plug that goes into the laptop, but I had to cut quite a bit of it out. Works fine now, but the cable is a lot shorter!
John has a pontoon boat moored at the lake and he asked if we wanted to go for a ride. So we picked up a six pack and hit the water.
Captain John, with Ruth enjoying some sun.
As you can see, it's quite a big lake.
But then there was a problem. John went to speed up, and the engine just sort of bogged down. Hmm. Played with things a little bit, and there was something not right and it kept getting worse. We headed back to shore. Soon, a mechanic guy showed up, and he came out on the boat with us.
Mechanic guy trying to get things smoothed out.
But he couldn't figure out the problem. Time to call in the reinforcements! So in twenty minutes or so, another mechanic showed up.
This guy worked for an hour or so.
They managed to get it running better, but it's still not perfect. managed to take the boat out for another half hour or so.
Seems to be working okay now!
Kevin and John.
Ruth, enjoying the ride.
Went over to John's 5th wheel where Ruth made us a delicious chicken stir fry. And none of it ended up on the floor!
Today, we're heading about three hours south to a little spot we know of where we will tent camp on the beach for two nights. Sounds like we're traveling with another couple, Dave and Bonnie who are from New Mexico and have a little combi van. They're also heading for Puerto Escondido and we've decided to do today's drive together.