There is only a free road from Taxco to Chilpancingo. We had never been on this road before, but it's in good condition and we had no problems. From Chilpancingo, we could have stayed on the slower free road, but instead chose the expensive toll road. This four lane highway runs all the way from Mexico City to Acapulco. We have done it before in both directions with the motorhome, and we knew in advance that it's an expensive highway. But we figured that with the little blue car it would be quite a bit cheaper, plus we were only doing the short section from Chilpancingo to Acapulco.
273 kms (170 miles).
Well it was still pretty expensive. 215 pesos ($17.20) for the 93 km (58 mile) section of road. Yikes.
Pulled into the Acapulco Trailer Park around 1:45pm. Took a little longer than we thought, but we had the cruise on at around 90 km/h (54 mph) so we were taking our time. We were in no hurry, so might as well optimize the fuel economy!
First thing we did was meet up with John. He's one of our blog readers who has been following our travels for a long time. We met him and his sister Diane when we were here last year around this time when our daughter Lindsey and grandson Cameron had flown into Acapulco to visit us.
We picked out a site, and got the tent set up!
The other side of that short wall is the beach!
All set up!
We went over and visited with John, and he suggested we go across the street where he has his boat moored. We are on a spit of land where the ocean is on one side, and there is a lake on the other side. Anyhow, there is a nice spot over there with a swimming pool and bar so we sat and had a few drinks and a few laughs.
Ahhh, this is the life!
The lake. John's is the pontoon boat. We might go out on the lake today!
The main city of Acapulco is on the other side of this hill. We're actually just north of the city.
Ruth, cooking dinner.
You see that camp stove that we have? Well it's not the most stable. Ruth had made a nice pasta dish with ground beef and while she was cooking it, the other campers had come over and said how good it smelled. There were a group of them playing bocci ball nearby and they were jokingly asking when dinner would be ready.
Well just as it was ready, Ruth had it all in a big skillet. She was trying to wipe the table and somehow knocked the stove and over it went! Saved about 1/4 of it, but the rest went into the garbage. No, I didn't take a picture of the mess! Oh well, no point crying over spilled milk as they say. We consoled ourselves by going out and watching the sunset. Pretty hard to be upset about anything when you have sunsets like this...
Acapulco sunsets are like this pretty much every night!/