St. Peter's Church in the village of West Lydford, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Keinton Mandeville, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Pogradec, Albania on October 2nd.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Acapulco (day 5)

I spent the morning tidying up Sherman and doing the vacuuming, while Ruth did some baking. Chocolate chip cookies made with coconut flour, and gluten free bread!

After lunch, we took Whiskey for a quick walk, and then Ruth and I walked down to the main street to catch the local bus to the airport. We had many taxis try and get our business, but the local bus costs only 5 pesos (42 cents) for the 5 km (3 mile) trip. Besides, the local public buses in Acapulco are an experience in themselves. Sorry, no pictures this particular time, but with the music blaring, and the horns going and the tassels lining the windshield…it is a cultural experience not to be missed!

Made it to the airport around 2:00pm, and Alex’s flight was scheduled to arrive at 2:22pm, and it did. He flew New York City to Houston, and then had a three hour wait in Houston for his flight to Acapulco, so he had a long day. Plus, he was out partying with some friends in New York over the weekend. So we figured he’d probably be a bit tired. Anyhow, a flight arrived from Dallas just before his flight arrived, so of course that jammed up things in the customs lineup. But he's here, safe and sound!

We walked out into the Acapulco heat and crossed the road to catch the local bus back to the trailer park. First thing he wanted was food, and second thing was a nap. He got up again around 6:00pm, and Ruth made his favorite meal….chicken enchiladas! Mom sure knows how to look after her son!

And that’s it for today….just relaxing this evening and catching up with our son. Tomorrow we are leaving fairly early and heading about 130 kms (80 miles) south of here to Playa Ventura, a little secluded fishing village with a fantastic beach. Probably spend a day or two there. It’s about 7 kms (4 miles) off the main road, so not sure if we’ll have internet or not.

Speaking of internet, the first month on our cell stick expires on Wednesday at 11:00am. Tried to buy a card today to renew it, but they were sold out! Hopefully we will come across another store between here and Playa Ventura, otherwise we won’t be able to renew it until Puerto Escondido.


  1. Great to see your son Alex made it for the holidays , bet you all are happy. Have a great time,Be safe out there, Rigg's sends a woof for Whiskey. Sam & Donna...

  2. Happy that Alex has arrived safely and without any traveling issues. Your next stop sounds wonderful. Enjoy!

  3. Sam and Donna...Thanks Sam, yes we are happy. I have been keeping up with your blog but haven't had any time or good internet to make any comments. Glad you made it back home safe and sound before the bad weather started. I bet Riggs is about the happiest dog out there now with his dad back. Hope Sadie warms up to you. Whiskey says hi back to Rigg's and Sadie.

    John and Ellen...Thanks, yes we are happy that there were no problems with the flight and we are so looking forward to moving on and getting to the actual beach.

    Kevin and Ruth

  4. What a great way to spend the holidays! Lucky for you with having great weather and a beach. Glad Alex made it safe and sound. Nice family photo.

  5. Tough luck with the Broadband! You will have to remember to buy one early next time. Just do not enter the renewal code too early or you will not get the extra month, just added bandwidth for the rest of the existing month.

    How much of your 3 GB allotment did you use up the first month? I never seemed to go over 1 1/2 or 2 GB, no matter how much I used it.

    Also, I am happy to see you got Skype to work on it. I was never able to.

  6. Glad to see Alex made it without any problems. Our boys arrive tonight and tomorrow. I'm hoping snowstorms along the way won't interfere with their flights.

    I love the picture of the nativity scene in the pond. How unique!

  7. Enjoy the Christmas season together with Alex, say Hi to him for us. We also like the nativity scene, quite different! Tony and Helen

  8. Maybe you could renew your card on line? Glad Alex arrived safely, have a super time.

  9. Croft...we still have internet! It was supposed to expire two days ago, but it's still working. Up until a few days ago, we were at 1.468GB, so about the same as you. I think Skype will only work if you are connected to a GSM signal, not the EDGE signal.

    Steve and Glen...yes, there is a way to renew online, but we haven't figured that out yet either! We'll get it sorted out today though.

  10. Margie and Roger...Thank you we are looking forward to the holidays, especially in this beautiful weather.

    Kevin and Evelyn...We are happy that Alex made it with no problems as well. Hope your two boys have also made it without incident or weather issues. Enjoy your time with them.

    Tony and Helen...Yes we will, thank you. We thought the nativity scence was pretty as well, such a nice setting.

    Kevin and Ruth


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