We left from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and dreaded going through the security thing! Body probe? X-Ray? I opted for the latter. I was directed to a 'Special' room because of my foot. After the usual frisking, they decided to X-Ray my wrapped foot. I guess they suspected me of being a possible 'Shoe Bomber'! The guy operating the machine must have been new because he had to ask a fellow employee for the password to use it. (I wrote it down! lol). After a series of nine scans from different angles, I guessed that I was good to go..... Because he told me I was good to go!
We proceeded to the boarding gate and the girls visited the 'little girls room' while Dave and lounged around and talked. I sat down next to a guy and asked where he was going! Mexico, he said. I then asked where in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta. I told him that we were going there also. So Dave asked him where he was staying and it was the same place that we were headed to! So I began chatting to Larry and his friend Tony. They live in Vancouver, Canada and this was their first time in Mexico. They proceeded to introduce Dave and me to their wives and their combined NINE children! Yep!! They had their hands full! We saw them there and they were having a Great time also!
Our flight was full but it didn't seem to matter. Everyone onboard was having fun! This was the 'Party Rpw'!
We finally landed and it wasn't nearly as hot as expected..... Mid- 70's.
The airport in Puerto Vallarta is always a wild scene! Not because of their security but because there are dozens of men trying to sell timeshares. I told my friends to keep their heads down and just walk! And if you have to respond, tell them that you already own one.
Another good tip: Carry a cane!! Really!! They will sit you in a wheelchair and wheel you everywhere!! A $5 tip is always good.
We took a prearranged bus to our hotel 30 miles and this place was HUGE!! 30 minutes from the lobby to our room. Bad part was all marble floors, which ravaged my foot. But it ended up being OK.
The rooms were Awesome!!! The condo was 2000 sq ft and had everything. As for the microwave and washer/dryer?? Instructions in Spanish! My Spanish is very limited so communicating with the maid and staff involved much pointing and gesturing wildly!!
Speaking of our maid, this was ours. A sweetie by the name of Minerva.
Here was the view from my 'perch'!
See that blue area?? That was the beach! lol!
Anyhow, I will have much more to share but I leave you with photos of our rooms.Note the three big screen TVs and the computer! More about them later.
Next post, 'Settling In'.
PS: Minerva made this at her home for us..... Am elephant and a mouse made from towels!