Okay, I'm half in the bag at the moment, but I want to report in since I'm not old enough to carry around a notebook of trip notes. Arrived late because of Thunder storms in Houston. They got rid of the tacky traffic light thingamagig and replaced it with a more modern looking green/red light device. I was questioned because of my 2 large suit cases. They asked if I had gifts for friends. I said no...NOTTTT!...They asked if I had more than 300 dollars worth of stuff in my suit cases....I said no.....Again Nott!! Jeans alone or 200 bucks each....Ridiculous!!!
Hector was waiting for me. I met a cute girl from San Fran on plane, she was meeting friends that were at Princess on a conference of plastic surgery or some crappola like that. Had Hector drop her off on the way and we exchanged numbers.
Stopped at WalFart on way to hotel, loaded up credits on my local phone. With in minutes one of my old time local friends called me. How she knew I was in town is beyond me. Got to the hotel.
Check in was a breeze, they expected I was coming, got my usual room. WEnt up to the pool, had my salad, relaxed (had a migraine), unpacked....one of my regulars that called earlier met us at Cabrito with a friend. Looked like they just walked out of Tabares (thought that's not the case), but I'm not complaining. Had the grilled chicken with mole on the side. They charged us for an extra dessert. Of course I caught that...since I'm not some drunken fool, at least not yet.....I really truly think it's done on purpose, but maybe I'm wrong and I hope I am. My friend tried getting me to party...My rules state not to drink on my first night. Stopped again at WalTart, picked up bottle of Tequila, Don Poncho, white wine, jug of agua for 28 bucks. Not bad!!, dropped it off and went to Ninas.
I didn't realize, but Ninas was fully renovated and very nice. It's 25 cover open bar....WE paid a whopping fat Zero and were at a table with the owner of Cabrito and some dudes that run Classico. I had a club soda..and couldn't wait to leave since I was tired and cranky. My friend took me back to my room....No comment, but I'm tired.
Woke up, ran from here to Diana Circle and back. It's brutally hot (10:30am) and I felt weak...maybe I'm out of shape or adjusting. HAD Breakfast at pool, made some friends, went to lunch at Pipos....Pipos is very good, but pricey IMO compared to others. The fish filet 90 pesos was excellent, but pulpo grilled for 200 pesos....common!! pricey and whole fish there is a rip off. I'd return for the filet. AS we were leaving the hotel, one of my female friends was cruising by with her mom in her pimped out narco looking expedition...She gave us a ride disobeying all traffic signals. I like a girl that can drive...LOL
Relaxed for an hour, headed to Los Flamingos late (7pm ish)...Sol (mgr) went out of his way to greet us. Had pozole verde and water...Very good tonght...even Martin the waiter took great care of us and pozole was very hot and loaded with chicken.
Cabbed to the Zocalo where I badgered ZZAA for sinus medicine recommendations for my vacation partner. Walked around...Zocalo IMO is iffy at best. A lot of creeps hanging around there. Ya all know what I'm saying I'm sure.
Went back, tried to siesta...didn't work, showered at 1130pm, had a younger couple meet me on balcony, took them to Palladium....IMO, a bargain for what you get...40 bucks, open bar, state of the art sound system, great views..etc. Met some chicas from Monterray...Didn't speak English...girl planted her sloppy lips on mine, I backed off (proud of myself on that)....maturing I guess.
330 am, went to Baby O. No cover, expensive round of drinks...Great crowd as always and great service, great management etc.
Walked out 5am (buzzed as all heck) had 6 drinks in total....walked to Tumbras, but it was closed and made the painful decision to call it a night...back in my room wired and typing this nonsense for anyone interested.....Tomorrow brings a new adventure.......One last thing...My friend the waiter by the pool mentioned I have a small gut now.....THX...like I'm not conscious of that snappa head!!!!