Departed Chicago on the redeye for the 40th consecutive year on Thursday @ 0025, arrived in Mexico on time, took 1 hour & 5 minutes to clear all the necessary stops, made it to gate 75 just as they announced boarding and made it to Acapulco again on time and Octavio was awaiting my arrival at 7:30. Trip was perfect and I hope the next two months are the same.
Checked into Pacific Paradise and then made it to the Zocolo for breakfast and to turn over all of the items Sylvester asked for. Pedicure at Illiana and shave and a haircut at Victor's.
Dinner at La Tortuga, Ruffino was in-charge, chili rellenos were excellen as was the coversationt.
Today I walked to the Zocolo and beyond before breakfast. Little has changed from last year. The old paella establishment has been refurbished and is now called Casa Azul and it appears to have a menu similar to the other beach restaurants.
Copacabana has been rebuilt and is looking very good.
The big government building on the Costera that could be government offices or utilized by the university is still vacant and fenced off.
The exercise machines by the cruise boat landing site are decrepit and unuseable.
It appears that vehicles are no longer being exported from Acapulco as there is not one in storage.
Diego Rivera's murals are still outstanding