17 Feb. 2009
Left home 5:15 a.m.
Departed Seattle 9:30 a.m.
Arrived in Mexico City at 4:40 p.m., via Aero Mexico Airlines. Melody was our hostess for this trip. Aero Mexico was a pleasant surprise. Our plane left on time, served beverages and a full meal, showed a movie (Mamma Mia), and arrived on time.
We went through Immigration at Mexico City, and then caught a domestic flight. Arrived in Cancún at 7:55 p.m.
Armando met us at the airport with the big purple Discovery Tours bus number 808. Checked into Presidente InterContinental Hotel. Slept.
Inter Continental Presidente, Kulkulcán Km 7.5 Quintana Roo, Cancún 77500, MX
18 Feb. 2009
Free day in Cancún. Cancún is a party city with powdery sand beaches. It draws about 4 million visitors each year.
Swam in the Caribbean. Slept in the sun. Had dinner with new friends at Margarita and Marijuana’s Cantina. I ordered Zócalo Pollo: chicken wrapped in squash blossom and stuffed with rice and pumpkin seeds. I ate every bite