I woke up early around 6:00AM Saturday Morning still in a daze from moving / driving the entire night before from Daytona to Atlanta. I pushed the snooze button just once because I knew that I had to get going in order to get ready for a day's excursion to Cuernavaca. Little did I know what I was about to go through.
Some people that I met in the terminal were quite nice and some advised me to drive, some to not drive and some just thought of how cool it was to be traveling the way I was doing it. My day's itinerary went like this: Fly to Mexico City (9:45 Eastern - 12:45PM Local --> 4 hour flight), land and find the rental car place which I booked through Expedia, drive from the City to Cuernavaca without a map, somehow find my girlfriend, hang out till 3:00 in the morning, drive back to the City, catch a flight to Orlando and ten connect to Atlanta, take the shuttle back to my car, change into my uniform, head back to the terminal and operate my ship to that night's overnight.
I got first class which was great but instead of sleeping, I messed around on my computer and read a book. I should have slept especially with a long road ahead of me.
Everything went as planned, but there were bumps in the road which included driving 24 kilometers in about 1.5 hours just to get out of the City, driving 1 hour to Cuernavaca, getting lost for about 30 minutes in the city of Cuernavaca and asking a police officer to draw me a map which he did so willingly. I arrived around hang out with Adelle and her friends, have dinner, go out Salsa dancing till 1:00AM and then get about 1.5 hours of sleep! It was all worth it in the end!!! Adelle's friend were so inviting and awesome to hang out with. Driving around Mexico in and of itself was an adventure. I did think though that I had it in me as long as I could be aggressive enough. I drive a little 5 speed Chevy something that isn't offered in the US because i don't think that it'll pass crash tests it's so small.
Here's a picture of Adelle and I about 1 hour later in front of a library of sorts in the Zocalo of Cuernavaca.
He's is one of the few signs along the road of welcoming me back into the city after a 1 hour mountainous drive from Cuernavaca at 4:00 in the morning. It was nice not having to deal with traffic but filling up the rental car was a hassle let alone trying to find the place that I had to drop it off of.
I got onto the flight without any problems, first class, ended up in Orlando and saw that an AirTran flight was leaving almost immediately, so I was able to catch a ride on them also in 1st class but the savings in time was spent on the taxiway due to delays for weather. I still arrived at the time previously planned for, shuttled, changed and headed right back out. I also got to catch the last 5 minutes of the Chargers game in the rampers' lounge and what an ending!!! GO CHARGERS!!! Final Score:
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Here are some pictures of Adelle making it to the top of the mountain / pyramid. Yeah for buddy!!! Oh yeah, for those who don't know, Adelle is on volunteer mission where she helps out in an orphanage and also gets to tour around Mexico at the same time. She's been there for two weeks now so communication has been sparse. Can't wait till you get back babe!