We traveled this year with far more luggage than usual.  Normally 2-3 suitcases max, but due to wanting to get our shopping cart that rolls upstairs  to Mexico we had to put it in our largest suitcase. Between the suitcase and the cart we had already used up 25 lbs of the allowed 50.That and 3 months supply of meds for the Senor 3 months supply of protein

Our 3 wheel cart that rolls up and down stairs with ease

powder for me and a few other items that we can’t find in Mexico we soon had two big suitcases and 3 carry ons, only one of which we planned to carry on. We had arranged for a wheel chair for Doyle as he doesn’t walk or stand well for long periods. We breezed through TSA with just the customary full pat down I receive because of my artificial knee. But after 20 years or so of traveling to Mexico we finally hit the “red light” where their security folks take a very in-depth look through all our 5 bags and my  small back pack. No problema,  just a few questions about my protein powder , were soon on our way We got a cab only to discover that both the Senor and I had a brain fart about the name of the street we were going to. We know the way and can give good directions, but not so good in Spanish. A few blocks from our apartment our driver fell afoul of the local traffic cop and got pulled over.  I have never heard such arguing, hand gestures and money offered.  If it hadn’t have been for our luggage we would have bailed at that point. But again no problema and we were soon on our way . From there it is a right turn and 2 lefts and we are at the foot of our pedestrian street where our  apartment is. But it is at the opposite end of the block, and here we are with 5 bags.  Doyle was going to wait with the baggage and I was going to run them up the street one at a time. ( That’s figurative speech)  As I started up with the largest bag the friendly “little old lady”who sells fans, grabbed my suitcase and almost ran it up to our building. What a dynamo! Needless to say I bought a fan and gave her a bit extra. Friends and apartment mates were gathered outside socializing and bless them they carried it all up the 3 flights of stairs. Isn’t Mexico wonderful!

Our little kitchen

I arrived with a bit of a cold, which has left me with less than my normal energy and since the Senor’s energy  is improved but still very low we have been slow to get organized and out to shop for supplies. Oh well, manana!  Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.


  1. Always happy to receive your regular posts on Zihua! It make our long winters in Wisconsin more bearable. We have a few more years to retirement so can only spend a week or two at time there. This year it will be at the end of March….maybe our paths will cross☺


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