29 July 2009

Hello from Mexico!!

Well, here we are in San Cristobal de las casas, Chiapas, Mexico. After our day of travel on Monday we are SO glad to be here! We wondered if we were actually going to make it.
the kiddos chilling at DFW airport

I could give you the very long version of our crazy trip down here, but I'll spare you the gory details. Let's sum it all up by saying we were up for 22 hours straight (unless you count catnaps on the planes) that included flight delays, missed flights, attempted extortion by an-airline-that-shall-remain-nameless, saving graces from American Airlines, our arrival in Tuxtla with all of our luggage (thank goodness!), and finally a totally insane ride with a local driver up the mountains into San Cristobal that involved things such as high-speed passing on a double yellow line on blind mountian curves in the dark.

Whew...I'm tired all over again just writing that sentence.

Oh~and did I mention that we arrived at 11pm and they actually wanted to feed us dinner!! We all were dead on our feet and the kiddos were totally passed out. Americans are wimps apparently when it comes to late nights in Latin culture. Our meal schedule is going to be very mixed up by the time we get back home.

our hotel
an extra guest in our room
We are having a great time so far though. We're staying in a charming, if a little rustic, local hotel. The weather is lovely: 70's/80's in the daytime and 50's at night. We're sleeping with the window open (there's no a/c) and it's great!We haven't done a lot of sightseeing yet, just a little exploring on foot near the hotel. There is one more day of the convention and then we will be sightseeing on the weekend.

Vince speaking at the convention (the interpreter is on the right)

I hope you're having a great week, too. I'll be back soon!


Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Sounds like mostly a great time, right? Just not the actual traveling part. Your weather sounds a lot like what we have up here, so I'm sure you're just loving it, especially after all that heat in Arkansas!

Betsy said...

Hope you have a great time the rest of the trip! Getting there sure sounded like an adventure!

Sherry said...

Love the pictures, keep them coming!

steviewren said...

I hope your trip home is shorter than your trip down there! Have fun. Thanks for posting pictures. I love seeing people's travel pix.

Gwendolyn said...

How fun! Hope you have a wonderful time!

Michelle M. said...

I hope the rest of your time there goes much more smoothly than the trip did. It looks beautiful! And the weather sounds great!