Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mexico City and Back In Three Days

A quick three-day trip to Mexico City for work and it was great!   We started out taking Little Bit to the cattery out on the ranch at a place called Creature Comforts.  He loved it.  The cattery has a small house just like home with a sofa and furniture.   All the cats have their own carriers to take refuge if they want a taste of their own place.   We came home last night and I picked up LB first thing this morning.  Very happy to report he was well-acclimated, made friends and was well-taken care of.

We took a more expensive touring bus to D.F.  This one was a doble piso (double decker) and I have waited for two years to take one.  The experience was top drawer.  Only 25 seats on the the bus.  3 on the lower deck, and 22 on the upper deck.  One seat on one side of the aisle and two on the other.  The seats recline into full beds, television with movies, video games, television, music and most importantly internet that truly works while in route.

Lower deck, great for sleeping.  Has a reading light as well.

Staircase to the upper deck.

Great for nighttime travel, bring a blanket though.  Sandwiches, cold drinks and a sweet are included along with hot coffee during the whole trip.  I guess you could slip in your own cocktails.

Meetings are meetings but this was a good one.  A great team, downsized but even better.  More work for us and a more knowledgeable and experienced group.   I will be working for two weeks, starting August 8th, in D.F., Guadalajara, Tampico and Reynosa.   More air miles on AeroMexico.

It was raining when we left the office Monday night, it was raining cats and dogs and we didn't have the umbrella with.   We darted over to the World Trade Center to wait along with others hoping the storm would die down.

That's when I got the idea to go to the top of the tower to the revolving restaurant for some pictures.  We ordered one drink, I'll never tell what it cost but it was worth it.  I've stayed there for years and have never been to the top.   It was nice.   We watched the storm pass along with a jet passing every two minutes during rush hour.

We made our way up to the 45th floor to Bellini's Restaurant.  Very nice place and the service was the best.   

The trip home was equally enjoyable.  We watched a good movie, Saint Vincent, with Bill Murray.  Great scenery on the way home.

Turns out that a friend of ours is here for the night in SMA so we are leaving tomorrow for Zacatecas and the festival.


  1. I guess you could slip in your own cocktails.

    Oh c'mon...and you didn't? :-)

    That bus is very similar to the one we took going from Windhoek, Namibia to Cape Town, South Africa...a 22 hour bus trip! Gotta go in comfort for that distance!

  2. Happy to read that the time in Mexico City was well spent. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your vacation.