We started out yesterday around noon and after a 2 hour drive out to Portland, with a stop to see my awesome friend Katrina's new house, we were on the MAX light rail on our way to the airport. Rocky and Daisy were super excited and could hardly keep still.
Brandon didn't fare so well in the back. I guess that Daisy slept okay during the flight but just as the plane landed she barfed. They were both kind of a mess and then later when we were going through immigration she went ahead and puked again. I can only assume that Mexico was excited to see us coming. I guess that all those times when I said, "Oh, just let them have whatever treats they want, it is only one night," may have been based on faulty reasoning.
It was okay though because by the time we were done cleaning her up the lines were all gone and it was clear very early on that one of our bags had been lost. While we were waiting to file our complaint Daisy went ahead and puked again. I felt really sad for her, but I was so tired by that time that it all seemed horribly funny. By that time it was like 4 AM and believe me, I was the only one who was laughing.
|A Moment that Perhaps Might Be Better Forgotton|
We didn't see much of Mexico City because we needed to get on the final step of our trip, the 3 hour bus ride into Queretero. I was really surprised at how serious the security was. We had to send our bags through X-ray machines and get patted down before we could get on. The bus seemed really luxurious with its spacious seats that would recline and the snack bag that they sent with us. Once again the rest of my family fell right to sleep and I spent the time watching some American movie and old episodes of Glee dubbed in Spanish. The movie was something about a bunch of middle-aged ladies that sit around and have conversations about their husbands, which seemed much more interesting in Spanish, and there was only one scene that made me really glad the girls were asleep.
Once we got to the bus station the lady in charge of the study abroad over here came and picked us up. She took us to our new place and gave us a little tour so we could start finding our way around. She is awesome! I can't get over how great this job is. Usually traveling means that you are trying to figure out how to not get ripped off by a taxi driver and here we were getting the royal treatment by a local. The streets were crazy of course and she was unfazed.
Along the way she also gave us the rundown about the Presidential election which is serious news around here and let us know which candidate had her vote. There are huge billboards advertising the candidates everywhere...and I mean everywhere. I'm sure it is something we will be hearing a lot more about because the election takes place on July 1st.
The apartment is very nice.
We started to unpack and tried to figure out what was in our lost bag. I kept finding the things we needed and after awhile was left wondering what was in there anyway. I thought that I was packing lightly but I guess not. We did realize as we used up the last diaper and the last of our wipes that all the extras were MIA but that seems to be easy enough to solve.
Since we had eaten basically nothing but junk food for the last 24 hours we thought that we would go find a restaurant to get some real food. Gaby directed us to a place called Vip which turned out to be kind of like a Mexican Denny's but also, it turned out, the place to be when it comes to having a business meeting. Rocky picked a picture off the kids breakfast menu that was called "Magic Pancakes" and appeared to be a bunch of mini pancakes that came with a choice of a topping for the top. We laughed really hard that when it came it was covered with a huge scoop of ice cream and didn't have one of the choices of toppings, but came with all of them. So, for their real food Rocky and Daisy ate a pancake sundae with sprinkles, M&Ms, hot fudge, and strawberry syrup. I guess we will take a second look next time before ordering anything considered "magic."
We passed by the huge grocery store that is about a block from our place and it looks exciting. If the girls will ever wake up from their heat coma we will be on our way.