So, this was us last Saturday -- up at the crack of dawn, trying to cram all our luggage into Little Zippy:
Why did we need three large suitcases? Well, one of them was empty. If you know my hubby, you know how much he adores finding special treats for his kiddos and loved ones whenever we travel, and now that we've gone from two kids to four, it takes some space!
By 8:00 AM the entire group of 32 had been loaded onto a bus and were being whisked away to the San Antonio airport, where we grabbed an early lunch and caught a Southwest Airlines flight to smog-draped Mexico City, a mere two hours or so away. That was the easy part. Once we gathered our bags and made it through customs and immigration, we still had at least a 30-minute trek through the ginormous, jam-packed airport in order to reach the spot where our bus awaited us -- not an easy task for those in our group with canes, walkers, or (ahem) too much luggage.
I thought their ice cream display was pretty amazing, but opted for a snack of lime-salted fritos and the cutest little miniature can of Coca-Cola.
The sun was sinking by the time we made it to our hotel in San Miguel -- the lovely Casa De La Noche, a high-end bordello in its former life -- and were shown to our rooms.
The hotel was made up of several buildings with multiple levels, clustered around two or three different courtyards, with a variety of rooftop verandas. Our room was La Vista, as it was more or less the crow's nest of the entire complex, and the view was truly amazing.
Once we were settled in, we returned to the main courtyard for refreshing margaritas with guacamole and empanadas...
then moved up to the dining patio for posole -- a traditional soup containing hominy.