02/15/2009 95 °F
February 15, 2009, Acapulco, Mexico. Whew, another hot day, and humid. We had no organized tour here today. Letty and I, and a friend, Daryl, rented a taxi for a few hours and went around the city. We wanted to get a few things, so we spent time at an open air arts and crafts market. We asked our driver to take us to a unique restaurant for lunch. We did, at the Acapulco Flamingo Hotel, a beautiful and exquisite place in the old part of town. It overlooked the ocean from a cliff. Our view was tremendous, and better yet, the food was wonderful, very authentic Mexican, which was our request. To our table was brought an appetiser tray of cheese covered tortilla chips, along with some good spicy Mexican salsa. I had a carne asada dish while letty had a seafood salad. This hotel was the one frequented by the movie stars of yesteryear, like John Wayne, Clark Gable, etc. The decor and grounds were beautiful, and we were told rooms go for only 60 dollars a night. That's because its not in the new modern part of town. After lunch, our driver took us to see some of the unique things that tourists generally don't see, for example, a street on which the wall on one side was made up in mozaic art. It was very colorful and the drawings told a story, which our driver told us. Too long to say it here. We visited the old Casablanca hotel, also overlooking the city, bay, and ocean from a cliff. Acapulco is very hilly, even more so than San Francisco. We had a good time here. Our next stop is Cabo San Lucas, the last stop before Los Angeles, boohoo. Len.