New Years In Mexico

For 3 years now we have been trying to get down to Mexico with some friends to celebrate Sandy’s birthday and new years. This time we got on a plane and flew down here with only a few delays in our flights, most of the time they just cancel it at the last minute

San Carlos, Mexico

This was my first time in this part of Mexico and I never drove over the border before. We rented and B & B with a pool and separate Villas and for a 4 day trip its not a bad place. Some of the people I am just meeting for the first time and I am so bad with names. But they are a fun bunch before and after we are all drunk.

The area is not as “green” as Mexico I am used to and the weather was a tad bit chilly but the town is not so packed with people so that’s a good thing. San Carlos or it seems this part is broken up in sections, stores then some road and then some house’s so It’s not like Cancun where you can just walk from pub to hotel. The two restaurants we did eat were right on the water and very nice. The food was okay, better than American food but just okay for Mexico.

View from our dock

We did get to take a boat ride and see some dolphins in the wild, very had to get a picture at just the right moment. But it was fun and watching the birds dive for fish with a glass of wine can’t be all bad “rite”?

And again American Airlines screwed us

Set up a small trip to Phoenix for Sandy’s birthday and the new years holiday and our American Airlines flight was delayed by 20 mins. No big deal it’s only a few mins, not long after the delay turned into “sorry your flight is not leaving till tomorrow”. When I called and explained where I needed to be and when ( Tucson by 11 ) They said the best they could do was 6PM on Saturday. That was not going to work. And this is not the first time American Air has screwed up my flights.

I found out from Tanner if it was not an act of GOD American could have made arrangements on another airline for us to get to our destination by FAA rule. I didn’t know this and had already canceled the original flights to and from. The rep from American never told me this, so I called them back. The “supervisor” said because she didn’t hear the conversation she could not help, she did acknowledge that was the rule but could do nothing.

Just to make a long story short avoid American Airlines due to incompetence in my opinion and let’s drive them into the ground for bad leadership.

Travel Anxiety

Is it a product of the airline industry or am I just doing it to myself? I remember being so excited to go vacation in the 90’s not sure it feels the same. I got screwed more than enough time by the airlines that I feel different now. Just check old posts from this blog.

We leave for Itay on Wednesday and working this Monday and Tuesday is killing me with thoughts running around in my brain about the trip and are the flights on time and did I get everything done at work.

That time of the year again

So for the next few month’s, I will be traveling quite a bit. We have the Tuscany region first and I will be doing some driving for the first time in Italy. I have driven in the UK, Scotland, and Ireland ( to the left to the left to the left..left..left ). So it should not be a problem, the rest of the crew we are going with says I should get an International license. When I asked about it at the rental company about having one in Ireland he just giggled and sent us on my way.

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BTW if you go a barber in Ireland make sure they speak English if you ask for a “trim” of your beard. What was I talking about…

The next trip will be to Florida in February ( Dinsey world ) I so wish it wasn’t in Florida ( read previous blogs about Florida ).

And then in March back to Roma with my sister in law and son and girlfriend, it will be the sons and the girlfriend to Italy. Not sure if I posted about the last time my sister in law took a trip to Italy with us ( long story with crying ). My son is so excited about going he has been asking about everything we can go see.

I would like to post the photos and story’s of the trip’s here and not on Facebook, let’s see how that goes…

Leaving Las Vegas ( yes hungover )

Came down here to see Sandy and Theresa renew their wedding vows, it was a ceremony done by a Cher look alike. And man did he look like Cher. All in all, it was a fun weekend, on Saturday we when to a drag brunch and “man” they were funny. Get it “man”…

Now its time to fly home, glad its a short flight.