"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Ole! Esta Feline Friday! October 28, 2016

After a day of frustrating delays
due to Aero Mexico Airlines...
( not mention the two other flights
that Aero Mexico fouled up four days earlier
to further disrupt our vacation plans ) 
we are finally in Zihuatanejo at our
favorite home away from home....
Hotel Catalina on the Playa de Ropa!
Leaving downtown Mexico City at 6am
for a quick ride to the airport...
unlike the ride into the city at 6pm the prior day...
Aero Mexico managed to delay two planes long
enough for us to miss our plane to Zihuatanaejo.
The boarding agents refused to let us on the plane
even though we could see by the information
board that it was still boarding other passengers.
(I think they had given our seats away.)
They sent us away with tickets for the next day
and vouchers for a downtown hotel that took
an hour to reach by taxi as it was horrendous traffic.
Aero Mexico refused to put us up in any
of the closely located hotels saying they did not use them.
But in talking to other people also inconvenienced 
Aero Mexico only sends people to the close by
hotels if they are flying first class.
WARNING: do not fly Aero Mexico ever...we won't.       

View of the beach as we begin to land!

The stairs ( over 100) leading to the beach...

Catalina's lobby- the best ! 

Sunset over Banderas Bay from our dining room table

One of the two resident cats...she knows I'm a sucker!
She got a few bites of my dinner... 

Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde...

Our complimentary breakfasts always begin
with fresh fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice,
coffee and bread...thank goodness we are here! 


  1. What a lovely cat. I would be trying to pet that cutie pie.

    I'm glad you're where you want to be. Finally. Your not impressed with that airline are you? I'm not either.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Big hug to you both. ♥♥♥

  2. The food looks quite good, and the cat is beautiful. Reminds me of my black and white, 3 year old, green eyed male named Romeo. :)

  3. Wow, that sounds pretty awful but at least you made it there and it sure looks like a dream world to us.That is just so pretty. You all have a great week end.

  4. Some airlines seem to not want repeat business. Thanks for the warning.

  5. Thanks for the warning, but it looks like the hassle was worth it based on your lovely pictures.

  6. That hotel, yes. That airline, i hope never!

  7. Your hotel sounds great! And that cat, too! The airline? Not so much. :(

    Have a great rest of your vacation!


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