Sunday, July 2, 2017

Guadalajara trip day 1 of 4. Breakfast at home: leftovers. Recharge Medical work: launched July news, edits for travel health flyer (brochure). Sam drove Patrick and me to the airport. Volaris flight 887 from SFO to GDL was delayed 1 hour. VIP lounge visit courtesy of Phil, Drew, and Danny. During the flight Patrick asked if they had sandwiches or some kind of meal but we were told they had none so Patrick had a bag of potato chips and an apple juice. Watched Twin Peaks s2:e21 on Netflix instant watch with Patrick. Upon arrival, we encountered thundershowers while waiting for a ride. There was a long delay getting an Uber ride. We had what felt like a long ride to our hotel. We checked in to NH Collection on Calle Colon—it's very nice. I liked the wavy imprint in the toilet paper, the USB outlets in the wall for charging, the rain showerhead, the gourmet complimentary toiletries, the modern decor, the newness, the view of Plaza de Armas from room 416. The towels and sheets could have been softer, and the first time we used the shower the temperature inconsistently changed from hot to cold repeatedly, but it's nonetheless a very comfortable hotel room. We settled and refreshed then gathered for dinner in the hotel restaurant called Piso Siete: chips and guac and salsa to start. Patrick had beef tacos, Danny had chili shrimp, Phil had a shrimp caesar salad, Drew had veggie bbq skewers, I had chicken verde enchiladas. Food was good to very good for everything except my dish which was too salty but I was too tired to send it back and I was as able to eat half of it anyway. Service was good. Afterwards we walked around the nearby streets and squares and bought bottled water and snacks from Oxxo.