Trust me, it's not San Diego
16 February 2016 | Durango, MX
Funny story on the way home. We left San Miguel today after going to OxxO for coffee, the propane plant to fill our propane tank, Mega for croissants and then to pick up our chairs. He wasn't there yet so we waited a few minutes and Penny had a guy next door call on his phone and he said he was on his way. I was a little skeptical as we are in Mexico the land of manana and even though we told him 4 days ago that we would pick up the chairs on Monday morning. He had to string them and my clue was when Penny asked what time he opened, he replied "I am a Mexican, I do not know what time I open". Well it all turned out great and we were on the road by 10:00 AM. We headed for Zacatecas where we thought we would stop for the night but we got there about 1:30 and decided to push on for Durango. After all the horse is heading to the barn so don't want to waste any daylight hours.
Arrived at 6:00 PM and started looking for a hotel with secure parking as there were no known RV parks in town. Made a try at one in a shopping center but the parking didn't look secure so we continued on. Just before the end of town we spied the RED motel boutique. Looked new and clean with secure parking. We drove up to the gate and a young lady finally came out and between Penny's try at Spanish and her not knowing a word of English we finally discovered we could get room 41 but the van wasn't going to fit in the garage. We finally got her to allow us to park it along the curb inside the motel grounds and went to our room. Funny layout, no front doors but each unit has a roll up garage door. Once inside your garage you find the door to the room. Surprisingly it was very contemporary with red glass shower doors, big screen tv and nice king bed. Lots of indirect red lighting and a mirror on the ceiling over the bed! It's starting to come in focus now as Penny said the sign in front said you could have a room for a night, 12 hours or 6 hours. Figured that you drive up with your honey and announce your room number and the gate opens and when you get to your room the garage door is open. Drive in, park, close door and nobody knows who came in. You can even order food and drink sent to you room which is delivered by a dumb waiter or someone puts it in this compartment so no one sees anyone. The tv was on to a music channel but a few clicks and porn was on. No additional charge as we could see. Also discovered a complimentary condom in the ash tray.
Had a great shower that just dropped out of the ceiling and ate our take out pizza. So an ambien for a good nights sleep and up early for the drive to Mazatlan but we will go north of there as far as we can.
Oh by the way, the room was $400 per night. That's $21.00. A bargain. Love Mexico!