Through the storm

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The light part of the storm

At 3:00am today I decided that sleeping in suite #1 was not going to happen, because of the rattling doors. I had tried stuffing cotton balls in between them, but it did absolutely nothing. My ear plugs did nothing, so I escaped the onslaught of noise and went to sleep with “my baby” in suite #2.  It was much quieter in the back bedroom, because it had regular windows and was facing away from the storm.  I fell asleep immediately. At around 6:00 am Ben noticed I was “in his room”, but I was able to convince him to stay asleep for another 30 minutes.  Then he had enough sleep and proclaimed “I am hungry, let’s go downstairs and eat beans for breakfast”. I think that was his favorite part about Mexico.

You can still see the bay, so not so bad
Beans for breakfast. Haha

Well, it was nowhere near time to go downstairs for breakfast, so we checked out the balcony only to find that all the furniture had been blown to one side of it. At 8:00am we received a call if they could come and move the furniture inside. Yes, yes of course.  I guess it was a good thing I had moved the pillows already.  They quickly became part of our toddler entertainment.  First we built a “large mattress” which quickly turned into walls and then a pillow fort. He didn’t seem to mind staying inside.  We are so spoiled from Monterey where weather is pretty much the same all year around. No real ups or downs. So being inside is not part of our normal. 

News came from home that we were “missing the heatwave”.

The night wind had blown the furniture around
Say what??? Well, we’re in a tropical storm, but at least we have AC. Neener, neener, neener.   

At breakfast we talked to the manager, who couldn’t believe that we hadn’t gotten the news about the incoming storm. Well, …   She assured us we were safe high up on the hill.  They had big generators going that kept AC, fridge, and water running for us the entire time. She also told us that she would get us something to eat for dinner, even if she had to cook it herself. Which is what she ended up doing.

Well, after a dragged out breakfast we went back upstairs to find that the internet had gone out. Cable was still working, but there were only four channels in English (first world problem).  Three were news channels who were going on and on about Hurricane Harvey’s destruction in Houston, TX, and the impending doom of biggest hurricane ever Irma.

First impressions, post the first night of wind
  On one map we saw our storm in the corner of the screen, but I guess it was not worth mentioning on any of the channels. This didn’t change by the way. Even after the storm there was no mention of it and the record 50 inches of rain that literally swept through this area in mudslides.

We watched the bay of San Lucas turn brown from all the mud being washed into it. Through the height of the storm we were unable to see anything outside of our windows. The second night was worse, but we had all moved to the back room and were able to sleep through some of it. 

We were lucky to not lose power. We were lucky we were high up on the hillside. We were luckier than a lot of tourists that stayed at the beach resort and ended up with no power, water, AC. Some were even cut off from the main road until late Saturday.

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The light part of the storm
The light part of the storm
You can still see the bay, so not …
You can still see the bay, so not…
The night wind had blown the furni…
The night wind had blown the furn…
First impressions, post the first …
First impressions, post the first…
Quite a bit of water on our balcony
Quite a bit of water on our balcony
Notice the water blowing out of th…
Notice the water blowing out of t…
Had to lay out towels as the water…
Had to lay out towels as the wate…
It came in bubbling
It came in bubbling
Lidia is here!
Lidia is here!
Killing time with a toddler
Killing time with a toddler
Thanks, Accuweather... for the he…
Thanks, Accuweather... for the "h…
When the internet goes out you hav…
When the internet goes out you ha…
Meanwhile the weather channel app
Meanwhile the "weather channel app"
Anything to entertain the toddler
Anything to entertain the toddler
The hotel manager brought us lunch…
The hotel manager brought us lunc…
Lidia still going strong
Lidia still going strong
Switching position
Switching position
...and yet again. Now toddler cave…
...and yet again. Now toddler cav…
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