As I mentioned in the previous post, I was upgraded to first class for the flight from Mexico City to Houston. I had a window seat, and I was able to take this photo of the two volcanoes, Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl shortly after take-off. For the past several decades Popocatépetl (to the right) has been displaying more activity, and you can see that it was smoking that morning.
Upon arrival at Houston, passing through immigration and customs was a breeze. There must not have been any other international arrivals when we got there. I did not have to wait at all. Alejandro, as a foreign visitor, had to go through a different line at immigration. But this was the first time that he breezed through without waiting in a long line or having to answer a lot of questions.
We arrived in Cleveland before dark, and winter was awaiting us. There was a light layer of snow on the ground, and the temperature, although not extreme, was colder than the chilliest night in Mexico City.
My back yard this morning