The only down side of all this efficiency and speediness was that I had to wait for Alejandro to show up. The plane was supposed to arrive at 4:40, and Alejandro figured that it would be at least 5:30 before I emerged through the doors of customs into the arrivals area of the terminal. He could leave the office around 5:00 and be at the airport just in time to greet me. As it turned out by 4:40 I was already waiting in the terminal for him.
After he finally arrived, he drove me to his family's home. I am spending two first two nights there before I head to the condo that I rent. Today is Alejandro's birthday, so I will be here for a small family celebration... cake and the singing of "Las Mañanitas", the Mexican birthday song.
Alejandro at the door to his house.
Happy Birthday, Alejandro!