The Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, is staying at our hotel!
We woke up this morning just like every other day in paradise, greeted by the sun. Expecting nothing out of the ordinary we headed to our tennis lesson. When we got to the front we noticed there were no loitering taxis or pulmonias. The shuttle was being washed. Our driver explained that the President was coming here to open a new stretch of road. It sure has been exciting around here.
There have been two police boats in the marina all day.
Metal detectors were set up at the entrance to the resort.
A canine unit patrolled the grounds. Secret service men were housed throughout the resort (including in the room adjacent to ours). Fully fatigued army dudes with machine guns were posted at key spots. (some of these guys wore balaclavas).
We waited poolside all day for Senor Calderón to come. At dinner our long wait was finally rewarded. More secret service men came, staff ran around like crazy, then he came. He greeted staff and guests alike. We were content to remain on the balcony and clap and wave from there. Dad snapped a quck photo.
The President is the man interest blue shirt.
The President is staying in the presidential suite (of course) in the same building as my parents (two floors up from them). I'm sure they will have some stories to tell tomorrow.
The President has picked a great place to enjoy some of his last few days of presidency. On December 1, Enrique Pena Nieta is scheduled to take office for the next 6 years.