We took a drive out to the nearby seaside (Gulf of Mexico) town of Progreso for an early dinner. It is 25 KM each way on a nice road that goes right past our RV park. It was a nice diversion. They have done a lot of improvements to the malecon since we were there last. They have narrowed the road, removing parking and widened the sidewalk. A few new restaurants have opened. We had a nice dinner of pescado Veracruzana (me) and breaded fried fish (Norma), with a plate of guacamole to share. It was nice. We sat inside as it was a little cool on the water.
The malecon. You can see the 6.5 KM (4 mile) long pier where cruise ships dock. The pier is closed to sightseers. Only commercial vehicles, taxis and buses allowed.
As has become my normal practice, I snap a photo of the street signs where I park the car. That way, no matter where we wander, we can always find the car. In a pinch, I can show the photo to a taxi driver and be returned. One more anxiety gone! Even numbered streets run one way and odd numbered run the other. A great system.