Given that current cancer+chemo have pretty much knocked the stuffin’ out of DH, while I myself have a lifelong cardiac disability, we’re definitely not going to be the spryest golden agers in PV during this year’s celebrations (our first visit during DdM). Neither of us can stand for long periods for parade viewing, concerts in the park, etc., and walking the full length of the Malecón to view all the ofrendas and Catrinas is not realistically in the cards. We can maybe manage a hundred yards or so… In short, this trip is mostly going to be laid back R&R for us, and we plan to take lots of taxis.
I know that with Covid no one knows yet what all is going to happen during the celebration, and I know from YouTube that after no public events in 2020, 2021 was considerably scaled down. But we’re hoping there’s at least as much this year as last.
So assuming that’s the case, fingers crossed, any suggestions for how to enjoy the celebration as much as possible given our circumstances? I’ve seen video showing DdM crowds sitting in Lázaro Cárdenas park during concerts, but what’s the story on that? We’ll be moving from Mismaloya to V399 during that time to make participation easier, but even so, I don’t think we can schlep our own chairs to the park. I know you can rent power wheelchairs and other mobility devices in PV, but DH is so determined to think positive and be over this that he is resisting the idea. If he continues to do so, or even if I can convince him to rent or bring a rollator (wheeled walker you can sit on) but I’m still on foot, can you suggest where best to watch the parade with minimal exhaustion? Where to look for the best ofrendas and Catrinas near our condo? Or how to nab seating in the park if there is any?
(Of course we’re quadruple vaxxed and will be masked, as we have been nonstop whenever out of the house since the US’s first Covid cases hit here in Seattle. And we dine outdoors only. If it seems a little crazy to make trip plans under current conditions, you should know we’ve been weighing it very carefully and will continue to do so. But we’ve had to cancel two trips down this year, and the prospect of actually making it down to our favorite places this time is a huge morale booster for both of us.)