Lee, Ruben, brother Ray and I booked nine nights in Mexico. The capital city might be overwhelming so I wanted an initial break somewhere smaller. We would land in Mexico City, drive from the airport to the small city of Puebla to spend the night there to eat Puebla’s famous mole. In the morning, we would drive further south to highland Oaxaca. There, we could take a cooking class, eat well, and check out Oaxacan markets. We would swing the car around for five nights in Mexico City, flying out on New Year’s Eve to get back to the States in time for 2013.