Celebrating great friends and and a lot accomplished in 5 years since our last trip to Mexico together. Our health, 4 amazing kids, 4 successful careers are among some just some of the toasts that were made over the long weekend. We were thrilled when our friends - Krista and Scott decided to come and play with us!
After an amazing first evening filled with dining at Hacienda Concina y Catina overlooking the bay to Lover's Beach and the famous Arch, we started off our first whole day at Baja Buggy's touring the Pacific Coast Line.
Everything was amazing from the ceviche and guacamole to the pan grilled sea bass. I loved how Cabo San Lucas has no humidy, so dining outside on a terrace is breathtaking and comfortable.
Now back to the incredibly fun dune buggy's we took out for the day! We had a good time exploring Migrino sandy river bed and the very cool TreeRock (pictured below.) We continued up a steep mountain to La Candelaria; a 300 year old aboriginal village. Then we stepped on the gas and enjoyed a thrilling ride to the Pacific Ocean.
Some where in between, Blake and I came off a little jump and seemed to loose an entire wheel when we landed. We didn't know the entire wheel was gone until we saw it fly 100 yards away heading straight for a lone cow! We have never been happier to have spent $35 for "buggy insurance" and without a bat of an eye, a new buggy appeared and we were off again!
Wondering if he was having some camera issues, we patiently waited for him to learn how to work a point and shoot camera, never knowing what was coming directly behind us...
After that exhilarating experience, it was back to The Hilton for a little R&R in the pool. The guys contemplating the next 5 years or probably the next vacation. We absolutely LOVED the Hilton in Cabo and would go back in a heart beat. It was exceptionally clean, the staff was incredibly nice and food we ate there (breakfasts and the 1 dinner was delicious.) The only thing to remember was it was one of the farthest resorts outside of town (closer to airport than others which meant we had to take a taxi into town 2X or so a day(around $14 per couple each way.)
The guys snuck in a game of tennis and a few games of ping pong.
The hotel had a turtle rescue program and one afternoon they were digging up a couple of batches of turtle eggs to see if they had hatched. Sure enough, there were 147 new baby turtles ready to be released. We each got to hold them and say welcome to the world!
The sunrises and sunsets... all I can say is WOW! The sky was pink.
Our final full day, we took what we had just thought was a sailing trip out of the busy Cabo marina with Day Sail Cabo and the memorable "Captain Bob," our famous bachelor/ex- ASU quarterback/ex-financial planner turned Captain.
The famous arch at the absolute farthest southern point of the Baja Peninsula.
Before long, our sailing trip turned into a fishing adventure. The guys loved it and after that the fishing lines were out the entire trip.
Soon after that excitement, the captain turned our attention the other direction and we were suddenly sailing with a few 65 foot Humpback Whales. Watching them come up for air and dive back down was a very cool and an unexpected experience.
We passed Oprah's and Michael Jordon's homes on our way to a little snorkeling.
The very last morning, Blake and I happened to wake up at 5:30 AM and got to explore the beach at sunrise. We were beat there by dozens of fisherman already fishing the bay by our hotel.
Blake exploring the rocks and the thousands of crabs covering them at sunrise.
I can't speak for Blake, but Cabo... you are my NEW FAVORITE spot in MEXICO by far. I think I will have a hard time ever returning to Cancun and not thinking of you!