Another Day in Paradise

We spent the last week in Cabo San Lucas, which is our favorite place to go and unwind from our hectic lives. This was definitely a vacation where we pretty much sat by the pool and watched the sun set every day. Unlike normal travel that is filled daily with different adventures and sightseeing activities, our time in Cabo is about relaxation and refueling our batteries. We have been to Cabo many times, so we didn’t plan any activities like parasailing, paddle boarding, or snorkeling. We did go on a jazz cruise out to the arch, however, which was beautiful as always. After a week of silence, we should be back to our normal routine this week. Here are a few photos from our time at the beach last week.

Sunset at the Arch
View from Our Room
Looking Out from the Resort
Heading out on the Jazz Cruise
We Walked the Beach to a Favorite Restaurant
Sunset on the Jazz Cruise
Catamaran Race
Seagulls Overhead
Heading Home
Sunset over the Ocean

A Busy Few Weeks Ahead

Travel can be exciting and fun, but when it is for work, it can also be stressful and tedious. During the month of November, we will be on the road for three out of four weeks. Two of these will be for work, one to Austin, Texas, and the other to Fairfax, Virginia. At the end of the month, we have our trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, which we are definitely looking forward to having some relaxing time.

View from the Resort in Cabo
Villa Del Palmar
Sunset in the Marina

The problem with traveling for work is that you don’t really get the opportunity to explore the city because of being stuck in meetings all day long. We try to take whatever time that we can to see some of the sights, but it definitely isn’t like visiting a place on a dedicated trip. It also means that we might not have as much time to post over the next couple of weeks, but we will be doing our best to keep up with our normal schedule.

Vendors on the Beach
Where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean
View from Our Room at Sunset

We will focus on our trip to Cabo to try and reduce the mental stress of the next couple of weeks. Cabo is not as much about travel, but is an old-fashioned, do nothing, vacation. We intend to sit by the pool, walk to local restaurants, and generally relax. It is our chance to unwind after a long year that has been exciting, but exhausting due to all of the places that we have visited.

Our Love Affair with Cabo San Lucas

Heading Toward the Arch
Heading Toward the Arch
Cave on "Divorce Beach"
Cave on “Divorce Beach”

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last. Two weeks after our youngest daughter moved off to college, we boarded a plane and flew to Cabo. It wasn’t that we didn’t miss her, it was just that we were ready to start the next chapter of our life as a couple.  From the moment that we arrived in Cabo, we fell in love with the town.  We went during the off-season, so there weren’t a ton of people, but even during the busy season, it isn’t over-crowded.  Within the city limits, there is a height restriction of seven stories, so there aren’t the enormous resorts with thousands of rooms like there are in places like Cancun.  Since our first trip, we’ve been back a couple more times and our passion for Cabo has only grown.  It is our go-to location when we want a vacation, not travel, but a “sit on the beach with a drink in your hand, complete relaxation get-away”.

Happy on the Beach
Happy on the Beach
Reverse View of the Arch
Reverse View of the Arch
Living Like a Local
Living Like a Local

This is our entry for this week’s Discover Challenge: Opening Line.  Not only do we like to go back to Cabo, but we like to revisit our photos from Cabo as well, they are soothing and calming.  All of these were taken during our very first visit to Cabo, which actually ended with a hurricane coming into town on the day that we left.  We have shared other pictures from this trip in the past, so these are all photos that we haven’t previously shared.

Second Honeymoon
Second Honeymoon
Boating Activities
Boating Activities
Fish Under Water
Fish Under Water