Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mexico

So Kirstin and I just got back from a five day trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (at the tip of the Baja pennisula). No, no kids (thanks to Sue for being grandmother-in-charge). Overall, great trip:

Pros:
1) Getting bumped out of our ocean-view room and put in a regular room - netting us a refund of $500
2) 85 during the day, 60 at night, low humidity. I think we saw a cloud the last day
3) Seeing whales swimming about 30 yards offshore (the bay we stayed on is deep enough to let cruise ships anchor in it)
4) Eating at Edith's (the epitome of a tropical paradise) and The Office (where you literally sit at tables on the beach). Had the best chicken enchilada of my life at the The Office - and how can you beat queso with chorizo in it?
5) Massage - thanks to getting bumped from our room, we also each got 1/2 hour massages for free
6) Free beer in the hotel fridge

Cons:
1) Spring break kids arriving back to their rooms at 4am and waking me up. (I'm such an old fuddy duddy now)
2) Really, really bad 80's music playing at the swim up bar (has there been an embargo on CD's into Mexico for the last 20 years?)
3) The meat-like product I attempted to eat at the buffet our first night at the resort. Hmmmm.
4) Slight sunburn on the back and neck. Still itchy today.

Obviously a big pro overall. I'd recommend Cabo highly - but make sure you plan on eating in town for the most part. The restaurants are better and more fun than eating at your resort.

I'd like to say we have pictures of our bronze bodies lying by the pool, but we didn't even bring the camera. Trust me, I look like a greek God right now.

2 comments:

JD said...

Glad to hear you liked it!

B and I are planning a trip down there in June. We're actually going to stay in Todos Santos, which is about an hour northwest of Cabo. We've never been, but it's supposed to be a much sleepier town, with much better surf spots for yours truly. We'll probably head into Cabo for a night or two.

David said...

dude...it's not just Mexico. seems like American 80's music is still popular all over. on my recent trip to Deutschland there were radio stations that would play it near-exclusively, and you'd hear it in bars everywhere.

one night at a great little hole-in-the-wall goth club the music switched from good dark n' stompy German industrial to Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night". i fell to the floor laughing.