Friday, March 16, 2007

Honeymoon II: Cabo San Lucas

On Tuesday we spent the day in Cabo San Lucas. The city was typically dirty and poor but the port was very nice and the landscape was breathtaking. You could tell where the wealthy people lived because their houses were HUGE. The people in Mexico during our entire trip were nothing but kind and humble. We loved them! We kayaked across the Sea of Cortez where it meets the Pacific Ocean to a place called Lands End. We snorkeled there and spent some time walking around Lover's Beach. It was so beautiful. The coral isn't in bloom right now so there weren't too many fish but we saw a few. The water was so clear you could see straight to the bottom.

After we kayaked back to Cabo, we walked around the town for a while and checked stuff out. We went into some of the shops on the peir. My favorite was Senor Sweet's. I bought a whole wheat muffin there that had blueberries in it the size of marbles. They were so juicy they stained my fingers. It was so good. I couldn't even eat the whole thing and had to give half to Gabe.

Once we left the peir and made our way into town, Gabe had a couple of stops he wanted to make. He's a big Van Halen fan so we went to Sammy Hagar's place, Cabo Wabo and Gabe had one of their famous margaritas. He was so excited to be there, he was like a kid in a candy store. After that we went across the street to another famous bar called The Giggling Marlin and got him a shirt from there.

On the way back to boat we saw a really cool Mexico edition Harley Davidson. The owner told us that it is one of only 100 in the world. This was number 75. My dad's a big Harley fan so we took pictures of it to show to him. I was wondering out loud to him about how a bike like that ended up in the poor neighborhood we were in when we saw it and my dad said, "I'm not surprised. Drug lords can afford nice things." It's sad but he's probably right.

It was a cool bike, though and the owner was really nice. He even offered to give us a ride back to the boat on it or let Gabe take it for a spin but we politely declined. We didn't need to be picked up by the Federalis for not having Mexican licenses and put in jail there. Don't nobody wanna go to jail in Mexico! I did see the Federalis though and even they were very nice and let me take their picture.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I haven't been on in a while, great to read about your Honeymoon and see the pix! Congrats again! Have not cruised that side of Mexico yet, it is on our list after Alaska. Have done 5 cruises over in this side of the world and got to love getting the little towel animals every night. I tried it at home but could only come up with a familiar "rectangle" shape like the trillions of other "normal" towels in the world. I am a big Van Halen fan also and will check out Sammy's bar when we get over there. Glad ya'll made it back in one piece. I will keep your brother in our prayers as he starts his military career. Have a good one!