Our Cabo Vacation
As I mentioned when I came back, the Husband and I went on an adults-only vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! It was our first time leaving Lil and it was also our 5-year anniversary, so a couple of milestones for us. As hard as it was leaving baby girl, we had a really great time and got some much needed time together as well as some R&R. Lilly did wonderful with the grandparents, and mom survived without her so I think we can officially consider this a successful trip! Since it was so wonderful I wanted to share a little recap and some pictures with you guys!
Let’s start with the resort we stayed on. Now I’m gonna start by saying I had never been to Mexico before this trip so I had no clue what to expect. Didn’t know what it would look like, feel like, nothing. I mostly went in thinking about Sex and the City the movie, you know the scene where Charlotte is showering and accidentally drinks the water, then later poops herself? Yeah, that one. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset and I thought it was absolutely gorgeous. The whole resort sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean and this was a massive resort, I’m talking at least 30 buildings, 7 restaurants, and 6 pools. To get to different places in the resort you had to be shuttled around on golf carts and you were given maps of where everything is. But even though this was much larger than I expected, I never once felt crowded or like I was at a resort of that magnitude. The food was delicious and the margaritas were top notch!
The first day there was our actual anniversary, and we got to the resort around 2, had a late lunch and then went on a sunset cruise on a sailboat. Like a real, honest to goodness sailboat. They took us out to see El Arco and then we sailed around the Sea of Cortez and took in the views. It was a wonderful way to start the trip and celebrate our anniversary!
Day 2 was a lot of laying by the pool after a champagne brunch. In all honesty we weren’t quite sure how to just relax and exist, we kept feeling like we had to be doing something, but after a couple margaritas we found our groove.
Day 3 we went out onto the ocean again, this time for a snorkeling and paddle boarding adventure. Now one thing about Cabo San Lucas is that there are very few beaches you can actually swim on. Maybe only 3-4 because the currents and undertows there are so bad that there is no shortage of horror stories. On the beach in front of our resort there are even people patrolling on ATV’s making sure no one even walks in the surf. So we wanted to make sure we got some ocean swimming time and this was the perfect way. The sailboat took us down to Santa Maria cove and we jumped off the edge to snorkel and paddle board. By the way, ocean paddle boarding is quite difficult! After that we had lunch on the boat and sailed back. This was my first time actually being on a sailboat, so seeing the sails drop and watching the boat work was quite something for me. I now officially want to move to the beach and own a sailboat! After the snorkeling adventure (which I failed to get pictures of) we went to grab a bite and do a bit of shopping on the pier. We got to explore a little bit of the city which was fun.
Day 4 was another pool day, but this time we chose to relax at the resort’s Sky Pool. This was, as you probably guessed, located at the top of the resort and had the most amazing views. We spent all day there reading and people watching. Afterwards we went into town for our last night and had dinner right on the ocean at another beautiful resort. We had more margaritas, watched sail boat float into the bay and enjoyed some really great food. It was absolutely the perfect way to end the trip!
On our way home we got to the airport and noticed ridiculously long lines for checking bags and getting tickets. We were ushered to our area only to notice how brutally hot it was inside the airport. Which was not how it was when we landed. We finally got to the front of the line and lo and behold, the airport is out of electricity! The people working the counters were hand writing all plane tickets and luggage passes! We’re talking no escalators, no computers, no check out at duty free, no lights in the airport, nothing. After getting our handwritten ticket we made our way to our gate, and anxiously awaited the air conditioning of the airplane. After boarding and miraculously getting a whole row to ourselves, we sat on the tarmac for a bit because, guess what, the pilots of our plane had to hand write their flight plan, the logs, the crew names, and everything else that we never take into account before a flight! Needless to say it was a very interesting journey home and one I don’t think I’ll be forgetting any time soon.