Archive for the ‘Mexico’ Category

Bye bye Cabo

September 20, 2013
Our Cabo trip has come to it's end.

Our Cabo trip has come to its end.  Bye palm trees, cactus and aloe vera gardens, sunshine and blue skies.

But there were a few things that we wanted to remember on the blog.  Like the fresh fruit breakfasts.

There are a few things that we want to remember on the blog. Like the fresh fruit breakfasts.

And those banana smoothies!

Those banana smoothies!

And the hours colouring whilst Mum and Papi finished theirs.

And the hours colouring whilst Mum and Papi finished their breakfast when all we wanted to do was get into the pool.

The way house keeping made towel dogs, bears and elephants for us.

House keeping would make us towel dogs, bears and elephants and leave them on our beds as a surprise.

And I hope Mum folds our bath towels like they did at the pool.

I really want Mum to learn how to fold our bath towels like they folded the towels at the pool.

We had fun at the mini club.

We had fun at the mini club.

But apparently the mini bar wasn't for us.

But apparently the mini bar wasn’t for us.  Mum and Papi couldn’t believe that the rooms were stocked with full bottles of spirits (all inclusive in the package).  Perhaps more unbelievable, is they didn’t drink from it once.

We'll miss you Cabo!

We’ll miss you Cabo!

Downtown Cabo

September 19, 2013
We headed into Downtown Cabo.

We headed into Downtown Cabo for a bit of a look around.

And after checking out a few celebrity homes (Brad Pitt and Oscar De La Hoya have places here on the hills) we did a bit of shopping.

After checking out a few celebrity homes (Brad Pitt and Oscar De La Hoya have places here) we did a bit of shopping.

Mum, can we get some maracas?

I really, really, really wanted to get the maracas.

The swankier shops are down at the Marina.

The swankier shops are down at the Marina.

Although I'm not quite sure if the Tequila shop should be classed as "swanky"

Although I’m not quite sure if the Tequila shop should be classed as “swanky” but they do offer free taste testing.

And is guarded by one weird looking Tequila slinging pirate.

And the shop is guarded by one weird looking Tequila slinging pirate.

By Rafa.

Land’s end and Lovers’ Beach

September 18, 2013
Today we got out on the ocean and check out Land's End and Playa del Amour (Lover's Beach)

We couldn’t come to Cabo and not get out on the ocean.

The rocking of the boat and the sea breeze was perfect for an afternoon siesta.

The rocking of the boat and the sea breeze was perfect for an afternoon siesta.

But there was so much to see!  We went down to the arch at Land's End where the Gulf meets the Pacific Ocean.

But there was so much to see!  We went down to the arch at Land’s End where the Gulf meets the Pacific Ocean.

And we saw lots of tropical fish, a few sea lions and pelicans at Pelican Beach (which is the best spot to stop for snorkling).

And we saw lots of tropical fish, a few sea lions and pelicans at Pelican Beach (which is the best spot to stop for snorkling).

But we stopped off at Lover's Beach.

But we stopped off at Lover’s Beach.

Lover's Beach has caves to explore and we found some treasure (which Mum didn't let me take home so it's there for other kids to find).

Lover’s Beach has caves to explore and we found some treasure (which Mum didn’t let us take home so it’s there for other kids to find).

The water is really warm.

The water was really warm.

But we misjudged the waves trying to take a family photo!

But we misjudged the waves trying to take a family photo!

I made a new friend (his name was Tequila).

I made a new friend (his name was Tequila).

And Rafa sang us sea ditties all the way home.

And Rafa sang us sea ditties all the way home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viva Mexico!

September 16, 2013

Today is Mexican Independence day.  The celebrating begins Sunday night so the partying can carry on into today.

The plaza was decorated in red, white and green flags and balloons.

The plaza was decorated in red, white and green flags and balloons.

There were games to play and sillyness to be had.

There were games to play, special drinks and everyone had a smile on their face.

I was the smallest kid in line for the pinata so I got the first go.

I was the smallest kid in line for the pinata so I got to go first.

Ana gave it a good few whacks but it wasn't until we got to the bigger kids that it broke open.

Ana gave it a good few whacks but it wasn’t until we got to the bigger kids that it broke open.

The mariachi band and traditional dancing show were excellent. I even sat still for some of it.

The mariachi band and traditional dancing show were excellent. I even sat still for some of it (well, containing the dancing and clapping to my seat at any rate)

We picked up a few new moves from the show and had to try them out.

We picked up a few new moves from the show and had to try them out.

Papi and I satisfied our late night munchies with tortilla and carnitas.

Papi and I satisfied our late night munchies with tortilla and carnitas.

We patied on until it had almost turned into Independence day but returned to our rooms just as the fireworks was starting and we were all shouting "Viva Mexico!"

We partied on until it had almost turned into Independence day but returned to our rooms just as the fireworks were starting and every body was shouting “Viva Mexico!”  We enjoyed the shouting part very much.

By Rafa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nights in Cabo

September 15, 2013

Our nights in Cabo are just as much fun as our days.

We begin with cocktails at the bar.

We begin with cocktails at the bar.

We go to a different restaurant each night.  Our favourite so far has been the Mexican.

We go to a different restaurant each night. Our favourite so far has been the Mexican.

After dinner we head to the plaza.

After dinner we head to the plaza.

Sooner or later, the dancing begins:

If we stay up late enough we get to see some of the show.

If we stay up late enough we get to see some of the show.

But a couple of us are usually getting a bit restless by then.

But a couple of us are usually getting a bit restless by then.

Regardless, we always finish off with telling stories whilst dangling our feet in the fountain.

Regardless of what else has gone on that evening, we always end up telling stories with our feet dangling in the fountain before bed.

 

 

 

 

 

Cabo days

September 13, 2013

In Cabo, the toughest decision we need to make each morning is choosing which pool to swim in.  The quiet one in the shade, or the one where there is always a party going on.  The lap pool (where pool games are played), the kiddi pool at the Mini Club or one of the pools that’s really just an underwater bar with jacuzzi’s at each end.  The infinity pool that stretches out to the ocean and has a fountain in the middle (which we call our rain forest) is my favourite.

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Crashing on our friends’ vacation

September 11, 2013

Our friends had planned a vacation to Cabo San Lucas and made a casual remark that we should join them.  We hope they weren’t joking because we thought, por que no? (why not?).

All four of us were at the airport really early and super excited to be heading to the Baja penisula in Mexico together.

All four of us were at the airport really early and super excited to be heading to be going on holiday together.

By late afternoon we were there.

By late afternoon we were in the sunny Baja peninsula, Mexico.

First stop, dinner.

First stop, dinner.  Salud!

Dancing.

Then dancing.

and all sorts of other fun.

and all sorts of other fun.

Our parents appear to be having a good time too.

Our parents appeared to be having a good time too.

You know it's a fun night when everyone ends up in the fountain!

You know it’s a fun night when everyone ends up in the fountain!

PS.  Rafa is feeling a bit better, phew!