Return to Cabo

Return to Cabo.  April 2010

We had put vacationing on hold for a while…but then decided to do a rest & relax, “fun & sun”, return to Cabo. We first visited in 2003. Only 7 years ago. But what a 7 years. Can you return?

It has been a rough year.  Changes at work.  Belle’s illnesses.  Cluttered mind.  Restless spirit.  We decided to go back to Cabo.  It was a place we’d visited in 2003…before the move to Nashville, before the heartaches of Holling and Riley passing, before the return to Chicago. We packed books, cameras, sunscreen, and swimsuits, and a whole lot of hope for a restful week.

Cabo has 356 days of sun
Cabo has 356 days of sun
Room #310 Pueblo Bonito Blanco
Room #310 Pueblo Bonito Blanco

Some highlights:

Room 310 of Pueblo Bonito Blanco:  complete with a sitting room, coffee maker, and kitchenette.
The time-share sellers still as persistent as ever.

The view from Pueblo Bonito Blanco's pool
The view from Pueblo Bonito Blanco’s pool

Sitting at the pool overlooking the beach on the first day, I counted 12 sailboats, 6 Gilligan boats, 1 cruise ship, and an assortment of jet-skis, para-sailors, helicopters and dozens of smaller, glass-bottom boats and water taxis.

Blanket vendor
Blanket vendor
Surf
Surf

The crashing of the waves!  The water out there is known to have a dangerous undertow.  By the sounds of the waves, and the sucking sound the tide makes when it moves out–I can only imagine.

The sand on this beach is like sandpaper.  Exfoliating.

Sand and Sky
Sand and Sky
Horizon
Horizon

Tiny birds wait like stray, hungry little dogs at breakfast.

Feeding our little friends
Feeding our little friends
Alone
Alone

Days spent in the sun.  Hot sun and cool breeze.  Just lovely.  Reading.  Reminiscing.   Daydreaming and staring out to sea.   What would my 46-year-old self tell my 39-year-old self?

I read the Time Traveler’s Wife.  “To happiness.  To here and now.”  “To world enough and time.”

Night ship
Night ship
Morning fishing
Morning fishing

Also plotted the years until 50…101 things to do before 50?  50 states by 50?

Grotto
Grotto
Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy
The dancers
The dancers + tequila
The dancers
The dancers

Rum drinks and Bloody Marys.  Dinners on the beach.  And making coffee in the room in the still-dark mornings.

Dinner on the Beach
Dinner on the Beach
Poolside
Poolside
Mariachis at La Golondrina Restaurant
Mariachis at La Golondrina Restaurant
Lovely tree
Lovely tree at La Golondrina
Pueblo Bonito Blanco's lovely dishes
Pueblo Bonito Blanco’s lovely dishes
Lime and cilantro
Lime and cilantro
Stretching
Stretching

Flamingos, parakeets, and turtles at the hotel.

7 sunrises in 7 days.  Keeping a weather eye on the horizon…searching for certainty, confidence, and “what’s next?”

We came home on Bryan’s 47th birthday.

Flamingo
Flamingo
Sunrise #1
Sunrise #1
Sunrise #2
Sunrise #2
Sunrise #3
Sunrise #3
Sunrise #4
Sunrise #4
Sunrise #5
Sunrise #5
Sunrise #6
Sunrise #6
Sunrise #7
Sunrise #7
Carol and Bryan in Cabo
Carol and Bryan in Cabo
Pink morning
Pink morning
Cabo map
Cabo map
Mexico Flag
Mexico Flag
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