Cabo – Día Dos

Enjoying great margaritas and food with Antonio serenading us at Mi Casa restaurant.

Why does it always feel so good to sleep in? Even if only until 9:00 a.m. Those few precious extra hours that I don’t seem to get at home or on the road. It was a very quiet and relaxing day and most of it (for me) was spent poolside with a good book, “The Devil’s Casino” (about the Lehman Brothers crash). It was riveting and absolutely detailed the story in such a way that was so VERY easy to understand what happened AND why. The pools here are fantastic. There is the large, “kind of warm” pool, the medium, round “medium warm” pool and the small (by pool standards) “hot pool” (which we in the states refer to as a “hot tub”).

A tasty margarita and chips and salsa made for a lovely afternoon. Carl joined me later—he’s not much of a lay-in-the-sun kind of guy, although I am trying to encourage him to get a bit more sun to the legs…

Later in the afternoon, Martín shows up poolside to confirm our dinner reservation for the evening at Mi Casa (we had dinner there last time we came to Cabo, 3 years ago). He also started working on scheduling a massage for me on “Feliz Día Mama”, ahh Martín, how helpful you are. One of the very noticeable and sad changes we observed was how much the recession and economic downfall has hit Cabo. We went to Pairaiso shopping center before dinner and it was virtually a ghost town. We had also been there last time to Cabo and there were LOTS of shops and shopping. Now, the second floor is practically empty. It was shocking.

We also observed row upon row of taxi vans just waiting to pick up a fare. Honestly, we must have seen at least 50 Taxi vans in a 5 block radius. The people have been so wonderful and provide the most exceptional service. Their kindness makes it very easy to give that better tip—a little bit more to help them on their road to recovery.

Mi Casa was as good as we remembered (although Carl didn’t remember much from the first time due to his inebriated state—that was the FIRST time I got Carl really drunk. I like drunk Carl. He likes to sing when he’s drunk).

Antonio serenaded us with a beautiful, romantic love song, and then the couple next to us bought another song for us, which was equally as lovely. I had a delicious freshly caught yellow fin tuna grilled to perfection while Carl enjoyed Cochinita Pibil Pork that was amazing. Ginormous Margaritas finished the evening….All in all, a very good day 2 in Cabo.

Adios mi amigos.


  1. Beverly Chase
    Posted May 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It looks like you are having the wonderful time i knew you would have. Enjoy and get some sun for me. Love, Mom

    • Posted May 10, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Mom! We’re getting enough sun for all three of us, and then some!

      Love, C&B

  2. Pamela ables
    Posted May 10, 2010 at 9:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Good luck. Carl has NEVER liked to expose his legs to the sun. There were years that the family never saw them. And such lovely legs they are! 😉 Apparently Mom instilled the fear of Sun in us all. I loaded up with spf 70 for my 7am beach trek. (Thanks to Dr. Sike at UND School of Medicine.)

    • Posted May 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Well, luck prevailed I guess. Check out the photos to be posted soon (Carl IS in shorts).


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