Neither 1 of us is much on picture taking, unfortunately. Probably sounds weird for someone who used to model a bit in S.F. but we don't. Sorry. I will try to share some of what I did take though.
The weather was perfect. 80's for most of the trip, except for 1 day at sea on the way back. Big deal, right?!? Even then I found a spot on the back of the ship and stayed for a couple of hours. The ship had a couple of pools that were just for adults which was nice. Not that I don't like kids but, I was being selfish, so that's where I would go.
We went on a couple of ports of call trips, 1 in Ensenada where I'd been once before in college many moons ago. Not the greatest of spots but we did have a good time. We went to a winery and did some tasting. I liked 1 alot, 1 was ok and 2 were blagh! Can't win 'em all. Then we toured a place in town that used to be a pretty famous casino way back in the day. Wow, it was gorgeous. The woodwork in the ceilings and the tile work on the floors were so amazing. The bar in the place was so huge we thought it was the check-in for the hotel! Next we stopped in town for an hour to shop but G. & I went for fish tacos & a margarita instead. Then, back to the ship. Just before boarding we saw some beautiful sequined shawls and we each bought 1. On to Cabo San Lucas.
We decided to just go on our own in Cabo. Of course we got lost but came out ok. We found this beautiful garden and just sat for a moment before asking where we were. As we were walking up the street to go, of course, to Sammy Haggars' Cabo Waba, I spotted "the smallest bar in the world," it was the size of a large vanity, the place had 2, maybe 3 barstools in it and a window, when I suddenly went down. Yup, I found the hole in the sidewalk. Broke my sandal, sprained my ankle along with my ego and who knows what else on my right foot. Great, so now the only non-injured joint on my right side is my hip! I've always said I rarely injure myself in a dance class, or even an exercise class for that matter, but Lord help me walking down a sidewalk. I'm seriously dangerous there.
After having to buy a cutesy new pair of sandals, we made our way up the stairs to Cabo Wabo upon which we're informed that since we weren't planning on eating we needed to go back down another set of stairs to the bar. Oh dear lord! We got a bag of ice for my foot and 2 Waboritas made from blue agave tequila. Yes, they were blue, and yummy I might add.
Since I really couldn't walk back to the boats for the ship, we decided to take a pedi-cab. Poor guy. Oh well, we did tip him well. Then we stopped at Senor Frogs for ceviche but they didn't have it. We had a beer and moved nest door so G. could get some & I got another fish taco. Boy, I love those things. Did a little shopping but didn't find anything to knock my socks off and back to the ship.
As we were sitting down for dinner that night we listened to a message from the Captain stating that due to a medical emergency, we were heading back to Cabo and would have to miss Puerto Villarta. Bummer, but more for the passenger than us. I had to drag G. kicking & screaming off the ship where we took a small boat to go whale watching as well as see some of the natural landmarks such as where the Sea of Cortez & the Pacific Ocean meet, seal rock and the like.
We wound up following 2 whales swimming in tandem together. Just magnificent. I must tell you, they, the guys driving the boats, get really close to the poor whales. You could practically touch them. I kept trying to take a picture but every time I did this guy who was about 6'3" would get up to take 1 right in the way. Oh well, I have it in my mind forever.
G. & I got off the boat at lover's beach, thats the place where 1 side is Sea of Cortez and the other is Pacific Ocean. It was a little tough for me 'cuz of my foot but the cool water did feel good on it but the rip tide hurt some. It was pretty cool to walk to both sea's though. Then we got back on the boat with the help of some locals. 2 lifted me onto the boat but only 1 went to help my sis and she was kinda rolled onto the boat like a marlin. I almost pee'd my shorts laughing. It was hysterical. But the greatest moment was when G. said she was glad we went, that she had a great time out there. Yay for me!
We then spent 2 days at sea coming home. It was so lovely. If you ever get the chance to cruise, I say do it. I will say that for me & G. about 7 days is plenty. But who knows.
Forget what been done over the holidays. Don't beat yourself up for excesses and focus now on what is going to happen this year. We can't change the past so agonizing over will do no good at all. Be good to yourself this year and send it on to others. The happier we are with ourselves, the happier we can help others to be. Make sense? I hope so.
I'm glad to be back home with my boys, friends & family. I always take New Year's Day off of work to kick start a calm and centered year, at least in my mind. And I have done so again this year. Letting go of negatives and looking forward to the brightness of life. I'm so grateful for all of the people who have entered my life and the lessons I've learned from them. Keep 'em coming! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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