01.08.2019 - 01.14.2019
SAYING HELLO AND GOODBYE
Continuing in the first part of this month, we were fortunate to have everyone together for one night before my parents had to leave. Scott's brother Carl and his girlfriend Diana came in on the 8th and my parents left on the 9th. Dinner at Restaurante La Providencia was just the ticket!
The next day Scott took the rest of the crew to the beach while I drove my parents to the airport and in the time-honored tradition of nothing ever working exactly as planned in Baja, we got a text that their flight was delayed three hours but only after getting halfway there. Not to be deterred from having fun with it, we stopped in Miraflores for their famous Lobster Tacos and Pitaya Margaritas!
For the uninitiated, Pitaya is the fruit that grows on the cactus after it flowers. They are sold along the roadside everywhere in Baja. Anyway, I dropped them off only to find out later that their flight was cancelled! But not to worry, the airline put them up in a beachside hotel in Puerto Los Cabos will all food and beverage paid for - not a bad last night in Bajahaha!
Was so good to have them with us!
BEACH DAYS AND WATERFALLS
We had a beautiful day at the beach with Courtney, Morgan, Carl, and Diana the next day. A batch of orange crushes got everyone in a good mood and I got everyone in the water (well almost!). As per usual, the noodles were a big hit! Best five dollars at Walmart EVER!
The McClures were styling in black...
But Diana and I added the color!
Cañon de La Zorra
We all took an adventure out to the canyon and the famous waterfall pools outside of Santiago. It's about 15 km outside Santiago on dirt roads through beautiful cactus lands until you get to the parking area. After a steep walk down a trail and rock stairs cut into the side of the canyon, you reach the waterfall. The hike down is spectacular marred only by the fact you know you have to go back up!
The pools are cold but refreshing and so clear.
Of course, a few of us had to do the jump off the big rocks into the pools!
Carl looked a little skeptical but he did it!
It was a fun, warm, and beautiful day.
Cabo San Lucas
The girls had to fly out Sunday so we decided to take them for an overnight in Cabo before they left. We spent the day at Blue Marlin Ibiza beach club, our favorite, living like the rich and famous.
The girls did the tour out to the Arco...
...and we partied in the pool until sunset!
After that, we had another day with Carl and Diana but unfortunately it was one of the four rainy days we've had in five months! It was a good excuse for us all to relax and unwind. We dropped them at the airport and were on our own again. It was so great to see everyone and to spend quality time here in little La Ribera.
We've made the most of these last two weeks and I have another post queued up all about Arrradventures. Stay tuned!