It was such a great trip! I really love Cabo.
Flights: I was on Alaska Air and all my flights were early. Which was great – especially coming home. I needed those flights to go by quickly. On the first leg – the gal sitting next to me almost passed out and they had to ask if any medical personnel were on board. Thankfully 2 were. It turns out my seat mate was dehydrated and had gotten too hot standing outside waiting to board. But once she drank a bunch of ice water everything was fine. Just a little excitement that was nothing compared to the second leg of the flight. I had a crazy woman sitting next to me! She should never have been flying alone. All the passengers sitting nearby ended up babysitting her. It was the longest 3 hours! And I was so thankful to get on the ground.
Hotels: My first 3 night I stayed at Casa Contenta a great B&B. I used a gift certificate that I won at the auction in 2010. I loved it there! It’s a beautiful home with very comfortable rooms, a pool, free Wi-Fi and the breakfasts were awesome. I can highly recommend it!
Then I was at Blanco for my timeshare week. I feel very at home there because I’ve been staying there 2 weeks a year for 17 years, but I was not happy with the Wi-Fi arrangements. They were going to charge $80 per week/per device! That’s outrageous! There is no Wi-Fi on site! And it was about a 5 minute walk from my room over to the deli at Rosé to get the free Wi-Fi. But other than that it was a good week at Blanco. One day Diane and I did a tequila tasting and it was really fun. I learned a lot and got to taste some good tequila.
My last 2 nights I stayed at the Bahia in one of the privately owned condos that I rented through www.cabocondostudio.com What a great little resort! I will stay there again. I really loved the people and the pool!
Rental car: I use Alamo and really like them, but this time I rented at the airport. The timeshare “lady” is everything people have said or worse. She is very pushy! But I got a really great price and everything else was great.
Restaurants: Desperados – Try the Shrimp Desperados!! The shrimp are in a shrimp bisque sauce and were really yummy. I also love the Bean Soup. Of course the guys there are so nice and remember my name! Oh yes – the mojito’s are the best in Cabo!!! A+
Puerto Vieja – Ate here twice. I had the Chicken Gourmet and the Filet Mignon. Both were outstanding! We also used the Passport card with no problems. A+
Hacienda Coyote – I love the soups here and had the Corn Soup. It’s outstanding! We used vouchers. Plus we had dinner with KatD and her friend Karen so it was a special evening. A+
Sharky’s – The Imperial Shrimp here is the best I’ve ever had. So yummy! We used a gift certificate that Diane got at the auction. A
Tequila Sunrise in Todos Santos – The best Chili Rellano’s in the world!! And good, but strong, margarita’s too! A
Taco Loco – I’ve been bad - I’d never eaten here before. But the Stuffed Potato is wonderful. I’ll be back to have it again. A+
Patagonia – They have a great new location – it’s a block north of Mi Casa right next door to Las Mariscadas. Diane and I shared the Grilled Portabella appetizer and the Tenderloin with Mushrooms. The entree also came with salad and potatoes. A+
Gordo Lele – As we walked up Javier was taking a nap outside. I think the slow season in Cabo started early this year. But we had great tacos – as usual. A+
Las Mariscadas – I had a Shrimp Burrito and it was wonderful. Instead of red sauce it was served in a Pablano sauce. So yummy! But I’ll give them a B because our service was not good. Two tables that came in after us were served well before us. Also, they are closed on Wednesday’s. This is the second time we tried to go on a Wednesday!
Alcaverea – This little place is great. I had the Stuffed Tenderloin for the second year in a row. You do need to make reservations because they just have a few tables! We used the Passport Card and had no problems. But Lyndi was there the same night and she did have problems. A+
The Office – I only go here for breakfast since it’s become such a tourist trap. But the Mexican Eggs are fantastic! Even if they are a little more expensive. A
Medano Beach Club – We ate breakfast here and again I had the Mexican Eggs. They were okay – not near as good as at The Office. But they cost half as much! Plus we used vouchers.
Mama’s – This place has the best Eggs Benedict in Cabo!! We had vouchers which helped with the price. A
DOC Wine Bar – I had a Steak and Mushroom Pasta. It was okay but I don’t think I’ll be back. C
Baja Peppers – Another morning for Eggs Benedict. They’re really good for only $6! And we used vouchers. B+
The Cabo Bakery – I know this isn’t a restaurant, but they do sell food. I got the Sourdough Bread and Cream Cheese Pastry. Both were really, really good. A+
As you can see – I love the food in Cabo!
Food Drive – We got together on Wednesday evening to make up bags to take to the colonies. We made up 75 food bags, 40 baggies of toys and a lot of bags of dog food. On Thursday we took them to the school that now has a kitchen on site that is used to feed the kid’s breakfast. Our tourney auctions have helped to fund building this kitchen! When we arrived a long line of families were waiting and we had so much fun sharing all the goodies with them.
I played Beer Pong at Happy Endings!!!! Sort of. I hate beer so I drank Baileys and gave away the beer I was supposed to drink. Getting those little balls in the little cups is hard! Then we went to Squid Roe. Oh my! In and out in 10 minutes and I don’t think I need to go in there again. I guess I’m too old for that kind of “dancing”.
The best part of the whole trip was meeting so many Trip Advisor people. I feel blessed to have gotten to know so many of you! But I missed seeing some of you this year. Grey604, Billsgal, Mac1075, wizkid, eljefe and dmWalker - it wasn’t the same without you!
Now my next countdown has started. Only 142 days!!!Edited: 01 June 2012, 17:29