For our 10 year anniversary, Chels and I headed to Cabo San Lucas. We stayed a week, and it was a great vacation. When we arrived, we were hit up everywhere to see a time share presentation. From the airport to the grocery store, everyone was pitching something. Most offered an excursion to do this of that, So we decided to negotiate to see how much we could get. If we were going to do this, we needed to get hooked up, and we were. We worked out getting a free breakfast buffet, 3 excursions (camel rides, snorkeling, and a dinner cruise), $50 gift card to the grocery store close to where we were staying, and $300 pesos cash! It cost us sitting through a two hour sales pitch, and saying no repeatedly during that time. This with the fishing trip I had booked, and we had our week planned.
We headed into San Jose the first day to do some sight seeing and shopping. it was during one of the Mexico World Cup games, so we had the place to ourselves. There were some old churches, and a cool town square.
|The view from our balcony.|
|A monument to some of the leaders of Mexico (I think).|
|The mission De San Jose. Founding April, 1730.|
The next day we headed out to Wild Canyon to go on a Camel ride. Camels are taller than I thought, so we were about 7 feet up when riding. We rode a few miles through the desert canyon, before we stopped under a canopy and learned some about these neat animals. They also had a bird sanctuary with lots of exotic birds and parrots.
At Wild canyon, they also have zip-lining, ATV trails and bungee jumping. one of the trails involved am Indiana Jones-like hanging bridge. naturally we had to cross it. It's made for ATV's, but it still swayed quite a bit.
|A ride through Wild Canyon.|
|The camel wanted no part of this...|
|Chelsea feeding the birds.|
|Mexican Military Parrots.|
|This reminded me of Indiana Jones.|
|Walking across the hanging bridge at Wild Canyon.|
|Some surfers enjoying the waves by Zippers restaurant.|
|Sunrise at the arch on the way out to fish.|
|First catch of the day. My first Dorado.|
|Chelsea Battling her first Dorado.|
|A small Bonito. Another new species added to the list.|
|Striped Marlin!!! My first bill fish. Guide said it was around 140 lbs.|
|String up the flags for the ride back to the harbor.|
|lots of fish caught by the RedRum fleet.|
|This pelican traded a quick picture for a few fish.|
|Zippers cooked up some of the Dorado we kept. The cat liked it just as much as we did.|
|A replica in the harbor. Enough to make any fisherman want to get back on the water.|
|The famous Cabo Wabo stage.|
|Many places around the harbor willing to cook what you catch.|
|Some of the great food we had on the trip.|
|The last view we had of the arch from the catamaran cruise.|