Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Feb 28 - March 7, 2013
So, I met my girlfriend "T" in December, and not long after that we had talked about a vacation. Since we had both not really traveled too much, we figured why not take the leap and go on a vacation to a nice hot place together?? So, we decided on Cabo San Lucas after my travel agent had recommended the Riu Santa Fe resort, all inclusive, one week. BOOKED!! So it was on....what was to come was an amazing week and there's so much to report, this blog will be updated day by day.
Day 1 (Feb 28th)
Early morning as our plane departed at 8am and being an international flight, they recommend 2 hours before departure time. I hardly slept...maybe due to the excitement of actually going on a vacation, but regardless, hardly slept at all. Got ready and dropped off my car at Tim's place. Luckily he dropped us off as the airport at 6am, on his way to work. T and I checked in, got our boarding passes, and waited for departure. Stop 1 was Kelowna, then from Kelowna to Los Cabo.
T was kind enough to book me the window seat as she knew I would take a lot of photos, and additional luck was in store as it was a gorgeous clear sky until we hit the Banff/Lake Louise area. That cleared up again near Kelowna. After a 40 minute stop in Kelowna to pick up more people going to Cabo, we were on our way. Soon, the snow started to disappear, then totally disappeared and the clear skies provided a gorgeous view of various landscapes. Took quite a few shots of the Grand Canyon which we got to view at about 36,000 feet!! Awesome sight!! I had never seen it before and to get such a broad view really was amazing!
We soon got to see the ocean on the Texas coast, Mexico, and as we banked to land we could see "Lands End" and the bay we would be staying in for a week...gorgeous colors of greens and blues of the ocean water, and the rock color was equally gorgeous.
Upon exit, I was amazed that we exited the plane on the steps, similar to what I remember from the 70's and earlier times that I had seen in photos (pictured below).
After that we went to the room and got my camera for some nightshots/long exposure shots. After that, and a few drinks on the balcony in our shorts in the gorgeous temperature, we headed to bed....
Next update, Day two's activities. :)
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