A Lounge Lizard in Cabo San Lucas

Villa Descanso, Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, California Baja Sur, Mexico

Villa Descanso, Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, California Baja Sur, Mexico

We started our second day in Cabo with a fabulous Fortunado breakfast.  Then I just rolled over to the pool to wait until it was time for my 90-minute massage.  After the massage and a shower (can’t stand to hang around with all that oil/lotion on me), it was back to pool to wait for lunch.  It’s a hard life.

Jose Fernando La Chewbaca and the ladies.--photo by Bob Kochman

Jose Fernando La Chewbaca and the ladies.–photo by Bob Kochman

Three of our guys headed to the golf course this morning, teeing off at Cabo Real.  The other guys seemed to gravitate to the fire pit, while the ladies enjoyed the pool.  One of the new hubbies, “Jose Fernando La Chewbaca”, decided this was an opportunity not to be missed and joined the girls in the pool for a photo.  Add a margarita on the rocks prepared by our own Todd Mason and you are set for the perfect day.  Dinner was also at the house.

IMG_0646Day three a few more ventured away during the day.  Boris joined Bob and some of the ladies for a cooking class in downtown Cabo with Nadia Evelyn Garcia Bernal.  Those of us that chose to stay at the house and enjoy the sun, had a wonderful lunch prepared by Fortunado.

Fred, Marne, and mariachi players at The Office

Enjoying mariachi players at The Office

Mary Ann also brought a difficult 1000 piece puzzle depicting an Italian village and countryside.  Some really dedicated to it, others would wonder over and add a few pieces.  Even the border proved difficult and Hondo was accused of pocketing pieces on several occasions.

A wall of sliding glass doors meant you could completely open up the inside to the outside at Villa Descanso in Cabo San Lucas.

A wall of sliding glass doors meant you could completely open up the inside to the outside at Villa Descanso in Cabo San Lucas.

The puzzle is on the coffee table in front of the longest leather sofa I have ever seen.  The wall is sliding glass panels that completely open the room up to the outside.  Any HGTV fans?  You’ll know exactly what I am describing.  I have always wanted those type of sliding glass panels in a home, but our Houston climate is not the place for it.  There are too many days when we need to seal up tight with the air conditioner running to combat the humidity.  Nice to be able to enjoy this feature in Cabo where the dessert climate means inside/outside living is perfect in the winter months.

Just arriving for Fiesta night at The Office.  Cabo San Lucas

Just arriving for Fiesta night at The Office. Cabo San Lucas

Janie gets into the spirit at Fiesta Night.--photo by Terry Baca.

Janie gets into the spirit at Fiesta Night.–photo by Terry Baca.

Today we are headed back to The Office for Fiesta Night.  We were fortunate that Janie called ahead for reservations.  Billed as a family night event, some of the entertainment was a little colorful, but probably went over the heads of the young children there.  The couples balloon contest was hysterical and may encourage a balloon purchase for our own group version.  There was a piñata for the kids and several games (both Bob and Jose Fernando made it up on stage).  The show closed with regional ballet and a mariachi band.

Mariachi band as part of Fiesta Night at The Office in Cabo San Lucas.--photo by Terry Baca.

Mariachi band as part of Fiesta Night at The Office in Cabo San Lucas.–photo by Terry Baca.

A sunrise view from our patio at Villa Descanso. ©Jean Janssen

A sunrise view from our patio at Villa Descanso.
©Jean Janssen

Bob watched freshly hatched Ridley turtles try to make it to the ocean on his morning walk.--photo by Bob Kochman

Bob watched freshly-hatched Ridley turtles try to make it to the ocean on his morning walk.–photo by Bob Kochman

One of the beautiful sites, if you get up early enough, is the fabulous sky at sunrise.  I may be a lounge lizard during the day and I may have gone back to bed after snapping a picture, but it is worth getting out of bed to see the infinite variety colors in the sky.  Like other mornings, today we also have a group of walkers to brave the steep inclines and walk through the neighborhood and down to the beach.  If you are lucky enough, you might even make a few new friends along the way.

sail boat ride out of the cabo marina

sail boat ride out of the cabo marina

Today’s special activity is a sailboat ride out of the Cabo Marina.  Organized through Captain Jack, most of our group enjoyed a midday sail with cocktails, food, and smooth waters.  They saw quite a few migrating whales, or so they said.  I have not seen the photographic evidence, but we have seen quite a few whales on previous trips during this time of year.  Those of us that stayed behind had another fabulous Fortunado lunch and went to tour some of the other rental homes in Pedregal.  We are staying in a wonderful home, but after the visit even Villa Descanso seemed rather lacking.  However, with 8 couples, home sharing can be affordable.  Additionally, even with paying for groceries, food preparation, and tips, we are also saving by eating most of our meals “at home” .

Tonight is another dinner at home and drinks around the fire pit.  Hondo, Fred, and Gordon also enjoy playing pool in the evenings.  Boris just bets on their games (don’t lose my shopping money).

Fire pit at Villa Descanso.

Fire pit at Villa Descanso.

About travelbynatasha

I am a retired attorney who loves to travel. Several years ago I began working on a Century Club membership achieved by traveling to 100 "foreign" countries. Today, at 49 years of age the count is at 82. Many were visited on land based trips. Some were cruise ports. Some were dive sites. Most have been fascinating.
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