Final Days in Cabo San Lucas

Sunrise in Cabo San Lucas.--Photo by Bob Kochman

Sunrise in Cabo San Lucas.–Photo by Bob Kochman

More golf today for some, this time at Cabo del Sol.  It was a full day outing for these guys, but they loved the course and likened their experience to Pebble Beach.  The original plan was to drive to San Jose del Cabo for dinner in that artsy city just past the airport.  I really like the restaurants better there and the city has more character.  However, that area was harder hit by the September hurricane.  Many in our group decided they just didn’t want to make the drive back and forth after a relaxing day.

Our dinner restaurant in the marina, Lorenzillo's, Cabo San Lucas

Our dinner restaurant in the marina, Lorenzillo’s, Cabo San Lucas

Jane's lobster bisque at Lorenzillo's in the Cabo marina.--photo by Bob Kochman

Jane’s lobster bisque at Lorenzillo’s in the Cabo marina.–photo by Bob Kochman

A long time favorite of ours was Edith’s, but we wanted to try something new to us so we went to Lorenzillo’s in the Marina.  Lorenzillo’s specialty is lobster and you can choose your own live one or select the lobster tail with one of 22 preparation options.  Many are group were happy with the wine selection, which has never been great in Cabo, but is even worse since the hurricane.   You dine upstairs, in or outside.  The views would have been lovely with outside seating, but it was a cool and windy night and we opted for inside dining.  I started with the corn and seafood chowder, which was only so-so.  Since I was having lobster for my entree, I didn’t select my usual lobster bisque.  I was definitely out-ordered by Jane who went in that direction.

The small fishing boat is the live lobster hold at Lorenzillo's in Cabo San Lucas.

The small fishing boat is the live lobster hold at Lorenzillo’s in Cabo San Lucas.

Bob and Jane enjoyed the atomosphere at Lozrenzillo's in the Marina, Cabo San Lucas.

Bob and Jane enjoyed the atomosphere at Lozrenzillo’s in the Marina, Cabo San Lucas.

Marne ordered crab cakes, which actually looked more like golf balls, but were very good.  We haven’t eaten much on this trip that has been fried.  My lobster was good.  I tried the butter and garlic sauce and also the cilantro sauce.  Definitely go with the old standby of butter.  I even added a little to my slightly dry pasta which came as a side dish to my meal.  Boris spent most of the time watching the TV screen with revolving pictures of the dessert offerings.  He was most disappointed when no one wanted to partake in the sweets.  We did get the show for the few that ordered the flaming Mexican Coffee.

Villa Descanso.--photo by Bob Kochman

Villa Descanso.–photo by Bob Kochman

For our last full day at the house, men’s spa day was scheduled.  We had at least one massage virgin among the men so it was fun to see Gordon’s reaction to the experience.  Not all the guys were into it.  Of course, Boris opted for the 90-minute massage and then had to come find me to pay for it since he had no cash.

Marne models one of Boris' big purchases, a viking helmet made of metal and cow horns, in the cab on the way back to Villa Descanso

M models one of Boris’ big purchases-a viking helmet made of metal and cow horns-in the cab on the way back to Villa Descanso.  He also bought one on our trip here too years ago.  You can’t have too many viking helmets.

The afternoon was set aside for shopping in town.  Boris was the most excited of all and kept us moving so we would have enough time to find everything on his list-helmets, swords, Mexican wrestling masks, pharmacy items, guaybera shirts…the list goes on and on.  They have some wonderful runners and other linens I wanted to look for and I am sometimes tempted by the clothing.  I fairly quickly found the runner length and style I was looking for and then spent the rest of the time going shop to shop to find the best one at the best price.  I actually bought two.

Jose Fernando and Terry Baca at the Office.  Terry went into town earlier in the week with Todd and didn't join us today.  On her excursion she got some beautiful embroidered girl's dresses and a slingshot.  She is going to be very popular with the grandchildren.

Jose Fernando and Terry Baca at the Office. Terry went into town earlier in the week with Todd and didn’t join us today. On her excursion she got some beautiful embroidered girl’s dresses and a slingshot. She is going to be very popular with the grandchildren.

Boris worked his way through his entire list, but opted out on the sword because it was not exactly what he wanted.  He bought far more than anyone else.  Most of the ladies found blouses they liked at the same store where Boris got his guaybera and the other place where I found my linens.  Janie made a final find of another cute embroidered top and we all had to get one of those too.  Afterwards, we stopped for drinks and appetizers at the Giggling Marlin and watched the evening performers practicing in the sun room.  Boris ordered some great Belgium fries with dipping sauces that we all liked and the mojitos were enjoyed as well.  I bought Rocky a souvenir tee shirt there.

Lobster and Steak night at the house.--photo by Bob Kochman

Lobster and Steak night at the house.–photo by Bob Kochman

Back at the house for the evening, we enjoyed pool and fireside drinks and then sat down to our final night dinner of lobster and steak.  Margaret had actually convinced our cab driver to help us find balloons.  We went to two places and he came back and forth to the cab showing us a variety of sizes, colors, and quantities.  She also told Boris he was responsible for blowing them up.  After dinner, the guys flat out refused to reenact the Office Balloon Game, so we went outside to the fire pit and enjoyed Gordon’s George Stait music.  All of a sudden we see Bobby Dean and MaryAnn playing with those balloons.  They couldn’t stop laughing.  That is when someone needed a camera.

Final Night gathering at Villa Descanso, Cabo San Lucas.

Final Night gathering at Villa Descanso, Cabo San Lucas.

Final day was a lovely breakfast prepared by Fortunado, packing, and cabs to the airport-girls in one, boys in the other.  Once again we enjoyed the new Cabo International terminal and met up again one final time to say goodbye at baggage claim in Houston.  It was a fabulous trip.  No need to wait for additional hurricane recovery to go to Cabo San Lucas.  Already scoping out our house for next year…–Natasha.

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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2 Responses to Final Days in Cabo San Lucas

  1. Lisa says:

    Do you know the name of the shop you purchased the Viking helmet at? We had purchased one some years back & oddly enough when our was broken into that was one of the items taken. cant remember the name of the shop, thought it outside by the Cabo Wabo I have been trying to replace. Thanks

    • The little shopping mall across from Cabo Wabo was where we bought it the first year, but there were not there this year. This time, we found it in town in a shop on the first street that runs parallel to the main street that cuts through town. No idea on the shop’s name.

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