Our Love Affair with Cabo San Lucas

Heading Toward the Arch
Heading Toward the Arch
Cave on "Divorce Beach"
Cave on “Divorce Beach”

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last. Two weeks after our youngest daughter moved off to college, we boarded a plane and flew to Cabo. It wasn’t that we didn’t miss her, it was just that we were ready to start the next chapter of our life as a couple.  From the moment that we arrived in Cabo, we fell in love with the town.  We went during the off-season, so there weren’t a ton of people, but even during the busy season, it isn’t over-crowded.  Within the city limits, there is a height restriction of seven stories, so there aren’t the enormous resorts with thousands of rooms like there are in places like Cancun.  Since our first trip, we’ve been back a couple more times and our passion for Cabo has only grown.  It is our go-to location when we want a vacation, not travel, but a “sit on the beach with a drink in your hand, complete relaxation get-away”.

Happy on the Beach
Happy on the Beach
Reverse View of the Arch
Reverse View of the Arch
Living Like a Local
Living Like a Local

This is our entry for this week’s Discover Challenge: Opening Line.  Not only do we like to go back to Cabo, but we like to revisit our photos from Cabo as well, they are soothing and calming.  All of these were taken during our very first visit to Cabo, which actually ended with a hurricane coming into town on the day that we left.  We have shared other pictures from this trip in the past, so these are all photos that we haven’t previously shared.

Second Honeymoon
Second Honeymoon
Boating Activities
Boating Activities
Fish Under Water
Fish Under Water

 

The Fusion Food of Lima, Peru

We had heard a lot about the food of Peru and, more specifically, of Lima. With the praise that has been given by chef’s such as Anthony Bourdain about the vibrant food scene in Lima, we were interested to taste for ourselves what people were talking about. We talked to the concierge at the hotel in order to get the best recommendations and although there are a few places that serve traditional Peruvian food, it is all about fusion. Of the various fusion inspired foods, Asian fusion was the most popular.

Asian Ceviche
Asian Ceviche
Asian Soft Taco
Asian Soft Taco

For lunch we had some more traditional Peruvian food, enjoying a chicken with a tangy sauce and pickled slaw on a brioche bun.  We also had a steak and avocado sandwich with a creamy mustard sauce.  Both were served with Peruvian fries, which are a little different than what we’re normally used to, cut thick, breaded and then deep-fried.  It was a lot of food, but truly delicious.

Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
Steak and Avocado Sandwich
Steak and Avocado Sandwich

For dinner, we took the hotel’s advise and tried some Asian fusion food.  Basically, it is utilizing all local and fresh ingredients and using them in non-traditional Asian dishes.  We had to have ceviche as we had heard that Peru prepared it better than anyplace else in the world.  It was definitely extremely good, but we haven’t had ceviche in enough places to chime in on whether it is as good as the hype that we’d heard about it before we got there.  Then we had a beef stir-fry served with an Asian interpretation of a tortilla.  Not only did it taste wonderful, with each tortilla having a different combination of ingredients, but it was visually appealing as well.  Unfortunately, we only had one night in Lima before travelling on to Bolivia, so we’ll have to go back to try more of the gastronomy of the city.

Ceviche
Ceviche
Beef Stir-Fry
Beef Stir-Fry
Combination of Flavors
Combination of Flavors
Dipping Sauces
Dipping Sauces
Asian Tortillas
Asian Tortillas

 

Hiking in the Rockies

One of our favorite hobbies is to get out into nature and to go on a hike. If we could, we would probably go hiking every weekend, but unfortunately life doesn’t always cooperate. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is all about Walking, Indoors and Outdoors, so we thought we’d take everyone on a hike with us. We’ve put together a series of photos from a recent hike that shows the various transitions of the trail as it wound its way into the mountains.  If you use your imagination, you can feel the mountain breeze, hear the chirping of the birds, and smell the trees and wildflowers.  So, come along with us as we walk along a single trail in the Colorado Rockies.

Start of the Trail
Start of the Trail
It Started Out Wide and Open
It Started Out Wide and Open
Nature is Beautiful in its Simplicity
Nature is Beautiful in its Simplicity
Then We Go Deeper into the Woods
Then We Go Deeper into the Woods
We Start Working Our Way Back Down
We Start Working Our Way Back Down
Pine Trees and Blue Skies
Pine Trees and Blue Skies
We're Almost at the End
We’re Almost at the End