Friday, March 23, 2012

Zip - A - Dee - Line???

We began our day determined to do nothing but enjoy our infinity pool and our cocktails - we decided to make our arrangements to go whale watching on Friday. As the arrangements were being made somehow Zip Lining came up....that has been on Marge's bucket list for years so what the hotel? We signed on for the 3:00 run and kept on swimming. Sooner rather than later the time came to leave our pool and put on real clothes and head out. When we got to the "place" I have to say I was thinking "Of all the places to zip line - this is not pretty country!" It was the desert but that is where we were. So we get there and get all geared up and start thinking "OK - where are the zip lines?" First the guides or the "poppies" as they refer to themselves gave us the scoop on how to zip line then they said "Are you ready for your Extreme Adventure?" We politely shook our heads NO and Poppie said "OK follow us" - thus began the climb of our lives. We had to freakin' mountain climb to get to the first zip. By the time we got there the four of us were winded. All of the other people were quite a bit younger than us and they just marched up that hill like old age would never catch them. So we did our first zip line which was scary but once you got out there it was pretty fun. Only after we got done with this zipper we had to hike again to the next one and this hike was vertical! Now mind your the guides kept saying to the four of us "come on mama you have nothing to worry about poppie is here to take care of you" so as we are walking up the hill here comes poppie - I tell him to go ahead of me. Well apparently poppie thought I was about to expire because he got on his walkie talkie and started talking majic. Low and behold when it was time to zip this line he said "Mary Lou, Mary Lou you come now. You will go first. There will be an ATV waiting for you at the end of this line to take you to the next zipper". Well I felt kind of stupid, like what was wrong with me? BUT I didn't reject the ride!!! So as Marge, Sue and Caroline huffed and puffed I was on the back of an ATV getting a very nice tour of the mountain. So we zipped and lined all over that mountain and then we came to a place where we had to cross this rickey rope bridge for the last run. Only once we got over there it was really to repel down the face of the mountain!!! Yes you heard me - I said REPEL! In our group there were 7 women and 5 men. As I stated earlier the other women were younger than us and lets face in a lot better shape than me. I was surprised when one of the buff young things got up to the edge of the cliff and walked away saying "I can't do it - I can't do it" The four of us kept ourselves tethered to the rope and waited our turn. Wouldn't you know the next buff gal did the same thing!!! Couldn't do it. Now it was Carolyn's turn and she couldn't do it either! I thought "I don't think I can do it!" Next up was Sue and she went over the side of the mountain like a man! Now it's my turn and I followed her and went down the cliff into the blue abyss. Marge came up and went over the top too. We were all pretty darn happy with ourselves. We got back to the top of the mountain for our last zip and one of the buff girls who didn't repel looked at me and said "I can't believe you did it Mary Lou!" I looked at her and said "I'm not a chicken - just out of shape!" That shut her buff ass up pretty quickly!! We did our final zip and took our sorry asses home!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

P.S. a little add on from yesterday

OK - so we decided to have dinner at Pacifica last night - I mean, as long as we were there might as well enjoy the whole experience. So while we were waiting for the buffet to open we were sitting by the pool enjoying watching the day wind down. OK - now - you know when you go to the ball game and at the 7th inning those guys come out and scrape the infield dirt? Well...we notice a man and it looks like he is scraping the sand. We can't figure out why. Then low and behold another man comes out and sets up a table with a linen table cloth, china, ti-ki torches - the whole 9 yards. Now our curiosity is really up - we go as close as we can get to have a look. I wish I had my camera but I didn't - BUT the sandy beach was as smooth as a dance floor. Imagine, a table, chairs, ti-ki torches - all next to a bed on beach. Come on! It doesn't get much better than that...we talk to one of the men setting it up and he informs us that it costs $250 and you get dinner and drinks - and Sex on the Beach - and I ain't talkin' the cocktail!
It was very impressive - I don't know about my travelin' partners but I will be back with a member of the opposite sex and I will have dinner by candle light on the beach with the bed right there.....I may be 60 when I do it - but do it I will!!!

A day at Pacifica

WOW - today we went to Pacifica, another one of the Peublo Bonito properties. Man oh man was it nice! Talk about living the high life - we spent the day by the pool - after we got kicked out of the bed on the beach. We didn't know it had to be reserved - we thought it was sitting there waiting for us to arrive!

so ... before we knew it wasn't God's gift to us - we played around, just a little

A little exercise by the sea....

Mark oh Mark - where art thou Mark?

Who oh who? Where art thou - Who?

So...we get kicked off of our bed on beach and dog gone it - we have to go back to the pool - the luck of the Irish!

Notice how there is no hard and fast side to the pool? That is so if you want to just lay out in a little bit of water you can. There were two pools here and one big, giant hot tub - which I didn't get a picture of. So we spent our day at the pool with the darling little girl asking us "Is there anything I can get you?" "yes I'll have a Sex on the Beach, please" - or - "hmmmm how about a mango slush - please" "May I see the menu?" Then of course we had lunch served to us right there at the pool. You never have to move if you don't want to. And THAT my friends is a day at the pool!!!

This is a little backward but when you walk into the complex - this is what you see walking down to the pool...

Well....the first thing you see if Sue, Marge and Caroline!!!

Beautiful hedges - all in bloom for the world to see

Fountains fountains everywhere

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Our life in pictures





Look out on the deck and what do you see? BAM - the girls relaxing in the infinity pool.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just in case.....

Just in case you are worried - the Earthquake did not bother us down here in Cabo - didn't even know it happened til I glanced at the paper....

Can anyone say Miami Vice...

Imagine waking up every morning and having a cup of coffee in your infinity pool while gazing at the Pacific Ocean....yep that's how we start our days here in Cabo. Yesterday Karen our concierge came to meet with us and we got lots of good information from her. Bill Gates does have the house over by the rocks, also in that neighborhood Jennifer Anniston and George Clooney own homes. Paris Hilton is seen quite a bit downtown sporting a cocktail - we are the hunt for any of these folks! We pointed to a house "down the hill" that is MASSIVE and she said the owners x-wife owns it now. Apparently the owner and his wife started out with nothing and built this whole place and of course they are now worth a fortune. Somewhere along the way Mr let his buddy downstairs in on the act and WA-LA a new younger women in his life. Out with the old wife in with the new one. Only the old wife said "Go on with your bad self - leave me the house by the ocean and I'll be fine without you and your ways" so there she lives happily ever after with nothing but young pool boys to attend to her (Ok I made up the part about the pool boys....but it goes nice with the story)

So back to yesterday the four of us went to the welcome party at noon where they served us free margaritas and cervese - which is raw fish soaked in lime juice, diced up and served with diced up and shredded veggies....all in a margarita glass - nice presentation and it would have been delightful except for the cilantro - but I picked out as much as I could. After that we wanted to go to Rosa beach where you can actually swim in the ocean but had to wait an hour for the shuttle. Marge and Sue decided to check out some jewelry while Caroline and I decided to go to the pool. Big mistake for Caroline and I - we blew off Rosa beach and gave the day to margaritas and then the deathly Miami Vice's. After having our fill and meeting half the people at the pool we can home to our lovely villa - took showers and hailed a cab into town to the cutest little restaurant you could imagine. It was all open air - the roof was the big trees that were all over, with white lights shining every where. The mexcian musicians were singing their songs to all of the tables. An all together wonderful experience. Got home and crashed - hard!

Here is my advise to everyone - learn languages - any language because once you leave the US most people DON'T speak english! I'm charging my camera as I type and then maybe I'll be able to download some pictures and share....

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hi Everyone - we made it safe and sound down to the tip of Mexico! When we arrived at the airport we had to wait for about an hour for Carolyn to get in so we sat in the cocktail lounge (and I use that term very loosely)and enjoyed - what else? A Corona! Anyway Carolyn arrived in all her glory and we proceeded to get our ride to the 'villa'. We asked the driver to stop at Walmart so we could pick up some groceries and he was more than nice about stopping. Once inside we were a little bit surprised to see everything in Spanish! You think you know your food until you try to figure it out in another language. But we succeeded - got our "stuff" and headed to the land of the rich and famous. When we walked in the villa we were blown away! It is an unbelievable place. Tastefully done and so so nice. The ocean view is a delight. The pool? Beautiful - I woke up this morning looked outside and there were Marge, Sue and Carolyn relaxing in the pool with a cup of coffee. We made a great breakfast and made our way down to Sunset Beach - which is kind of an oxymoron because no one goes to the beach - everyone goes to the pool. You can't get in the ocean because the under tow is so strong - so Sunset Beach is Sunset pool - with a swim up bar and a wonderful restaurant and lots of friendly staff to grant your every desire. We spent the day at the pool. Now we are home - still full from lunch and relaxing in the infinity pool and hot tub - oh - it is hard to be rich! I'll try and download some pics later tonight and post them so you can see this place! We are living in the lap of luxury and it is FUN!
p.s. Bill Gates has a home right next to our complex...
p.p.s. We met some people that went fishing yesterday and caught 4 or 5 fish and stripped one of them and cooked it for dinner last night - they also saw whales and lots of dolphin...we are going to go to the marina tomorrow and see if we can rent a boat and do the same thing.