Windsurfing, Well, Sort Of

Today I tried windsurfing. There wasn’t much wind, but I went out anyhow, and it was so difficult! Mainly the weight of the mast being brought up by myself trying to balance on this board that was shaking in the waves was actually quite difficult. So after many several failed attempts, I figured it was pointless at this point to try it anymore, since there was no wind.

Lazy Vacation Days


Today we totally just hung out and did nothing. It was great to not think of anything, and just watch videos, lie on the beach, swim, sunbathe, everything you could want from a relaxing vacation. This is what we wanted! In the evening, we went to the area of the region called Bay of Dreams to the restaurant the Giggling Marlin for dinner. We had a really good dinner and enjoyed the view watching the sunset behind the hills. It was really relaxing.

La Paz


Today we got up to go grocery shopping in La Paz. This was the nearest city to La Ventana, and had most modern things such as grocery stores, movie theaters, and fast food restaurants. It was quite hot and dry, and seeing the grocery store was heaven–I was so hungry! We did some sightseeing and looked around all at the shops. We spent the day just wandering around and made it back to the house for some dinner with our groceries. Andrew, his dad and I all played Hearts til night, and Andrew and I started Sex in the City, Season III.

Heading toward La Ventana

Today we headed to the pool in the morning to wait for Andrew’s dad to pick us up for our journey to La Ventana, the small town where he built a house. During the drive, we saw the rugged terrain of the area–it was just desert and cacti to both sides of us. I couldn’t believe how desolate it was and wondered if we had a flat tire, how long would it be before someone would pass along the road.

After a ways, we topped this mountain and came over to see the waterline run all the way down to the end of the land. It was really pretty, and Andrew’s dad pointed out where the beach was that his house was on. I couldn’t believe how far away he lived from things–it really was an old Mexican town perched on the side of the water. We arrived and unloaded our stuff in the house. It was a really nice with a red tiled roof, lots of windows, a garage, and your own private walkway down to the beach. He had done an excellent job on the design and materials used, and it seemed to be quite a nice retirement nest. We then headed into ‘town’, which was really a street that had a few houses on the side of it that seemed to double up as commercial use during the day, and had a good dinner. It was baked potato and shrimp, mixed with cheese.

Tropical Luxury


Today we woke up and had breakfast by the pool. We saw Rob & Todd and chatted for a bit before I headed to Subway to bring us some sandwiches back. We lounged at the pool eating our sandwiches and saw Renee & Jason, whom we both met on our transport van coming into our hotel. After basquing in the sun for the whole day, we all joined up and headed to Trailer Park #2 for dinner–we had shrimp, lobster, chicken–a huge feast, and for a huge price. We then went to Squid Roe and enjoyed a night of dancing and drinking. All in all, it was a fun, fun day!

Off to Cabo San Lucas!


Andrew and I started off our journey in the morning, with last minute shopping, eating, and packing. We went to the Oakland airport to board our Southwest jet down to Ontario California. The flight was fine, and when we landed in Ontario, we were faced with such a struggle trying to move from one terminal to the next. It is one of the most poorly designed airports, with no indications on how to go where and why. The weather was nice and warm, and I always think back to my internship in Ontario, and remember how nice having warm weather everyday was. Once we got to our right terminal, we tried to stuff Carl’s Jr. down our throats before boarding the AeroMexico flight down to Cabo. Needless to say, it was tough.

This flight, something really caused my ears to go haywire. It was awful, they were popping, squeaking, and all this hooplah. Finally we landed, went through customs, which consisted of a red light, we check you, green light, go through type of random searching. It was really funny–reminded me of something I’d see in Russia. After we got through, we went to a group taxi where we waited to go to our hotel. On board were different people from all over the US. Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, we all piled into the van for transport to the hotels. It turns out that we met Jason and Renée from SLC, and they turned out to be such a funny couple, and they too were staying at the Hotel Finnisterra.

Once we checked into the hotel, it was a struggle again to find our room. We found what we thought was the back sliding glass door. We were given key cards to get in, but there was no card reader. So we went around and around trying to find the front door, only to be told that that was indeed the front door, and we were given card keys by mistake. At that point, we went to change our room.

We then went to dinner at the hotel, and had a Mexican over-priced buffet. It’s sad that this part of Mexico has become so infested with foreigners, that the ‘median price’ for dinners was about $30. Even our subway sandwiches the next afternoon were $14. Anyhow, after dinner we went to downtown to check out the marina and the bars and stuff there. We met up with Todd and Rob, two guys from LA, and they too were staying at our hotel, so we made plans to sit at the pool with them the next day. We then wandered around and went back to the hotel for a nice sleep.