Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cabo San Lucas - ADVENTURE

When I was growing up, my family would go on a vacation in Mexico & our vacation would regularly include a road trip. There were always great memories made on these road trips--hiking through the jungle, seeing an octopus in its natural environment, and broken seats in VW buses!! It was always a lot of fun. When my cousins, my brother & I get together, we still laugh at the fun we had.

Since we have had kids, we haven't really gone on road trips. We tried to play it safe & stay around the resort. This year, we felt like we could venture out to some new places.

Here are pictures from our "adventure day."
Cheney on top of the Tropic of Cancer marker....strange marker in my opinion! But he sure is lucky. How many other 2nd graders can say they stood at the Tropic of Cancer this summer?

Cows are "free range" in Mexico.

We visited the "zoologico" in the town of Santiago. It is free zoo that takes donations. Pretty cool for a little bitty town in Baja Mexico.

After we left the zoo, we drove about 20 km down a dirt road to a National Park. Right in the center of this picture, is the "cascada." It is dry season right now, so the waterfall was small, but we hiked to it anyway.

We passed this "caballero" coming back from the water. He had been collecting trash that people had left behind.

Daddy & Cheney climbing up the rocks to get to the top so they could....

....jump off! Yes, Mommy was a little nervous!

It was about 40 ft. tall!!

Climbing out to leave....going up was a lot easier than down!

Eating lunch at the Hotel Palomar. The legend is that this hotel was built by Bing Crosby so that he & his Hollywood friends would have a place to stay when they went to Santiago to dove hunt. At the time, the only way into Santiago was by airplane. This was one of the best meal we had all week.....too bad Chandler was pretending she was like her cousin, Angela. She missed the entire meal!!

I am ready for more adventures like this one!! The kids can definitely handle it. YAY!!


Tammy said...

Wow! What a cool adventure! This is the stuff that makes vacations great and memorable.

MeMe said...

Such a FUN FUN day! I would go again. Where are the pics of Cheney jumping from the cliff? Hope they weren't deleted. That will be some story for his 2nd grade friends.

Kristin Kneupper said...

That is so awesome!! Looks like you guys had a blast! What special memories you guys made... how wonderful! Wonder how long it will be until our family can partake in some adventures like that! It's gonna be a while.

p.s. Thrilled to hear about Chandler and her speech progress of the past... we're looking forward to lots of talking for Koup in the future!

Gram said...

These adventures bring back wonderful memories! Looks like fun.

Kristen said...

I can't believe you let Cheney jump off the cliff!! WOW!! I am clearly way way way too much of a whimp!

Sounds like a wonderful adventure!!

Grandma said...

Looks like a great vacation. Better enjoy it while you can, cause one day the kids will grow up and scatter and will not be able to go as a family.