Cabo Highlights-4 From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and welcome to my Cabo journal and some of the highlights of our trip. Thanks so much for joining me! Grab your coffee or whatever you’re having, and come on in.

I definitely relaxed even more after the book signing. We walked into town, and even ventured off the beaten path, looking for a few souvenirs and a place to have dinner. This is a great place to visit, but I sure wouldn’t want to live here.

Destination? Joyful!

All of the locals are pretty bold, especially the business owners, so much so that they can be a bit irritating as they get right in your space and tell you to come in for good food with cheap prices, or they put their most popular souvenir in your face to try and entice you to buy. To the tourist, like myself, it comes across rude; to them, it’s become a way of life, this sort of desperation to make a few dollars. While it’s become a way of life, this attitude has also hardened their hearts to where many of them are jaded and have become dishonest, driven by their need to make a living. It’s really quite a challenge to find someone you can trust outside of the resort areas in Cabo.

Look, honey, a whale . . .

Bill Gates' yacht with helicopter!

A couple of years ago, we did meet a local guy, Bernardo, and we have come to trust him. He warns us who not to buy from, and knows all the ins and outs of Cabo and shares them with people he gets to book the Ecco Cat cruises. His job is a good fit for him. We went and saw him Wednesday evening and we got caught up on his family and his life. We also shared with him about the book, and he actually said he wanted one. I promised to bring him one when we returned Friday evening for the sunset cruise aboard the Ecco Cat.

Couples Massage, Beachside

Thursday’s highlight was our couple’s cabana massage on the beach and I was in desperate need of a good massage after walking about seven to eight miles that day in the city. We arrived in the beautiful Playa Grande Spa a few minutes early. After check-in, we changed into the beautiful bathrobe and slippers they supplied, then they whisked us down to the beachfront in a golf cart.

We walked inside our private cabana and they gave us instructions to lie down with our face in that little face-catch thing. I shook my head and panic began to set in. I let my massage therapist know I couldn’t do that because I’m a bit claustrophobic. “No problem,” she says, and they both walked out so we could slip out of our robes and into the covers, a bit of an awkward moment, and we‘re to relax? 🙂

Most people have an easy time relaxing, but the type of relaxing it takes to really enjoy a massage takes some effort, seriously, at least for me. I think it’s that claustrophobic thing, and then before long, I’m all stuffed up and having to fight to breathe, but again I tell myself, I’m supposed to be relaxing. 🙂 It didn’t help that I had slept on my neck wrong the night before and could barely turn it! 🙁

I took a few deep breaths and listened to my favorite sound in the whole world, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. I concentrated on that sound, and within fifteen minutes I honestly did relax. In fact, I was actually wanting her to continue when she did stop. 🙂

There’s one more highlight I have to share with you, but I better let you go for now. Please come back tomorrow so I can share my final highlight in Cabo, and it has to do with overcoming my fear of heights! 🙂

Excitedly,

Evinda

whale watching . . .

So majestic and big . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bucaneer, our whale-watching vessel

 

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