After a LONG wait, Ed and I were finally able to go on vacation, just the two of us. It was a much needed break and a time for us to relax, spend some time together and just take a break from daily life. Of course, we missed our kiddos (thanks to my mom and Ed's mom for watching them) but we still loved our 5 days away!
When planning our vacation we decided on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a few reasons: it's only a 3 hour plane ride from SLC, we had been there before and really enjoyed our stay, and it had plenty of sun and sand. We stayed at the Casa Dorada resort right in Cabo. We had previously stayed at an all-inclusive resort about 20 miles outside of Cabo and wanted to try something different. We loved the resort- great pools and beach area, 4 restaurants onsite, nice rooms (we were upgraded to a nicer room upon arrival, which was a fun and unexpected treat), great service and walking distance to downtown. We ate some amazing food, probably some of the best food we gave ever eaten. We enjoyed authentic Mexican at Los Tres Gallos, surf and turf at Edith's and delicious fish and shrimp tacos at Tacos Gardenias.
We originally planned on doing an excursion or two, but once we were settled on our lounge chairs we had a hard time moving. We did see whales surface in the ocean while lounging by our pool...so that was adventure enough, I guess. :) We did spend lots of time chatting, reading books, dozing pooliside, meandering around Cabo and talking with other hotel guests. We had a couple if nights out in downtown Cabo, a night relaxing by the hotel's outdoor fire pits, and even one night where we stayed in, watched a movie, and caught up on some much needed sleep (a true sign we are getting old). It was truly a perfect "us" vacation, one we are hoping to recreate at least every couple of years. Here are a few pictures from our trip. Oh, how I wish we were back enjoying the sun!
Poolside our first morning. We were always up fairly early and enjoyed the quiet by the pool.