Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Cabo San Lucas

With two inches of snow on the ground here in Oakland, it's hard to believe we were getting sunburned in 85 degree weather just a few days ago. Well, at least one of us got sunburned. ;-) Good thing I love snow!

We did have some excitement on our honeymoon. Our first flight left at 6am the morning after the wedding, so we asked for a 3:30am wake up call. Well, they didn't call! I woke up and looked at the clock at 3:42, and sat bolt upright in bed - we had to catch our shuttle at 4:00 sharp! We were out of that room in 10 minutes - talk about adrenaline rush.

For our honeymoon, Kyle and I went to Cabo San Lucas, on the very tip of the Baja peninsula in Mexico. We loved the green palms, rugged, scruffy mountains, and the orange, pink and red flowering bushes that we saw growing everywhere!

Our hotel was amazing! We tried out both pools, but mostly stuck with this smaller one on the "quiet side" of the hotel. Our gorgeous suite had two balconies overlooking the ocean.

We also spent a lot of time on the beach, walking and watching the waves and the whales. Cabo is right on a major migration route, so we saw lots of whales every day, usually pretty close in to shore. I had some good whale watching in Alaska, but we were just as close here, if not closer, just standing on the beach! I'm still not sure what kind of whales they were. We asked our waiter if they were blue whales, and he said "Si, si, whales!". We left it at that.

The hotel had five restaurants, which we tried in turn. This one was our favorite. I won't torture you all by describing the food, suffice it to say that it was beautifully presented and absolutely scrumptious!

We found this little creation in our bathroom one day - too cute!

Happy honeymooners! I had an absolutely fabulous time with my man. I am so blessed to have such a sweet husband! - GJ


~Justin&Meg~ said...

So fun, Gretchen! I've been thinking about you...maybe Samuel and I will give you a call.

Know what you mean about the food at those Mexican resorts!! Incredible and beautifully displayed.

Hot, sunny days sounds good to me right now! Thanks for sharing all your pictures!


Momma Amy said...

It looks absolutely beautiful and luxurious!

Heather Paulsen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Can you e-mail me with your new e-mail address?

Jones Family said...

Good, Good, Good.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. It was nice to see sunny skies and green trees in the pictures. The ocean looked beautiful.
Welcome back!
~The Dunns

agingrich said...

I agree, someplace warm and sunny by the beach sounds really nice at this time of year! Maybe it's time for us to have a second honeymoon ;)

I'm praying for you as you adjust to your new life.

TulipGirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! *mush, mush*

Micah Frey a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) said...

Wow...Beautiful! Congrats to the two of you. I should introduce myself...My name is Micah Frey...Kyle knows me just from being a fellow Oaklandite. I ran across your blog through Megan's. Congrats again. I'm going to try your muffin recipe posted on Meg's blog! :) Micah

Anonymous said...

Wow your honeymoon looks great! Did you stay ar Dreams? My husband and I stayed there. Bless you and your husband