Los Cabos, Home of No Bad Days

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Shelley: After 136 days on the road, we’ve finally arrived in Los Cabos. It’s everything the books say and more; temperatures in the high 20’s, warm blue azure waters gently lapping on blindingly white sandy beaches, dazzling blue skies and soft breezes. Everyone’s happy, thankful they are escaping winter.

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

John: Thank you Miss Tour Guide of the Year.

Shelley: Ha! Ha! Los Cabos, Home of No Bad Days. Si?

John: Si.

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Hawker #1: Have you been to Los Cobos before?

Shelley: First time.

Hawker #2: I remember you from last year.

Shelley: Ha! Ha! Is that right?

Hawker #3 You’re wearing a Mexican cowboy hat.

Shelley: Sure am. I bought it in Algodones, Mexico.

Hawker #4: Then you should buy one from Los Cabos.

Shelley: I’m good. Thanks.

Hawker #5: Can I interest you in a dress?

Shelley: No, gracias.

Hawker #6: Ah! Ha! It’s all coming back to me. I first saw you when you arrived at the airport last night.

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Shelley: Ha! Ha! Now that would have been quite a sight, watching us roll off the plane in our truck towing a 28 foot RV.

Hawker #7: You look like lovers. Maybe you’d like to go kayaking to Lover’s Beach?

Shelley: No gracias. We have our own kayaks. We’re heading there tomorrow.

Lovers Beach, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Lovers Beach, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

The Arches, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

The Arches, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Hawker #8: Fishing? Want to catch the big swordfish? $175 for 5 hours in a panga, plus cost of bait, plus fishing license, plus lunch and drinks, plus tax.

John: No, gracias.

Hawker #9: Amigos? Whale watching? Whale watching for you? Only $65 American per person.

Shelley: Tempting, since we’ve only seen the humpbacks from our hike on Mt.Solmar, but no, gracias.

Humpback on the Pacific side of  Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

A long shot taken from Mt. Solmar of a humpback, on the Pacific side of Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Hawker #10: Hola! Can I interest you in a Sunset cruise?

Tourist walking by: What you need to do is speak German. Works every time.

Hawker #10: So does my dog.

Shelley: Ha! Ha! Got you there.

Hawker #11: Senora! Booze Cruise?

Shelley: No, gracias.

Hawker #12: Water taxi?

Shelley: No thank you. John, ready for lunch?

Waiter: Lunch? You want lunch? We can give you lunch plus two for one beers. Sit wherever you like.

Shelley: Here’s OK?

Waiter: Yes. Yes.

Shelley: One Corona each and the menu, please.

Waiter: No. No. You have to order a bucket of six beer to sit in the front. If you don’t, you have to eat in the back.

Shelley: Hang on. You said we could sit anywhere we want.

John: Shelley, it’s important to always be polite. These guys are just trying to make a living.

Shelley: You’re right. I’m sorry for making a fuss. We’ll sit in the back. How does the two for one work?

Waiter: You order a beer and the second one’s free.

Shelley: I don’t want two beers. Do you John?

John: No. I’m running later.

Shelley: Is it possible for us to order one beer and when the two beers arrive we share them?

Waiter: No problem.

Shelley: We’ll have one beer.

Waiter: Here you go.

Shelley: Oh I’m sorry, there must be some mistake. We don’t want four beers, we ordered one beer, which means you bring us two.

Waiter: No, you said, “‘We’ll’ have one beer.” That’s what I brought you. One beer each. When you order one beer, you get a second one for free.

Shelley: But…

Manager: Senora, it’s no problem. You don’t want those two beers, we’ll give them to someone else. Life’s too short.

Shelley: Thank you so much. I apologize for the mix up.

Manager: No need. Los Cabos home of no bad days. Am I right?

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Shelley: You’re right. You’re absolutely right.

Hawker #13: Silver necklace? Earrings?

Santa Maria Beach, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Santa Maria Beach, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

View of Los Cabos from the top of Mt. Solmar

View of Los Cabos from the top of Mt. Solmar

First Campsite in Los Cabos, $30 American plus  16% tax. Ouch!

First Campsite, Club Campo, Los Cabos, $30 American plus 16% tax.

Serena RV Park, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Second campsite, Serena RV Park, $20 American per night if you stay for a week, Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Day 136, January 25, 2015Shelley and John, travel reporters for “The Comox Valley Echo” signing off from Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico.

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51 thoughts on “Los Cabos, Home of No Bad Days

  1. I just want to compliment you on your amazing photos!! I have been meaning to tell you this for sometime. Keep up the good work!!

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  2. The photo of the two of you is fantastic. I love the long shot of the whale too. And, I felt as if I was walking with you and really trying to be polite to the hawkers….

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    • It is amazing. Since I wrote this post, we’ve found a protected beach that has cleaners, a life guard, a small reef and not much else. We saw two whales off in the distance but too far for our kayaks, but we were tempted. 🙂

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  3. You have gorgeous legs, Shelley and your hubby is equally attractive, you two should be on one of those commercials, especially featuring your comedic repertoire! The dialogue you share cracks me up!

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  4. Your command of the Spanish language is amazing, Shelly. You guys look great!

    Home of No Bad Days… NO!!! But that’s when you start the day with a case of Pacifico and move on to pounding Margaritas in town and then on the way back you plow the Chevy Suburban through a barbed wire fence and end up in the dessert sitting in a wrecked car. Then the nice Policía gives you a ride back to town and gives you a place to spend the night… but, luckily for you some friends saw you in the back of the car and come to the station and exchange some pesos for you before they can put you in a nice room that had a bunch of guys in… with swinging metal gates with a chain and padlock around them. You are told you have to appear in La Paz in three days to pay a fine, so your friends get on a plane home and you hitch a ride with some guy you met in a bar and go to La Paz. The fine for damaging government property (the fence) is 7$US… no charge for the drinking and driving… but that was 30 years ago. I’m sure Cabo has changed a little since then.

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