Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hello to family and friends from CSL! We arrived here about 11am yesterday (Thursday) and are planning to stay at the marina here until Monday morning. That is, if Dennis gets all our new batteries and has them installed by then. If not, we can hang here a bit longer! We decided to replace our 4 house batteries because they are old and we don’t want to have issues when in the Sea Of Cortez or on our way back up the coast to home. Nothing wrong with a little preventive maintenance! Anyway, Dennis spent the greater part of this morning running around town and finally found a great boatyard with really nice folks to help him get batteries. Armando, who works there will drive Dennis to San Jose Del Cabo (the next city up in the Sea Of Cortez) tomorrow morning to pick them up. Did I mention that the Mexican people have been so accommodating and friendly? It’s been nice here. We were here last Spring so we are familiar with “the lay of the land”. When we arrived yesterday we were exhausted and the boat was a mess, but feeling better now that we have had rest and time to clean things up. We also had a “We Cheated Death” party to attend at the infamous “Squid Roe” last night, and for all of you who knew about our experience there last spring, as in our worst hangovers in years, I think we really did cheat death last night by only having 2 drinks each! No hangovers today! Yay!!!!! Nothing worse than a hangover on a boat! We intentionally missed the Baja HaHa beach party today and had a long and relaxing visit with a friend of Dennis’ on a neighboring boat “Journey”. It is a beautiful Catamaran and has AIR CONDITIONING!!!!!! Did I mention that it’s hotter than !@<£¥ here? After living in the great Pacific Northwest (Eastern Washington where it really gets cold!), it’s hard to believe it’s 85 (but feels like 91) on November 11th! Im not a fan of hot weather myself, but Dennis really likes it. I don’t like to be completely soaked with sweat and love my cute coats, boots and winter sweaters, and four distinct seasons! I’m not complaining – I will just remember that there will be no sidewalks and driveways to shovel and no ice to slip on! Zelda is still doing very well. We are “rafted” with another sailboat, which means that they are tied up to us on the dock. She has made friends with the all female crew of four, that step onto our boat to get on to the dock. They are a nice and interesting group of women, good neighbors! We’ve met so many great people on this trip! I’m going to stop writing for now, as we are going to walk up and get some dinner. It’s cooled down a bit – evening is wonderful here! We hope you all are doing well. We miss you and would love to here how you are doing-and to hear comments. Love to all! We’ll write more before we leave CSL!