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Nov 26, 2013 - First day in Mexico - sun, fun and exercise!
26 NOV 13 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Day 5. Today, we visited Mexico for the first time. With a late morning arrival (11:00), we had plenty of time to watch as the Star made her way slowly down the last few kilometres of the Baja California coast and turned into the bay in front of Cabo San Lucas. This port does not have a dock of sufficient size to berth large cruise ships, so we anchored a little way off and were to be tendered ashore in the Star’s own lifeboats. As we had an early private tour booking, we wanted to disembark as early as...Jump to full entry
Mar 24, 2013 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
March 24, 2013 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico We are disappointed that we only have a few hours at this port of call. We arrived at 7 am and sail at about 2 pm. This is a tender port and the last tender back to the ship leaves at 1 pm. We swam with the dolphins today. What a great experience! It was better than I expected. We were in a very large saltwater pool; in groups of 8 people. Each group had a dolphin and trainer. Our dolphin’s name is Aqua, a 26 year old female 550 pounds about 10 feet long. We started out sitting at the edge of the pool...Jump to full entry
Jan 12, 2013 - Great News!!! Gil IS FEELING BETTER!!
Gil is feeling SO much better!! So we decided to take a drive up the Baja coast all the way to La Paz. We had a great time. We went to Cabo Pulmo, an ecological marine park, with protected reefs. Then on to El Truinfo, a historic silver mining town, which had a Piano Museum! At one time they had more pianos per capita in the whole country! After that we ventured into La Paz, WAY to big for us, so we chose to hang out at the hotel we rented and just relax for a few days. Before returning to Cabo, we went to another town called Todo Santos...Jump to full entry
Dec 30, 2012 - at sea toward Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
12/30 at sea toward Cabo There was a huge, gorgeous red sun this morning & I was up in time to see it along with Jean & Jerry. We had a very relaxing day aboard ship. Pam is a bit better, Jerry is improving, and now Jean is having some food issues. In spite of hand sanitizers all over the ship plus cool settings on the A/C, the germs continue to spread. We attended a variety of sessions, but mostly relaxed. Jim spent the morning playing pinochle with his lady friends. (I don’t know how to spell it or play it.) He enjoys this card game and...Jump to full entry
Dec 29, 2012 - at sea toward Cabo
12/29 at sea toward Cabo I heard that the sunrise was gorgeous this morning. Jean & Jerry saw it, but I was a few minutes late. Jim gets up early (6:15 ish) to work out; Jean, Jerry & I get up early to watch the sunrise and to drink coffee! With today being a day at sea, there were a number of sessions to attend. Many of the small group sessions on this trip have been dealing with drawing and writing. Perhaps one could have become an artist or an author during the voyage! I attended the Biology on an Island presentation. It was interesting...Jump to full entry
Dec 8, 2012 - Cabo San Lucas
Up early for breakfast and departure of the ship by tender to our first stop since leaving San Francisco. A place called Cabo San Lucas. Electronic swipe for POB (Persons on Board) and we were off in a bus. First stop a free drink at a restaurant and high vantage point for a few photos. Then to another town to look at Spanish influenced early architecture. A wander around the shops, then back to Cabo for our first Taco and Mescilin drink in Mexico, followed by a Margarita. There are a lot of dressed up skeleton dolls. All started in 1901...Jump to full entry
Nov 13, 2012 - I'm going back to the border....
Where my affairs, my affairs ain't abused I can't take any more bad water I've been poisoned from my head down to my shoes.... Here I am in La Paz, Baja, Mexico waiting around for a ferry to take me to the mainland. I figure I should take the time to do an update and wrap my head around the last month of travel. I've been all over the map, 1900 miles of driving in the Land Cruiser, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, 6 flights, from Cabo to LA to Vegas to LA to SD to LA to Cabo. It's been a blast but none of it has been easy. Let me jump back...Jump to full entry
Oct 26, 2012 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Here we took a scenic tour of Cabo and did some shopping since we had been here several time before. We were amazed however at how much Cabo has grown and the size of the boats in the harbor ... there is sure a lot of money there now. Pictures coming...Jump to full entry
Mar 16, 2012 - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Today we are all up early and down on deck 4 at 7 am ready to catch the first tender away from the ship. Pam & Jack have a vacation home here so they are running the tour today. Our first stop was a hill top restaurant Villa Serena for a Mexican breakfast. The view is of the ocean and the restaurant is open air. I had a shrimp Omlette with fresh & hot flour tortillas and refried beans. The meal was delicious and we were off to San Jose Del Cabo. San Jose Del Cabo is a big artist area and a smaller and quieter community than Cabo San Lucas....Jump to full entry
Feb 20, 2012 - Baja Sur, Mexico 2012
Dear Friends and Family, I want to share a little of our adventures in Baja and of our neighbors to the south. I think this is especially important right now as Mexico is getting so much negative publicity because of the cartels and because of the unresolved immigration issues. The demand for illegal drugs, the importation of firearms and the lack of a clear and fair immigration/guest worker policy is our contribution to the situation. The Mexican people we saw are so polite and their community and family life so strong, that it is a...Jump to full entry
Jan 29, 2012 - Todos Santos via La Paz
Fantastic Book About Baja Pictographs/Cave Paintings Did our business and out by 4:30pm...on dunes at sunset!! Best Internet Service in Todos: PC service, Luis A Rivera Salcedo; -Cebtebarui e/Topete y Obregon; firstname.lastname@example.org...he's good guy and is very helpful!!! Phone: 612-145-1036 or cell 612-141-1248 2-1-12 Still dealing with problems due to lost address book! Bon is trying to use Skype now only to find out that Skype has eliminated her account because her password did not have enough letters/numbers! So, all the phone...Jump to full entry