Quote of the Day: “…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else, and because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing. (“Expiation”)”
― E.F. Benson, The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson (quote found on Goodreads)
The Biker Chef, toes in the sand, wind in his hair, time to ponder and relax as endless as the ocean.
We live in Northern Minnesota where Winter starts in October and slowly moves out in April. While we love the feeling of four seasons, delight in the first snowfall, and revel in a white Christmas, about mid-February we’re bored and blind from the looking at the all white world. The roads and drive-ways are bumpy with ice and the wind chill is the deciding factor that a body needs a vacation. In comes the Biker Chef with a time share at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas to sweep me off my feet, into the air, and land where the sun shines, the waves lap, and the flowers bloom all year long.
I love a vacation where the biggest decisions I have to make all day are which pool to set up camp and where to have dinner. I packed my readers, bought a new sun hat, and greedily devoured every delicious word of Blood, Bones, and Butter, a memoir by New York chef Gabrielle Hamilton. Loved it! Shared it with the Biker Chef who also loved it. What a great vacation read, especially when the vacation is all about the food. More on that on Ride off the Page later. I’ll need the Chef’s expertise to get all the details and food descriptions. Our tastebuds were not on vacation. They were hard at work, in a delicious way!
View of Sunset Beach resort during our walk along the beach.
The Biker Chef is floating in the sky pool near the swim up bar, chatting with some folks we met from the Fergus Falls, MN area. We met many people from Minnesota, Canada, Seattle, and other Northern regions reveling in a week or so of sun to break up our bleak winters.
The view from our deck was gorgeous. Full view of the ocean and the sunrise was a beautiful way to start the day.
This was my first trip to Mexico. I found it beautiful and relaxing. Both the locals and other vacationers were friendly. One taxi driver said that he’d been living in Cabo for 49 years and had seen lots of changes. This was once a quiet fishing village. Now, it is a huge tourist attraction and destination for Northerners, staving off the winter blues. The memories, the photos, and sharing them with you are helping to ward off the back home blues. The roads are still icy. The wind is still chill, but Spring is right around the corner and the Biker Chef is gearing up for tapping season. He makes the best maple syrup I’ve ever tasted. Hope it’s a good year!
Thanks, Chef, for dragging me off to sunny Cabo. I loved spending that relaxing week with you.
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Journaling Prompt: Write about a vacation experience, either your best of your worst, or describe an adventure that you’d like to go on.