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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Best Day: Doug's Birthday in Cabo San Lucas

On February 17, 2011 we celebrated Doug's 51st birthday! What a special day this turned out to be.  Cabo San Lucas is our favorite place in Mexico so it was great that this was our port stop on Doug's special day. 
This sign cracked us up!
We got off early, found a local whale watching tour and looked forward to a great day on a catamaran. 
Our memories of how beautiful Cabo is were not disappointing.  This place is just paradise!  The water, the landscape, the beaches, the harbor are all just lovely.  We were among the last to board the catamaran but realized that no one wanted to sit on the front netting so we plunked down and enjoyed the best view on board.  Not long after that we were zipping through the ocean, pausing for a photo opportunity in front of the iconic arches and beautiful beaches.  Soon we were in whale territory and when we saw the first spray from a blow hole we were pretty excited.  Soon enough the humpback whales were surfacing all around and eventually whale tails were flipping all around us.  It was so thrilling.  What is it about seeing whales in their natural environment that thrills us so?  I don't know but I felt it!  We were out in whale territory for a good hour and a half and saw a lot of action.  We were sunning the whole time. The crew even gave Doug a special birthday celebration!  It was a perfect way to spend the day!
Back on board, we enjoyed a beautiful afternoon and got all dressed up for dinner.  How appropriate that shrimp and lobster were on the menu. 
We had a wonderful time celebrating Doug and enjoying the beauty of our last stop on the Mexican Riviera.

I love Cabo. It's easy to understand why.
We had one more day at sea on the boat after our Cabo stop.  We enjoyed a restful day playing cards, hanging out around the pool and watching loads of dolphins playing around the back of the ship!  What fun to see them jumping and swimming and giving us good free entertainment!
This cruise was great.  It was a wonderful vacation with my folks and a great, warm weather, sunny break for us.