For the past week I have been in Cabo san Lucas, on the southern tip of Baja California, staying with some very good friends in a luxurious villa overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The Cabo/San Jose area is beautiful, a lot like many of the nicer resort areas of Arizona, but with beaches and water. We spent a great afternoon on a 50-foot catamaran for sun and snorkeling, had a number of amazing meals and had a special final night with a mountaintop sunset and great sipping tequila.
Most of all it was just extremely relaxing and for me a chance to actually unpack, catch up with laundry, do some reading and spend time with my friends. Truthfully, the week shouldn’t count as part of this trip, it was just so comfortable, but it gave me a chance to get motivated and organized for the final month. I’m in Mexico City tonight and leave tomorrow for Havana and 12 days in Cuba. From there it’s a couple of days in Panama and then to Guatemala for the final adventure of this trip, seeing more Mayan ruins, some of which are so deep in the jungle you can only reach them by boat. And on the first of June I fly from Guatemala City to Miami, and onto Jacksonville.
The next couple of weeks I’ll be without phone and Internet so will do the next post from Panama. I’m excited about the opportunity to make a legal trip to Cuba, meet some of its people, study its history and culture and religion, and to share some of that when I get the chance.
Until then, stay safe and healthy!