After the storm

Cabo San Lucas Travel Blog

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Looking at some of the damage in our area - minimal due to the higher elevation and the hills kept a lot of it away.

The storm has passed.  The rain has stopped. The wind is bearable.

We were served breakfast in our villa, since the breakfast room on the first floor had probably experienced some flooding.  When we came down later they were sweeping the floors and setting the tables back.  From the balcony we could see the first damages from the storm.  We thought, it wasn’t so bad. Well, our area was in fact not so bad. 5 blocks over the story was different.  Hubby ventured out to see if the grocery store was open. We had seen people outside it, and figured they only allowed one or two in at a time.  He grabbed us some provisions for the next 2 days.  Wine, rum, coke, milk, cookies, and chips.  Cash only, which almost became a problem.

We were almost able to see the bay again
He did find a American Dollar ATM and was able to get cash out and the locals gladly accept US Dollars. 

One thing that highly confused us was that Mexico uses the $ sign too.  $1 US is roughly $18 Mexican, so at first we thought we had learned the real value of sticker shock. :D Thankfully we figured it out quickly.

Ben and I did some exploring after his nap and found some sticks that had come off the canopies. He was happily splashing the water while I enjoyed the light breeze.  A little while later Papa joined us and we decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. We made it back down to the marina. Some of the streets still had a small but steady stream of water running down. We saw some evidence of mud along the main stretch between the marina and our neighborhood.

Some minor mud on this street
  It didn’t look too serious.  Bulldozers would clean up tomorrow.  Almost all the shops were closed, and only a handful of restaurants were open. All were eager to serve the straggling tourists.  I think word got out to those who wanted to come for Labor Day weekend and they ended up cancelling their trips all together.  The town seemed almost deserted the entire week we were here.  We were under the impression that Cabo was a tourist destination.

For dinner our hotel staffers brought by burgers for the husband and I, and some more beans and quesadillas for Ben.  They also informed us that they would all be heading home to check out if their houses were still standing, but they would be back the next morning bright and early. 

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Looking at some of the damage in o…
Looking at some of the damage in …
We were almost able to see the bay…
We were almost able to see the ba…
Some minor mud on this street
Some minor mud on this street
Indoor bowling
Indoor bowling
Mama!? Its a bit windy still.
Mama!? It's a bit windy still.
The road behind the marina was loo…
The road behind the marina was lo…
Going for a quick tequila tasting
Going for a quick tequila tasting
I want everything
"I want everything"
He got ice cream
He got ice cream
Ice cream induced shenanigans
Ice cream induced shenanigans
The neighbors pool looked a bit w…
The neighbor's pool looked a bit …
splashing sticks in the fountain
splashing sticks in the fountain
Puddle jumping
Puddle jumping
Watching TV with Papa
Watching TV with Papa
Watching TV on Mama
Watching TV on Mama
For dinner we were served burger. …
For dinner we were served burger.…
Cabo San Lucas
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