There’s A Sleepy Town, South Of The Border IV

Sorry to have fallen behind on the Cabo San Lucas pictures. Busy week.

Anyway, this is the “cheesy Cabo” installment, which wouldn’t be complete without a shot from Sammy Hagar’s bar, Cabo Wabo:

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We apparently missed seeing Hagar play by about half an hour on our first night in town, which would have been fun, but as Homer would say, “What’reyagonnado?” Big thumbs-down to the signature “Waboritas”; probably the worst drinks we had in all of Cabo, and certainly the most expensive. Memo to Sammy: adding Blue Curacao was a really, really bad idea.

Also very cheesy, but (admittedly) fun, was a booze cruise on the Buccaneer Queen, which is basically a floating prop from a bad Geena Davis movie that’s been converted into a tourist trap:

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Once onboard, you’re treated to a performance from a bunch of locals in “pirate” gear, which isn’t the worst cheesy floor show I’ve ever seen (at least as long as they were serving complementary drinks):

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During the cruise, we went by Pedregal, apparently the vacation home of many, many very rich and famous types. If you can believe a bunch of Mexican tourist-show pirates, the houses in this picture are owned by, among others, Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Madonna, and Sylvester Stallone:

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And last, but certainly not least… I don’t normally take requests, but when Den Beste calls, you gotta accept the charges. Spring Break is one of Cabo’s busy seasons, and it was just getting started when we were in town. I note for the record that my wife pointed out this boat to me as we were on our way back into the harbor:

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13 Responses to “There’s A Sleepy Town, South Of The Border IV”

  1. John Noonan Says:

    Will…you’ve sold me on Cabo.

    I can’t say that a bar owned and operated by Sammy Hagar sounds very appealing though…

  2. Ed Driscoll Says:

    “Also very cheesy, but (admittedly) fun, was a booze cruise on the Buccaneer Queen, which is basically a floating prop from a bad Geena Davis movie”

    Which were the good Geena Davis movies? 😉

  3. Steven Den Beste Says:

    OK, that’s better!

  4. Chuck Pelto Says:

    TO: Ed Driscoll
    RE: Gena Davis Movies

    “Which were the good Geena Davis movies?” — Ed Driscoll

    Actually, I think her acting is better than most of her contemporaries; rely more on their appearance than their intellect. And, when those contemporaries young and nubile looks are long gone, her intellect will still be around.

    Regards,

    Chuck(le)

  5. Chuck Pelto Says:

    P.S. I wouldn’t mind owning that floating prop myself. Especially if the cannons were fully functional…

    …and crew it with those people from that other floating prop….

  6. jaymaster Says:

    More great pics, Will.

    I don

  7. Will Collier Says:

    Jay, some of them are from a Pentax Optio 60–which died halfway through the vacation, the rest from an old HP Photosmart 935.

    I am not even remotely a camera bug.

  8. aaron Says:

    Nice.

    You need a better zoom though.

  9. earthpapa Says:

    I was last in Cabo in 1978, so it has probably changed a lot. The best part of it is the promontory that blocks high Pacific waves from hitting the bay. Thus, you can swim in fairly tranquil waters. I remember hiking through an extremely rocky pass to where you find the tip of Baja. Great White Sharks are plentiful there, but don’t bother people because of abundant seal life. Of course, you never swim at night in Mexico. Sharks shut off their visual faculty, and bite anything they can sense. Body surfing is not advised at any time.

  10. nukemHill Says:

    I’m highly disappointed that we can’t click on certain pictures to get a full screen view.

    Highly. Disappointed.

  11. Jason Says:

    Could we have a high-res download of the girls on the boat… pleez?

  12. Major John Says:

    “I note for the record that my wife pointed out this boat to me as we were on our way back into the harbor”

    Yeah, as in “if you look at that boat anymore, I’ll pitch you overboard!”

  13. Grub Says:

    It’s called a “Zoom Lens”.

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