Well, we are back on the ground safe and sound after our early morning flights yesterday via Chicago - the airport was even decorated for the holidays - then to Cabo San Lucas on good old American Airlines. The flight was uneventful, but the 3:30 a.m. early morning wake-up call was a "killer". I think I started coming awake about 10 in the morning - but heck we made it. Our friends and hosts for the week - Kent and Sarah Smith were delayed with bad weather going through Houston - Kent was calling the flight a free roller ride thanks to Continental Airlines.
So what do you do when you arrive in Cabo and your friends are 1-1/2 hours away from landing, well as they say, "When in Mexico...." - so had a Margarita at the local airport bar. Anyway, our friends came through the door about 2 p.m. - it was good to see them.
We headed for the taxis, loaded up and were on our way. Man, all we wanted to do was crash - seems all of us were working to hard the past week and we all needed a little R&R - what better place than Cabo.
After settling in, and a brief rest we were on our way. Kent and Sarah know this wonderful gallery owner - Dana Lieb, owner of Pez Gordo Art Gallery - who was having a showing of well known Mexican artist, Alejandro Martinez-Pena. You can check out his work right here. The work was amazing - my favorite was one of the most expensive pieces in the show - good taste I guess ;-) After the gallery visit, we headed to Local Eight for dinner. This is a wonderful little restaurant owned by a neighbor of Kent and Sarah's. Great meal as always, and who can forget the Calamari.
A good time was had by all - heck, we even tried some "Carrot Cake" lighting. You have to head over to DigitalProTalk.com right here for a description of the lighting technique. I showed Kent how it was done - check out my pic of Kent. Then he gave it a try with Sarah and got a very nice result because of some very nice backlighting. Oh-oh, am I talking photography here - slap my face - we are on vacation.
We wrapped up dinner, said good night to Marissimo, our server, and Jeff, the owner, made it back to our Cabo home for the week and hit the sack early. We are getting ready to head on out to a little Christian church Kent and Sarah are involved with so we will fill you in all the day's happenings tomorrow.
Have a good one, Dave and LaDawn from the road.