Lantana blooming more. Breakfast in and out. Sorting photos.

Lantana plants
Our Lantana shrubs are putting out more blossoms now that temperatures are cooling.

I have noticed over the last few days that our Lantana shrubs are putting out more blossoms, and suspect that it is due to cooling weather. Our temps have been as much as 12° below normal the last week or so, down into the 80s and low 90s. I think our Moss Rose plants are putting out more blossoms as well. When I mentioned it to Elaine this afternoon she mentioned that it may be time to plant some pansies, petunias, and other annuals. Here in Phoenix we plant those flowers in October and they thrive through the winter, unlike in northern climes where they are planted in late May. It is too hot for them in May-October. Continue reading Lantana blooming more. Breakfast in and out. Sorting photos.

Last day in Los Cabos

Our Riu Santa Fe wrist bands

Goodbye, Los Cabos! It has been a good stay, but we are off on our way back home again. (Note: This was written on Dec 7th but not posted until the 8th due to various issues.)

We checked out of Hotel Riu Santa Fe late this morning, and gave up the wrist bands we had been wearing for our stay. These easily identified us as Riu guests. We had to show them each time we reentered the complex; the taxi would not have been allowed to enter the complex without the occupants being guests. And whenever we got a taxi when in town the driver immediately recognized that we were heading to the Riu. Continue reading Last day in Los Cabos

Great pool day!

The large pool with Building 7 in the background. We were in this building first, before we moved closer to the plaza.

What a super day for lounging by the pool! Clear blue skies, little wind in the morning, nice and warm (75°). So we decided that today we would go to the pool nearest the beach on this property. This is the one next to Building 7, where we first stayed. Our room was on the third floor, a bit to the right of center in this photo, and we could see a portion of this pool and the beach from our windows. Continue reading Great pool day!

Riu Santa Fe. Cabo San Lucas.

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A sunny day at Riu Santa Fe

It was a bright and windy day (sorry Snoopy: I know you always start your stories with “It was a dark and stormy night…”) and we slept in this morning. Getting out around 9:00 we headed over to the plaza for breakfast. We have usually stopped at the Sports Bar, which is open long hours and offers coffee and pastries and rolls in addition to the bar drinks, but today we decided to have a “proper breakfast” of scrambled eggs, sausage, and bacon. Continue reading Riu Santa Fe. Cabo San Lucas.

Master switch? Laid back by the pool time. All inclusive.

OH! You mean THAT master switch!

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Our new room is in Building 6. A MUCH shorter walk to everything.

When we returned from the pool this afternoon we had no electrical power in the room – as in lights and outlets. But everything was working when we left an hour and a half before. After a time I called the office and they told me to check the master switch to the left of the door. I went over in that area and found a breaker panel and I exercised the master switch a couple of times. No change. I found that the air conditioning was working, but nothing else in the room. I called back and they said they would send someone over. After a half hour or so and no one showed up, I called again and was told to do the same thing. No change. I called back and they said someone would be there in 10 minutes. Continue reading Master switch? Laid back by the pool time. All inclusive.

Restaurant problems. Vidanta.

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Outdoor dining at La Baja California

We were going to eat at the Steak House tonight, but it was crowded with a long line when we got there and we were told it would be a 1½ hour wait. So we headed over to the main area to try the Mexican restaurant – La Misíon – but it was closed. We finally ended up at La Baja California, a buffet restaurant with lots of choices. We got right in there and had our meal. I was not impressed with the food selection there, though I did find plenty to eat and it was good. Elaine had a harder time in selecting but did find something to eat. We sat inside, though there was also seating outside. Continue reading Restaurant problems. Vidanta.