Los Cabos

I was impressed to find my brake line (two of them!) waiting for me the next day at the parts place. In no time I replaced both front brake hoses and we were off to Los Cabos.

First up was Cabo San Lucas. Angela came here years ago, but recognized nothing. I’ve never been here, and pretty much just saw a big resort town. Not much character, but not too ridiculous either.

The highlight for both of us was tacos at Gordo LeLe. He’s a huge Beatles fan and will occasionally serenade the patrons, but we missed out. No worries, as we were busy with killer tacos. He said the record was six and we could eat free if we could match it. We barely finished two each.

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The beaches here are nice, of course, but a little crowded. Bode managed to make some buddies and help bury one kid in the sand. We learned that putting boobies on someone buried in the sand is funny in any language.

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Not twenty feet from where we plopped down, some guys came out and started excavating turtle eggs from the sand. It was marked with a stick. Fifty or so eggs came out – they broke one. I guess the turtles don’t know there are para-sailers, glass bottom boats, jet skis, banana thingies and all sorts of people screaming up and down the beach during the day. Not exactly the kind of place you want to be hatching little turtles.

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Again, we parked the bus near town at an RV park next to some mega land-yachts and more permanent installations. This time, the permanents were over the top. Gourmet outdoor kitchens and outdoor flat screen TVs and such. It’s a different world. As always though, we met some friendly (Canadian) folks parked next to us and spent the evening outside chatting with them.

The next morning we headed out looking for the right sized bolt for our shock and we found it at a place called Tuercas y Tornillos (Nuts and Bolts.) Guess what they sold. I was sure to add lock washers and copious amounts of thread-lock before re-bolting both front shocks on. So far so good.

Then, off to Cabo San Jose for a quick lunch and look around before heading farther East back to the dirt roads and empty beaches.

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5 thoughts on “Los Cabos

  • February 26, 2010 at 9:01 AM

    Those are the best looking tacos I have seen in a long time. Great pics of Cabo –

  • February 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    What a brilliant trip you guys are having. Very inspiring. I hope that when my one-year-old gets a bit older (Bode’s age, I’m thinking), we might try to take our ’85 on a similar pilgrimage. Safe travels to you.

  • February 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    damn good looking tacos. and angela’s gettin’ tan!

  • February 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Hi Jason,
    You may remember me, my husband Larry and I met you and your family on the ferry going to a Giants game last year, and you were so helpful sending me all your amazing websites for VW and travel south. Larry and I have decided that we want to try a road trip to Baja in our van so your web sites and blog will be most helpful. He is broken down in the van right now up in Mendocino, I’m heading up there today to help him out. I pulled out the folder with your websites printed out to see if I could find any VW repair shops in Gualala or Fort Bragg but no luck so far. Sounds like your trip is going very well, I will return later to read more of the blog.
    We are going to Guatemala in May with Overseas Adventure Travel, more on the beaten path than your journey but it will still be a 15 day adventure for us on “the route of the Maya”.
    Take care
    Cheryl Zuur

  • March 17, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    It is so cool that you are so MacGyver at fixing your bus. Many more blessings to you all!

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