Padmes June Sabbatical to Cabo, Mexico

My birthday month of June couldn’t have been better this year.

I ventured out with the girls for an amazing trip to Cabo. The whole idea was rest, relaxation, and celebrating birthdays! Pool time, ocean time, and fun time!

We sailed across the ocean (really just off  shore from where we were staying) in a glass-bottom boat to Del Arcos, the rock formations at Lovers beach and stayed for the day. When we landed we were immediately helped off the boat (practically carried to dry sand) and then approached by guys selling cervesas. That’s what I”m talking about. Paradiso!

We went shopping through tents and tents of silver jewelry and embroidered dresses. It was so freaking hot I wished I had one of those dorky personal electric fans. The guys selling the jewelry actually got paper fans out and started fanning us! “We want you to buy, so look around and be comfortable, movie star.” hahahaha I got some great stuff!

We got massages, lunched on the marina, and of course did a timeshare tour for a free sunset cruise! We hit all the stops.

We went to The Office, one of the restaurants right on the beach, Solomon’s, another great place for dinner, and my favorite, Sunset da Monalisa.

Mom at Sunset de Mona Lisa

Sunset da Monalisa

The best part of Cabo, Mexico was in fact an Italian restaurant called Sunset da Monalisa. When we arrived at Sunset da Monalisa were were told that no one could sit outside that night because the wind was just too strong. They couldn’t serve food in the wind! So we were inside. The walls of this restaurant are all glass. This is because it is perched on the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean. Sunset da Monalisa is, hands down, the most amazing place to watch a sunset.

From the moment we walked in I could feel my mom. This was a place she had never been, but I knew she was there with me that night. I looked out into the ocean off of the cliff and it felt like this was one of the places we had called our favorite.

The food was divine. We weren’t finished dining before it was that magical hour. Everyone in the whole restaurant made their way outside on the cascading verandas to watch the sunset. I felt like I was in a different dimension. It was magical. I could tell my mom was all around me and enveloped as much as I was in the beauty of this night. It was truly a stunning dreamlike experience.

When the sun set and we walked back up to our table, my friend showed me her phone. She had taken pictures of all of us and all of the pictures she had taken of me had a bright yellow orb in it. I didn’t need the validation, but it was awesome to have it. My mom was right next to me the whole time.

sunset da monalisaI didn’t take this picture, but this is exactly what it looks like!



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