Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Earlier this year, I blogged about an incredible trip to Colorado with my 4 best friends that topped the charts for the best vacation I’d ever been on. Having just returned from a week in Cabo San Lucas, I think we’d all agree that this trip has topped them all. Cabo is located at the very southern tip of Baja California Sur, the long peninsula that runs parallel with the western coast of the main Mexico land mass. Sunset ViewIt is known as the best marlin fishing location in the world, home to some of the top golf courses in the Western hemisphere, and popular vacation destination for the rich and famous, including Ben Roethlisberger and Jennifer Aniston. With all those credentials, it is no surprise that we all had one of the best weeks of our lives.

When most people think of Mexico vacationing, they think tropical. Cabo is different. Although surrounded by water (Pacific Ocean to the west, Gulf of California to the east), Cabo is a dry desert environment. They say it only rains 2 months out of the year, and rain to them is more of a heavy mist to anyone raised in the Midwest. That being said, I was amazed at the quality of the golf courses. It’s such a beautiful place to play golf that freshwater is trucked in from elsewhere to keep the grass growing. If you’re a golfer and going to Cabo, bring your golf clubs and lots of sunscreen.Golfing

Although world renowned for marlin fishing, the Pacific Ocean was pretty cranky this week, and the rough seas prevented us from bringing any in the boat. But every fisherman knows that sometimes luck just isn’t on your side and we were still ecstatic to be out on the water. Word of advice to anyone who is afraid of getting seasick when they go fishing: if someone recommends the anti-motion sickness drug Dramamine, be prepared to fall asleep. We all took one before we set out and all of us fell asleep on the boat at some point because of the drowsiness. To top it, we slept the entire afternoon when we got back to the villa.

I hope everyone enjoyed their summers as much as I have, and are ready to head back to school in less than a month! See you then!

— Patrick Davis, Senior, Movement and Sport Sciences

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