Last week, we snuck away from the mayhem of everyday life in San Francisco, from work, the schizoid weather, the anemic economy, the nauseating campaign trails, to the pristine beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. This is the southern-most tip of the Baja California peninsula (see Map), where the rock formations are legendary. Where whales come to mate and spawn. Where there is a great stretch of beach on the Pacific Ocean side and all around to the Sea of Cortez side along Playa Medano all the way to San Jose del Cabo.
We come here for our annual retreat to disengage ourselves from the quagmire of our daily entanglements and complex involvements. We escape to unwind, to let our minds go blank, reflect, appreciate our surroundings, and of course, to catch up on sleep. This time around, my sisters came, along with a nephew. They thought they’d like some downtime too.
It was a week to celebrate both of my sisters’ birthdays. They are six years apart. But they were born on the same day. How did our parents manage that? Hmmmm. Let’s not go there….
And so, after filling our senses with the priceless view, we ventured out to Edith’s for dinner midweek. This restaurant came highly recommended by Trip Advisor, my hubby found. The place was certainly quite festive, with mostly outdoor seating. We were shown our table and presented with menu choices.
We found their main course offerings to be overpriced, as with the drinks. But their fish was certainly fresh. The jumbo shrimp was really quite “jumbo.” The most memorable were the banana desserts. We’re all banana fans so we decided to order the two offerings. One was a flambeed banana prepared with much flare in front of us and served with ice cream on the side. The other was a perfectly executed banana cake with chocolate, also with ice cream and a rolled chocolate. The cake was moist, richly coarse, with the right blend of banana and chocolate. The bananas were at their peak ripeness and flavor. I’d go back for the banana desserts, for sure!
And so, we celebrated their birthdays, one of which is a milestone year. We wish for them that the rest of the year will be an affirmation of our celebration of their lives.