And…. We are back!

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Well, we are home now. We flew in about 10 last night after waking up to a monsoon that woke me up early in the morning. First it was just the wind howling through our room, then the distant flashes of lighting and I knew I had to get out and watch. I sat on the patio for 30-45 minutes and watched the storm come fly down the gulf. It was amazing.

And then the wind shifted.
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In the moonlight I saw the clouds roll over the mountain to the north and the flashes wee turning into distant fingers on the water. It was time to go back in the room. As the sky got lighter and the wind stronger I sat by the window and hoped it would skip right by us, boy was I wrong. I looked out over the water and I could see a wall of rain creeping right toward the villa and the lightning was getting even closer. I ran in, grabbed one more cup of coffee and headed back to the room to batten down the hatches.
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It was amazing. I had never seen rain like that before. The lightning was hitting the beach out front of our place and water was pouring into our room. I got everything off of the floors and unplugged the fans. Rosanna was having a blast and thought it was a hoot! It poured for about an hour until it started to fade away, the lighting and thunder moved up to the mountains and it was gone. The smells of the flowers came out as well as the birds playing in the puddles. It was beautiful! The rain played havoc with our long drive down the dirt/rock road on our way to the airport. Many places had washed out or been flooded and if it had not been for the Jeep we rented we would have had a really tough time getting back and as we hit the airport, all of the clouds were gone and the sun dried it all out.

The flight was non-eventful, with a quick stop in San Francisco to change planes, we hit Seattle ahead of schedule. Ro And I still had to go pick up the dogs at her parents house so by the time we got home it was about 1:30 in the morning.

What a fantastic trip. I can’t wait to go back down to Cabo and play again. Maybe do some deep sea fishing next time or some sailing but I do know it will be relaxing. Check out the Honeymoon posts below for our entir adventure.

Now I have to get back to the “real” world. Work, training, racing…. Cleaning up dog poop. Feel free to come over and help.

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4 Responses to “And…. We are back!”

  • Welcome home! the pictures are gorgeous…I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Don’t tell me anymore about the kayaking, tho.

    carrie — July 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm
  • Hey, Looks like the perfect Honeymoon! Congrats to you both.

    Mike and I are planning a similar holiday around christmas. This looks perfect. Would you recommend it? And what was it called?

    Best of luck in your first year of marrage!
    Kele Murdin

    Kele — July 22, 2008 at 6:25 pm
  • Thanks Kele!

    I would totally recommend Villa Los Frailes but I do believe its booked all through 2008 now. it fills up pretty quick. There are Villas up and down Baja that you can rent for a week at a time though and the winter is the best time to go down. 75 degrees and sunny? can’t beat it!

    Thanks for the well wishes, now… go ride your bike!

    Brian — July 23, 2008 at 7:46 am
  • It’s bittersweet to be back… great to see friends and family, but where’s now the sand between my toes?

    Rosanna — July 23, 2008 at 11:52 am
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