Wednesday, July 28, 2010

what to do, what to do...

Our Mexican Riviera cruise is exactly 6 months from today. I was excited before, but now I feel like I can get really excited because 6 months is going to fly by... I hope. I really can't believe July is almost over, it seems like were were just celebrating the 4th like last week, and now August is knocking down the door. When I was younger, like when I thought 30 was "soooo old!" people would always say that the older you get the faster the years go by. That is so true.

Back to the topic at hand - VACATION in 6 months people! I'm starting to really research what we can do at each of our ports. Ted & I aren't exactly lay on the beach & drink all day long people. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I'm guessing we will be doing plenty of laying around & drinking poolside on the ship though, so in port we're going to want to get out & do different things. We're more into doing activities that involve the local cultures or history. Museums, local cuisine, architecture, natural wonders, etc. The problem is... we're going to Mexico... on a cruise. I would feel comfortable generalizing that most people go to Mexico to (1) party their faces off, (2) lay on the beach, snorkel, whale watching, and other beach/ocean related activities, (3) buy cheap souvenirs and tequila. So there just aren't tons of excursions or tours related to local culture and history. I actually wouldn't mind going whale watching, but I did that in Alaska and didn't see shit (I know it's not a guarantee) and I don't know if I want to get on another boat. We'll see.

Here's what I'm about 80% sure we'll do:
  • tour a tequila factory in either Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta
  • see the blow holes "La Bufadora" in Ensenada
  • go to Cabo Wabo in Cabos San Lucas - ok, so totes falls into the "party their faces off" category, but I've been to CSL twice and never seen Cabo Wabo. I just have to this time.
  • eat some super amazing Mexican seafood cuisine... yummmm :) This may be the one thing I'm generally the most excited about across the board. I love food & I love eating local fare.
Other than those things I have no idea what we'll do. We're also going to La Paz and my understanding is that La Paz is still very much a fishing village and not super touristy yet (I think this port is somewhat new for cruise ships to stop at), so I'm pretty stoked about that. I'm looking forward to mangos on sticks sold right on the beach. Mmm... Come to think of it... will mangos be in season in January? I hope so.