November 10, 2003

By Michael Strickland

Cabo Bound

It's been a long, 70-hour work week... and a long nine months of such long hours since my decision to withdraw from law school. I've done weekend trips here and there, but with travel time factored in, the excursions have felt almost too rushed to really be called vacations.

Not so this week, when I travel down to the tip of the Baja peninsula with friends for a week of relaxation in Cabo San Lucas. Mesmerized by photographs of the area's scenic beauty, I have long wanted to visit Cabo. Clear blue water, the rocks and famous arch of Land's End, luxurious resorts and más tequila! For years, I've heard about Mexico's resort towns, but have never traveled beyond Ensenada (except for a visit to Guadalajara). Now, I get to see if Cabo is like an inexpensive Hawaii with Mexican flavor, or an overgrown Mexican tourist trap with too much American flavor. I'd prefer the former, but since all I plan to do is go scuba diving, drink margaritas by the pool and hit the bars, it doesn't really matter to me. There will be other opportunities to discover the "real" Mexico. Right now, I just want to relax and blow off steam.

Though this column won't be updated this week, I'll continue to write each day, and will post the entire week's columns upon my return. Until then, vayan con Dios.

Photo credit: Dana Williams


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I have long called myself a writer, but too often I don't do what a writer must do daily: write. So you, dear reader, are the beneficiary of my resolution to make a positive change in at least one area of my life. Every single day of this new year (almost), I will write something, anything, and post it here. It is my intention to use this daily exercise to jump-start my too-long-dormant creative energies, and perhaps generate some worthwhile material this year. Hopefully you will find at least an occasional amusement or insight in my daily musings.

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November Columns:

11/28: Family Willow
11/27: Thankful
11/24: Nuclear North Korea
11/21: All Jacko, All the Time
11/20: Mantrimony
11/19: Tutankhamen: Page One
11/18: The Dying Light
11/16: Back to the Grind
11/13: Overpriced
11/12: Land's End
11/11: Veterans' Day
11/10: Cabo Bound
11/9: Supercharged
11/8: Internet Buzz
11/7: Recharged?
11/5: Open Mouth, Insert Foot
11/4: No Wiggle Room
11/1: A Week Lost in Time
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