Monday, December 24, 2007
Vitamin D and Vitamin T
Just like Doc Holliday traveled to Glenwood Springs, Colo. to seek relief from his tuberculosis so we went in search of sun, the Vitamin D from which is supposed to hold some healing properties for those with cancer-related fatigue.
By now, the fatigue thing is all but gone, but we made these plans back in October so figured "what the hell?"
And so, on Thursday, Dec. 6, Lee Ann and I, and our bestest good friends Jace and CeCe Wieser, traveled to the southern-most tip of the Baja Peninsula and found beautiful and sunny Cabo San Lucas waiting for us. A fraternity brother of mine has a house on the beach about 18 km north of Cabo San Lucas and he graciously offered up some space for me and my friends. It could not have been more perfect.
On the recommendation of a professional surfer I sat next to on the flight to Cabo, we drove up the Pacific coast to Cerritos Beach where the swells were 20-30 feet high. The surfers were having a field day. We watched from the comfort and safety of our beach chairs and toasted their successful rides with frosty Pacifico beers.
On the way home, we had to make a stop at the enigmatic and tiny outpost called "Art and Beer" which is the only place I know where you are handed a free beer for the road after you have already been drinking. On a previous trip to Art and Beer in 2006, the Harper family spotted Lance Bass from 'N Sync with his lover, Reichen Lehmkuhl...BEFORE he was out of the closet. It was only after Lance's announcement about four months later that we put two and two together and cursed ourselves for not invading his privacy and taking pictures to sell to the tabloids. But I digress...
You may be axing yourself, "What is Vitamin T?" Vitamin T is how the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, lovingly refers to tequila. Hagar is a Cabo resident and owner of the Cabo Wabo Cantina in downtown Cabo San Lucas. In fact, Sammy lives only about 200 yards up the beach from where we were staying. Sadly, no sightings of the Red Rocker on this trip.
We sampled our share of premium tequilas, especially on Saturday night when we found ourselves at the Tequila Boutique in downtown San Jose. The proprietor was just getting ready to close when we arrived, but invited us in to sample and enjoy. The shop owner also had a tiny bar right next door so we spent the rest of the evening there, making friends with a small, but hearty band of Canadians. We also learned they were tone deaf when I launched into a rousing chorus of "O Canada."
A freak thunderstorm occurred on our last night...almost hurricane-like in its intensity. In 13 years of visiting Cabo San Lucas, it was the first time we have ever witnessed rain. Pretty spectacular.
With our sun and tequila therapy completed (for now), we returned to the United States of America on Monday, Dec. 10.