Sorry for the lack of posts. Life’s other important stuff just took precedence. Not that much has been happening here. The malaise that has gripped the US has infected us also. We normally have a serious lull the first two weeks of April, commonly attributed to US income tax time. But this year is worse. During the last two weeks of March, there was an easy to see lack of people in town. Daytrippers from Cabo still visit, shop, and eat a meal or two, but overnight rentals are way down and foot traffic is too. I can even park in front of my office without too much difficulty! Not a good sign. Maybe things will pick up in late May and early June, as they usually do, but this doesn’t seem to be a usual tourist season.
Our friends at Peace and Loaf bakery are closing for the season on April 19. There just aren’t enough customers to justify staying open longer. La Esquina takes a 3 week vacation beginning April 16. Cafe d’Alicia is open Wednesday-Sunday after being closed most of the season due to employee issues.
On the sad side, there are new problems in the area. Burglaries are up quite a bit. It seems every week one hears of a new home break in, many during daylight hours. It seems Todos Santos is now on the map, for better or for worse. Some of the breakins are obviously the work of druggies but others seem to be semipro, with the bad guys casing houses the day before and then coming back for the score. I recently heard of an empty home north on the Playitas road being totally emptied of everything. The house was vacant for 3 months and when the owners returned, everything had been taken. I am a firm believer in big dogs like my Rottweiler, Fiona. (Knock on wood!)
Here’s a photo taken yesterday at sunset on the beach by my daughter Cosima.
Yep, that’s yours truly seeking shells at sunset.
Did you know that the most viewed posts on this blog are the two bikini contest ones? I didn’t make it to the contest so I don’t have photos. I imagine that’s what people are looking for, babes in bikinis. So I guess I’ll search the photo archives and make a new bikini post to placate the skin searchers.