Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Numba Six, and running out of catchy titles.

  So this blog thing is kinda fun and kind of addicting.  I have always wanted to do this sort of thing, chat on about the fun stuff that happens and of course the food side.  Love discovering food.  Food Porn has become a staple of our television viewing.  Yup Food Porn.  Things like Man Vs Food, Rachel Ray and of course Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives.  Just as a teaser there is an upcoming entry on our Food Porn Visit to Sin City. Well actually I will probably do three for that event.

  The weekend is coming quick and Mrs. McDonald has found out that one of her favourite stores is having a Sidewalk sale.  So that means the children don't eat this weekend.  Well okay an exaggeration.  If you have met the kids you would know that neither would starve.  It is of course a busy weekend in the McDonald house.  Most are.  House work, yard work, cooking and hopefully sneak in date night.

 So Facebook has told me one of my besty friends is moving away from me.  Not that it's a big deal.  The last time I saw her was an accidental visit in Cabo San Lucas.  Still have a bottle of Tequila with her name on it.  Well her and Mrs. McDonald.  How would that be fair.  Anyways.  I was in Cabo for work, I know raw deal. It was one of those rare trips were we sailed into Cabo on two convective weeks.  And Cabo was a two day deal.  So it worked out to four days in Cabo, over two weeks.

  Wow! I can really see that this entry is going to blather on.
  SO!!! Lets add some Bullets!  (For my friend Coach T!)

  • Breakfast at "Baja Cantina"  
  • Snack at what I think was called "No Worries bar and Grill" 
  • Jet Ski
  • Breakfast at "No Worries"
  • Shopping...
Their, Bullets!  Now not sure if I need to even carry on with this the bullets say it all.

  All I can really say is if you end up in Cabo for what ever reason head to the Baja Cantina Marina.  We went there for breakfast, well it was our dinner.  We worked through the night on one of the many ships we work on.  I would mention the name of the ship but it would be no "Wonder" if I end up being sued by the Corp.  Anyways.  After the brief early morning safety meeting with Mr LeC, Mr C and Mr C Sr., haven't asked permission to use there names either, we hopped aboard the tender and headed in to Cabo.  Now I must say the reason we were heading in was I had never been to Mexico, however, it was old hack for the other three.  I certainly would not have been happy to just go to sleep.  I have made it a point to try and get off the ships for even 30 minutes at each port of call. Glad I did. AGAIN!

  The Baja Cantina is almost at the end of the Marina in Cabo.  There is a strip of bar / restaurants and it sits in the midst of these.  We walked looking for a place to eat and this place shined just a little brighter than all of the rest.  With it's palm frond thatched roof, open deck and it just looked classy.  Most of the restaurants have the guy out front in your face about coming in to there restaurant, I think it so you don't make it to the Baja.  Polite and humorous staff, great view of the marina and a great breakfast menu.  The great thing about this breakfast is that it was in a really sunny spot with three great friends,  I have known them for almost half my life.  We have shared weddings, births, anniversary's and the occasional bad day as well.  We work together and play together, yet the two never cross.

  Back to Baja.  The thing I like to see most in a restaurant is that it has to encroach on all of the senses.  This one kept them fairly busy.  Baja Cantina claims to be home to some of the biggest fishing derby's in the world, so they have pastel paintings of hundreds of fishing boats all over the bar.  As well being right on the waterfront a few of those boats are right there to look at.  With it being open birds fly around in the trees that nestle the deck.  Music is playing, yet not to loud to drown out conversation and you are caught up in the chit chat of passerby's.  Not much of an argument about how awesome the smell of the morning salt air is.

  When I go to restaurants in far flung lands I try and have something that I have never had before or something that might be a specialty of the area.  I was drawn to the huevos rancheros.  Now I am not sure if this is a Mexican original dish or one tailored to American visitors but it is good.  Especially at the Baja Cantina.  Add a Caesar and your breakfast is complete.  Okay even just the Caesar.  I am not a big fan of Caesars but every one in the group was in so I was in.  A delicious concoction of vodka, clamato and horseradish to taste.  It was really really good.  A must have drink if visiting.  The breakfast was a wonderful surprise to my morning.

  I don't class my self as a foody, I just love food.  I don't need some form of scientifically enhanced concoction to know I like it.  This was simply prepared and visually pleasing. I knew from the menu what I was getting.  Eggs with all the Mexican food regulars.  Tortillas, refried beans and salsa. What more can you ask for from breakfast.  The conversation was the regular mix of work, family and everyday life.  A great morning, one that I reflect about on a regular basis.  Well this entry has gone on a bit longer than I thought it would so I will leave it at this.  The other bullet points will just have to be the add on for another day.  Stay tuned for Waverunning and Breakfast with Crys. 

If by chance you read my blog all the way through, please leave a comment.  I would love to hear from you, were you are from and of course what you think.  


  1. is that sunny side eggs looking back at you,not sure Mr. M Sr. could eat that.

  2. Well of course the eggs are done to suit the particular eater. It was soooo yummy.

  3. I love Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I have want to do a local tour someday.
    This strip of bars you speak of... Any strip bars? ;-)