Two is Better than One: Days in Todos Santos

Seahorse: snout points to where we are now camped Starfish: where the chocolatier, books, essential oils/lotions stores are located Shark teeth: where the produce store and tortilleria are located

Seahorse: snout points to where we are now camped
Starfish: where the chocolatier, books, essential oils/lotions stores are located
Shark teeth: where the produce store and tortilleria are located

Todos Santos is known as an artist colony.  Gringos flock to this little Mexican town close to the Pacific beaches and just north of Los Cabos (actually still within the district).  There is certainly an element of Tourist Trap but we hit some back roads, shopped in obscure stores, browsed the bookstore, hit the produce market (& found chia seeds & raw cacao! yippee).  Spent part of 2 different days in this quaint town.  I think I’d love to come back here, without the children, and just wander thru the shops with Everette, stop for a java and some decadent chocolates.  Some day.

On these 2 visits we watched artists Do Their Thing.  Artist painted on spoons just for the kids

Artist painted on spoons just for the kids

Ate delicious Mexican chocolates (and then watched the movie Chocolat when we got home), fish tacos, and took home fresh maize (corn) & harina (wheat) tortillas hot-off-the-press.

making tortillas

making tortillas

The girls tried on hats,

Dan w hatanswered endless queries about the Pacifico hat Danaka wore. Surprised to find Canucks and Oilers ponchos, and always practicing our Espanol.

Resting in the shade

Resting in the shade

On our 2nd trip into Todo Santos we were told to eat at La Esquina outside of town, and we were all pleasantly surprised.

 

La Esquina signageOrganic, lots of variety, good portions, tasty food.  We ordered a variety of things from Smoothies, The Days Soup, Greek Salad, Smoked Marlin Burritos and various sandwiches on fresh, homemade foccaccia bread.  ALL of the food was yummy.

You order food up at the windows and they deliver to your table.....we had a wonderful teal-washed picnic table that we all fit at.

You order food up at the windows and they deliver to your table…..we had a wonderful teal-washed picnic table that we all fit at.

We sipped or bit than passed things along so we all got to try each of the items.  The kids ranted and raved about the food, the variety of tastes, the generous portions.  Even now, sitting on the beach up the road hours later they are still talking about what a great lunch they had.  As parents it is encouraging to know that at least the money we spent at a restaurant to feed this crew was well appreciated.

But now they are already asking for the next meal.  Bottomless stomachs.

3 thoughts on “Two is Better than One: Days in Todos Santos

  1. I’m ready to come, Karen! I love reading about your travels.

    Kathleen is getting married this summer. Have you heard? August 10. We are very happy for her, and we love Tim Berbec, whom we are so thankful for. Kathleen is the Executive Director of the Surrey CPC, since November and she is doing well there. We have 4 babies being dedicated at church tomorrow, from the CPC. Blessings surround us. Happy Mother’s Day, Karen! You be blessed tomorrow too!

    • No, I hadn’t heard that Kathleen is getting married. Congratulations to you all, and Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. Ain’t we blessed! Grandbabies, wonderful son-in-laws, all the other kids.

      Glad you’re enjoying the blog. We’re enjoying the traveling. Heading North now, excited but a bit sad too. It’s beautiful here, and we feel safe (unlike the talk in the media)

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