Welcome To the Hotel California. Todos Santos, Mexico

On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air

Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night.
Hotel California Baja Mexico
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell

And I was thinking to myself
Hotel California Baja Mexico
‘This could be heaven or this could be Hell’
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
Hotel California Baja Mexico
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Welcome to the Hotel California
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Such a lovely face.
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Hotel California Baja Mexico
Any time of year (any time of year) you can find it here

 Welcome to the Hotel California

                                                 Such a lovely place (such a lovely place)

Such a lovely face.
“Hotel California”
The Eagles 1977
And that was our brief but beautiful stay at The Hotel California in Todos Santos Mexico.
The last time I was here I was a new mom traveling with my new husband and baby.
This time we are back after our twentieth wedding anniversary with our two youngest children.
And although the Eagles have always been mysterious about the source for the lyrics of this song, all signs point to this hotel as being the source.
I’ve been coming down to Mexico since I was a small child and Mexico always holds something new and magical to discover for me.

 San Jose Del Cabo, a much nicer town than nearby Cabo San Lucas, in my humble opinion.

 A Tamarindo Margarita garnished with chili salt and an orange slice. Mmmm…..

Tres Gallos Restaurant, Cabo San Lucas

The Hilton Los Cabos.
In our handmade dresses.
I would like to thank everyone who stopped by yesterday to encourage me when I was having a small identity crisis after returning from my trip. Your comments mean a lot to me and I’m very grateful for your presence.
I’m feeling a lot better now and am trying to count my many blessings instead of focusing on negative things.
I am also feeling happy because Isabelle is coming home today! She has been in France for five weeks and I’m really missing my girl.

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  1. Olga says

    This post is beautiful! You are truly an artist and I actually felt like I was there walking on the streets of this beautiful town. You were always an artistic kid and you obviously continue to fine tune you craft every day! This blog is just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t give up because you really do bring beauty to life!

  2. Sew Blessed Maw says

    What a beautiful place.. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.. The girls look adorable in their pretty dresses. [And mom …you looked very pretty in the red dress…just perfect for Mexico]..
    SO happy that Isabelle is coming home .. Hope you all have a fun week ahead of you.
    [I can just hear the giggles all the way from Ms.ha]

  3. Emily says

    Oh my gosh what a cool post/series of pics/set of dresses! Happy belated anniversary!!!!!

  4. Victoria says

    Wow, what an awesome place, must get down there and visit some day. I love Mexico, love the food especially!