Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tales of the Traveling Tote Cabo Thanksgiving

Welcome to our 29th quarterly 
Tales of the Traveling Totes. 
It's that time again where our Traveling Totes 
share where they have gone this last few 

This was an off-year for our kids for 
so as we were having a dinner with 
friends, they said they didn't have their 
kids coming this year either.  We all 
decided we would spend Thanksgiving, 
or Friendsgiving together in Cabo.  

The first thing they noticed was our new gate 
to the driveway of our home.  Miss Madi K 
decided to grace the gates with her presence.  

We added the gates because other cars were 
using our driveway as a turnaround and sure 
enough, someone ran into our garage doors.  
We quickly called our builder and asked him 
to add gates.  

The builder, MarCor, designed the gates to 
coordinate with the interior railing.  We thought 
he did an amazing job with his design. 

Miss Madi K also wanted to show off 
my master closet.  Certainly nicer than we 
have at home!  She feels so comfortable 
and relaxed in this fabulous closet.  

As always, going out to eat is one of 
our favorite activities here in Cabo.  
We love The Office for breakfast. 
It is down on the beach and you 
can take your shoes off and dig 
your feet into the sand.  

This year we discovered La Lupita, a new 
taco shop.  These are Wagyu Tostadas 
served in a mini smoker.  Of course, I would 
love to have mini smokers like this for entertaining. 
I did a search for them immediately online 
but didn't find anything!  I am sure they 
are custom made for the restaurant.  

Sunday we always cook at home and I 
made these Tomahawk Steaks which we 
served along with shrimp and cheese on 
mini raclette machines.  

Our big adventure this trip was a 
dune buggy ride out in the desert. 

We had a lot of fun, but they weren't as fun 
as side by sides.  They struggled in anything 
that wasn't hard-packed sand.  We thought 
we were going to get to ride them on the 
beach, but they had us stop and walk to 
the beach - haha - that wasn't what we had 
in mind when we signed up for the ride.  

But the star of any of our trips here is 
the home itself, with its beautiful 
sunrise and sunset vistas, 

and of course the pools. 
Now we are off to race home to 
begin all of the Christmas parties.  
Miss Madi K and I have a full month 
of fun ahead of us!  


Thanks for stopping by.  Now hop on 
over to visit our other Traveling Totes and 
enter a drawing for our prize this month.
Deb at Mountain Breaths is hosting this 
month, so leave a comment on her blog 
to enter to win. 

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 

Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box  
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women 

We will be back in March for another adventure. 


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your home is lovely - what a "jewel"!! The views are breathtaking. Your family must love gathering here! I always enjoy tagging along and peeking into your life filled with joy and excitement. Wishing you all a joyous holiday season!

  2. Your Cabo home is so fabulous Jackie, you must pinch yourself every time you go there to see if you are dreaming or if it's real! The gates are gorgeous and the views are breathtaking! How much fun to have friends join you and I'm sure your December plans will be wonderful too. Happy holidays!

  3. Jackie, what lucky friends to share Friendsgiving with you in Cabo. Your home is amazing. The gate is a work of art, and that closet, well, all I can say is you deserve this! Love seeing all your photos. Happy December!

  4. You did have such a lovely Thanksgiving with friends Jackie. I love when you share your amazing home with us, it is specular! The closet is a dream, I love how big it is. I think your builder is so talented, the gates he designed for your property are beautiful and a hint of what's inside, beautiful! Sounds like you and Miss Madie K are in for a fun holiday season. Happy December Jackie........

  5. Jacqueline, your Cabo home is absolutely breathtaking! Anyone who has the opportunity to visit there is most definitely graced with your life's rich blessings! Happy December!

  6. Your Cabo home is gorgeous, the views, the pools, the new gate and of course your fabulous closet. I know your family and friends must love visiting. The food is always so delicious looking. How fun to put your toes in the sand while eating a gourmet taco. You are certainly blessed. You and miss Madi K have the best adventures. Happy Holidays Jackie.

  7. I enjoy your posts about your Cabo home. It is stunning, Jackie! Your views are gorgeous, and the gate is pretty! I can't believe that you can have wagyu beef tacos: What a treat!
    My oldest daughter and I love eating breakfast out: It's our favorite! The office looks like fun.
    Thanks for sharing your Cabo Thanksgiving with us. I hope you enjoy Christmas at home with your family in Utah!

  8. Wow what a trip! Everything looks amazing! I wish my closet looked like that:) The gates are beautiful!!!

  9. It looks like you had a great time! Love the matching gate and railing. Clever idea!

  10. What a nice Friendsgiving! Your home is the ultimate! Those views are fantastic.I adore sunsets and sunrises. How beautiful your pictures are.
    Glad you ate so well and had fun adventures with your friends.

  11. Miss Madi K looks right at home in that fabulous closet! I love the new gate and railing! Sorry about the garage door, geez. Sunsets and sunrises are right up my alley. Enjoy every minute of it!


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