Our first anniversary trip to Loreto, Baja to visit my brother Ben at Casa Benito was fabulous! Just one hour prior to picking Mike and I up at the airport, Ben and Eric had just returned ALIVE and SAFE from six days at Sea! A solo swim from mainland Mexico to Loreto was attempted when the Sea of Cortez suddenly raged with 25 foot waves that nearly capsized the Alleycat! Captain Benito returned to the Sea the following day to take Mike and I and the professional photographer Scott to Honeymoon Cove to snorkel. Mike snorkeled for the first time and cruised around with Ben in the dingy. Saturday night we attended a fund raiser that benefits the youth of Loreto. A grand five star hotel called La Mision is just two blocks from Casa Benito. We dined with the crew of the solo swimmer and celebrated life with good food, fantastic music and dancing! Mike and I walked the stretch of the Sea on the new malecon and watched the sunrise and sunset on the Sea. We laughed much and ate well with surpirse guests. Norma and Ajay, Dena and Dale, Steven the Chaplain and Medic from San Francisco. We will arrive in Chapala on Jan 1, 2014!