…at a really great place.  I’m at Rancho La Puerta, a “destination spa” in Tecate Mexico (just south of the US border in the Baja California). 

Now that my wife and I have been here a couple of days, I can heartily recommend the experience.  I am eating healthy, delicious food, prepared by excellent chefs, grown organically on site.  I am enjoying activities like Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Latin Dancing, Yoga, and Ballet, in addition to “normal” fitness activities like Fit-ball, Circuit training, and water aerobics… and that is just in the first two days.  Climbed a mountain this morning.  I’ll post photos on Facebook. 

Big rounds of appreciation to my dear Mother-in-Law for agreeing to spend time with my kids while we are here… and big hugs to my three angels for behaving for their grandmother (hopefully ;-).  But most of all, a long, warm, slow hug for my darling wife Marina, for putting up with me for twenty years (as of September 1).  No one is luckier, more blessed, and more grateful than I am.

By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

One thought on “On vacation”
  1. Rancho La Puerta is summer camp for adults!  Now that I'm back (8 pounds lighter), I can honestly say that "the ranch" is a magical place.  I can understand how some people visit over and over.  (One guest, during my week, had attended over 45 times).  I got to know other guests, as well as the instructors.  Amazing place.  We will be back.

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