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Mar 1, 2019 - Back to the Zoo

March 1 Time came for us to move on. We all said our goodbyes. Some stayed in Ensenada, others headed back to the border, or to San Felipe, a beach on the other side of the Peninsula, and a few headed south to see the whales in the lagoons. It would have been fun to do that but we had heard reports of bad roads, and it was another couple of days of driving to get there. We opted to return to the zoo for one night. We banded together with five other rigs and headed north. It took us almost two hours just to get through Ensenada. We lost of...

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Kidds-OnTheRoad 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - Beach combing and exploring

In between our tours, we enjoyed walking on the beach. One day we saw a lot of Sea Hares on the beach. These look like big slugs with sails on the top. They were actually kind of pretty. When I accidently stepped on one, it shot out some very pretty purple ink, which it does when it gets upset. I felt kind of bad for it, but then I was wondering if that ink was ever used as a dye. I did not try it. A few miles down the road from the beach camp is an estuary. There is a nature trail that goes along the edge of the water and over the sand...

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Feb 22, 2019 - Touring Ensenada

One day we had a tour of Ensenada. We stopped at a farmer’s market where we all purchased cheese and veggies. Another stop was at Riviera de Ensenada or as it used to be called Hotel Playa Ensenada. It was opened in October of 1930. It was an elegant hotel and gambling casino. One of the members of the developing corporation was Jack Dempsey the boxer. He was hugely famous at this time and attracted a lot of Hollywood people here. The opening night act was Bing Crosby who was accompanied by Xaviar Cugat Orchestra. A local Latin singer and...

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Feb 19, 2019 - LaJolla Beach Camp

Today we drove to our next destination, La Jolla Beach Camp just south of Ensenada, in Puta Banda, Baja California, Mexico. We will be here for ten days. The campground is owned by the family Pabloff. They are a very generous family to the locals who are not so fortunate. There is also an ex-pat community here. Several have been here since the 1960’s when this place first opened. They all help the local community. Our Escapee Chapter that we came down here with is big on charity projects. There are several we are doing while here. We...

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Feb 18, 2019 - Living in a zoo!

It has been fun staying inside a zoo. We are actually in a big empty overflow parking area, next to the zoo but within the zoo limits. We are next to the wolf pen and behind the lions and tigers. There is quite a racket at night, usually started by the donkey called “Fluffy”. He starts braying, then the lion wakes up and roars. From time to time the wolves join in. The first few times you hear it in the middle of the night it is kind of quaint. By about the fourth time and at 5am it is just loud. A fun experience anyways. The zoo has about...

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Feb 16, 2019 - Tijuana Mexico

Day 39 - Saturday 16th February We set off again today to go to Tijuana hoping that the flooding had eased enough to let us get into San Diego. The plan being to park up at a Walmart’s buy a day ticket for the metro system & take the bus & a tram down to the border. The road to the right outside the camp was open again with only a light flow off water today. It was also open again at the place where we turned back yesterday so we were able to drive the ten miles to the Walmart car park near the bus terminus. The bus took us right into San...

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Southwest USA - 2019

Feb 15, 2019 - Mexico at Last!!!

This morning we packed up the rig and waited for time for our travelling group to leave. We are travelling in small groups of about 6 or 7 rigs per group, and about half hour intervals, so we don’t overwhelm traffic on the roads and the border. Time for our group to hit the dump station and line up was 930. By 10 we were on our way. We kept tabs on each other by CB radio. I think I may have already mentioned this previously. At the border, we had to show the registration for the truck and the trailer. They were confused because when we...

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Feb 13, 2019 - Tecate Mexico

We got into our travelling groups and drove the few miles to the border crossing. We parked our cars and walked across the border in to the town of Tecate to take care of our paperwork (FFM cards meaning Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This is like a visa which we need if spending more than 72 hours in Mexico. When we got there the line was still pretty long, so our group decided to walk around the town for a while first. We can go into Mexico without the card for the day. There was no line and no problems at all getting into Mexico. We just...

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Feb 11, 2019 - Mexico & Jam

Day 34 - Monday 11th February We headed along the border a bit in the morning & down just across the border into Mexico. The Mega geocache group were having a meting there in the morning so we wanted to look in on them & get a few Mexican geocaches while we were there. We parked up in a big car park on the USA side & walked across the border into Algodones on the Mexican side. The whole place is full of dental practices, optical shops & pharmacies with touts everywhere trying to get customers. Most of those shops had one or two Americans...

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Southwest USA - 2019

May 1, 2017 - San Diego to Tijuana - PHOTOS TO BE ADDED

We were up early to shower, dress, pack and head out the door with Erica as she is dropping us at the trolley station to travel to Mexico. We said goodbye to Kevin and Kona and hit the road. The highways into the city were pretty busy however no worse than home in the direction we were travelling. Erica dropped us near the Civic Centre station and with instructions to make sure we messaged them to let them know we'd arrived at our destination. As we were quite early, couldn't book into our accommodation until 2:30 and the journey to Mexico...

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Mar 27, 2017 - Cross the border into Mexico

3/27 The first day crossing the border went easy although we experienced our first time having Red fully X-rayed! It was green green green all the way and including Catavinia where we stayed the first night. Bon found the driving rather easy so 300 miles was not a push. With fewer tourists going in our direction...actually only met one at our overnite in Catavinia going as far as Loreto.

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Apr 3, 2016 - March 2016

March 2016 --update Another busy month for us as we participated in our usual activities and have started the process of finishing up for the season: Vic calling card bingo on Sunday evenings. Helping several people with their last minute projects. Showing “Saturday night at the movies” in the cul-de-sac—daylight savings time has pushed the movie time to 7:30pm (almost past bedtime!) but the weather is so good we don’t even need jackets. Sandy continuing with the Communication Committee and Board meetings, wrapping things up. Playing Hand &...

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